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Keeping Computer Rooms Cool

Mainframes and racks of servers can generate as much heat as a 7-ft. tower of toaster ovens. Discover efficient ways to improve cool air distribution. Keeping a data center cool is tricky because new servers require 10 times the power and 30 times the airflow of water-cooled mainframes with similar footprints. In addition, while legacy cooling designs can handle the length and width of a data...

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The HVAC Industry Outlook

This year may be a breeze for HVAC equipment manufacturers because of a strong residential and light commercial market. And commercial and industrial markets may perk up. Heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) equipment manufacturers can keep a cool head this year because demand will remain robust. While the residential and light commercial market will continue to be strong, commercial...

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New HVAC Technology to Transform Industry

Because it provides superior ventilation and can deter the spread of biological and chemical agents, DOAS—dedicated outside air system —is promising to revolutionize the industry. In the 1970s, variable-air-volume (VAV) systems gained prominence mainly because they addressed the period's energy concerns. But while they have delivered results for many years, their position may soon be...

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Facilities Management: The Big Picture

Having to manage your facility on a smaller budget? You are not alone. Find out how to deal with this current trend and other recent developments in the industry. It's a tough time to be a facility manager. Budgets are tightening, and it's becoming increasingly urgent to do more with less. "Cost reduction pressures and eliminating non-core competencies are the current trend in almost every...

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The Seeds of "Greener" Design

Want to produce a more eco-friendly car, computer or toaster? Be sure to check out these design tools and "green" tips. For manufacturing and design engineers, being "green" is not as complicated as they might suspect. In fact, many manufacturers around the world are already getting a head start, examining their products' environmental impact, incorporating more recycled materials and developing...

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Fuel Cell Fundamentals

We've all heard the hype. Now discover how fuel cells actually work and how fuel-cell cars really compare with gasoline cars. Also, learn the technology's history and its future markets. Because they are a clean and quiet power source, fuel cells are fascinating to many people. And to industry, they represent an extremely promising technology that could someday power homes, cars and electronic...

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Supply Chain Collaboration Unscrambled

It's a hot topic in publications and business settings, but the definition of supply chain collaboration continues to elude many. We pin it down. We've all heard the term "supply chain collaboration." Its buzz quotient has been on the rise because rapid technological advances and mounting competitive pressures have been urging supply chain participants to work with each other. But with all of the...

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Economic Indicators 101

While we closely follow economic news, few of us, if we really admit it, actually know how to gauge the economy's current and future status. Find out how to read economic indicators and forecast business cycles. The state of the economy concerns most of us. But how can we predict if the economy will go up or down? The answer—economic indicators—those figures that clue us in. There are...

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The ABCs of Engineering Acronyms

From CAE to STEP, there seems to be an endless parade of acronyms. We spell them out and explain why they're so prevalent. Engineers have a fondness for acronyms, and it shows. They use three-letter shortcuts like CAD, CAM, CAE, FEA, PDM and PLM, and that's in engineering technology alone. In fact, notes one engineer, there's actually an acronym for three-letter acronyms—TLA. "Acronyms serve...

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Web Site Development Essentials

How do you build a web site that will reel in your prospects and bolster sales? Follow these basic but high-impact ways to create, promote, and protect your site. Creating an online presence for your business not only helps you reach potential customers but also strengthens your relationship with existing clients. In fact, relationship building is more important than ever as marketers...

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