Facilities Maintenance News

How to Detect Air Leaks In Your Facility

It's that time of year again, at least for us up north. An easy way to minimize heating costs during the winter season is to conduct an air leak audit on your facilities. As much as 40% savings (https://www.airbarrier.org) can be seen by sealing up those elusive leaks. The question is how do you go about locating them? Well, there are a few different methods that will allow you to visual...

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What Is BIM Data And Why Is It Important?

BIM or Building Information Modeling, is a way for designers and builders to pass along information regarding newly constructed facilities to facility owners. Most people think BIM is just three dimensional modeling, which is part of it, but what is important is the actual data delivered. BIM data can be used to effectively maintain facilities throughout their life-cycles. BIM's are embe...

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Infographic - How To Read Lighting Facts Labels

You can look up LED lighting facts online through the lightingfacts.com website. Here are some other helpful articles: 5 Reasons To Do Preventive Maintenance Why Doesn't Management See The Value Of Preventive Maintenance? Infographic - What Are The Types Of Maintenance?  

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Why Doesn't Management See The Value Of Preventive Maintenance?

Preventive maintenance is a tough thing to convince management to invest in because you can't see it. Pushing for a budget on something that isn't easily quantifiable is a hard sell in itself, but when you can't even see what you're buying, it's even worse. Fortunately, there are enough reports on the ROI and benefits of doing PM that, with a bit of persuasion, can make it easier to pitc...

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Choosing The Best Lubrication For Your Equipment

Before we get into how to best choose lubricants, a quick disclaimer. Manufacturer recommendations are going to be your best answer as to what lubrication you should be using for your equipment. This post is meant for those who don't have manufacturer specifications to reference, have older equipment, or equipment that has been repaired with parts that are not original. Let's start with ...

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Category: Tips n' Tricks, HVAC

How To Read A Psychrometric Chart

Psychrometrics is the science of moist air thermodynamics (the effects of heat, work, and energy on a system) in relation to HVAC systems. A phychrometric chart is helpful for determining what combination of heating, cooling, humidifying, and dehumidifying sources should be used to reach optimal environmental conditions in facilities. At the end of this post, I have an example of how to ...

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