Part 1: Defining Discontinuities

  Discontinuities A discontinuity is defined as an interruption in the physical properties of an article. Discontinuities can be relatively harmless – or they can render article material defective and dangerous. Part 1 of this series investigates the origin of discontinuities and the overall classifications most discontinuities fall into. Inherent, Processing, and Service discontinuities are the…

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Plant Operators Plug Away at Leaks

Important read in Chemical Processing magazine about how plant operators are seeking technology solutions to identify and mitigate fugitive emissions which,“may pose significant hazards to people and the environment.” Spectroline Industrial offers a full line of fugitive emission detection solutions From our Marksman™ II Ultrasonic Diagnostic Tool to our complete leak detection kits,OIL-GLO® dyes and cordless LED leak detection lamps, Spectroline solutions find leaks before…

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Premium UV Dye and AC Sealant

GLO Seal™ combines high quality fluorescent dye with AC&R system leak sealant Cool Seal™, for a powerful and safe system additive. With one quick installation, GLO Seal™ pinpoints the exact location of all leaks and micro-leak areas.

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Reasons For HVAC Failure

There are many factors that may lead to the failure of an HVAC unit. The most common reasons, seen in the infographic to the left, are having too much debris around the unit, improper installation, lack of maintenance, and improper sizing. Regular maintenance is an important factor which improves the functionality of a unit and…

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Reliable HVACR Podcast Features Spectroline UV Leak Detection

The North America Sales Manager of Spectroline Leak Detection, Matthew Cowley, sits down with Adrian Garcia, host of the Reliable HVAC/R podcast. They talk about topics such as the automotive origins of Spectronics Corporation, the interesting history of where Spectronics products have been used, to different perspectives of UV fluorescent leak detection in the HVAC/R…

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Routine Hydraulic Maintenance Plan & Inspection

A maintenance plan is essential for keeping your hydraulic systems active and operating efficiently. A maintenance plan decreases future repair costs, minimizes unplanned downtime, and supports overall operation profitability. By being proactive and in preventive maintenance procedures it can help keep hydraulic systems and parts in better condition longer. A preventive maintenance (PM) program has…

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Saint Patty’s Day Tradition Started with the Search for a Leak

On of the coolest Saint Patrick’s Day spectacles, the annual Chicago River dyeing which turns the Windy City’s primary tributary emerald green, all started accidentally with the search a leak in the municipal water supply system. CBS 2 in Chicago reports…. CHICAGO (CBS) — Thousands of green-clad Chicagoans celebrated St. Patrick’s Day Saturday first with the annual river…

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Saving Money on Your Air Conditioning Bills

There are many ways to save on your air conditioning bills.  Here are some suggestions to reduce your energy costs. Upgrade to a High Efficiency System Replacing an older system with a high efficiency one can save you thousands of dollars in energy costs. Older systems operate around at 65% AFUE (annual fuel utilization efficiency). New…

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