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[February 25, 2013]

books, software & lit [Snips]

(Snips Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) REFRIGERATION BROCHURE FasTest Inc. has released a 36-page refrigeration brochure highlighting the company's patented technology for air conditioning, heat pumps, ice machine and more. The guide provides product information, illustrations and specifications for the company's pressure testing and processing tools. For easier navigation, the company says the brochure is organized by product family, identifying key features and benefits, part numbers, dimension information, seal replacements and field repair kits for individual product lines, including CoreMax, RQD Series, FasMate and TwistMate. The publication also provides a selection guide for HVAC testing and processing tools, as well as a selection of connectors for pressure and vacuum testing.

FasTest Inc., 1646 Terrace Drive, Roseville, MN 55113-1317; (651) 645-6266; fax (651) 645-7390;;

BUSINESS SOFTWARE WennSoftEvolution is a new operational software for workorder management, asset management, installation, field service and maintenance. The software is designed for equipment or asset organizations in the energy, construction, communications and manufacturing and distribution industries. Built on the MicrosoftxRM framework, Evolution offers asset management, maintenance agreements, simple and segmented work orders, field service, advanced dispatching and scheduling, quotes, purchasing and invoicing, and includes MicrosoftDynamics customer relationship management. It can operate alone or it can be integrated with MicrosoftDynamics enterprise resource-planning products. It can also be integrated with other business application software and services.

WennSoft, 1970 S. Calhoun Road, New Berlin, WI 53151; (888) WENNSOFT;;

QUICK-DELIVERY CATALOG Greenheck has released volume No. 24 of its Quick-Delivery Catalog. The 132-page catalog offers a selection of fan and ventilation products available for delivery or quick-build shipping. Products in the catalog include fans, kitchenventilation systems, energy-recovery ventilators, makeup-air systems, indoorair handlers, custom coils, dampers, louvers and laboratory-exhaust systems. An expanded line of fan models is now available with the Vari-Green motor option. Volume No. 24 of the catalog features combined stock and quick build performance tables to show the best availability for each product type. Quickresponse codes located throughout the catalog can be scanned to open associated websites with more detailed product catalogs, installation manuals, specifications and drawings.

Greenheck, P.O. Box 410, Schofield, WI 54476-0410; (715) 359-6171; fax (715) 355-2399;

SERVER ROOM GUIDE MovinCool has published a new free guide called How to Prevent IT Equipment from Overheating in Winter: Keeping Server Rooms and Telecom Closets Cool in Heated Buildings. The publication was designed for facility managers, information technology managers and mechanical contractors. The seven-page guide addresses this problem by examining the advantages of a new class of selfcontained, ceiling-mounted air conditioners, which are specifically designed for cooling small spaces with dense heat loads. The guide is available as a free download from the MovinCool website at

MovinCool, Denso Sales California Inc., 3900 Via Oro Ave., Long Beach, CA 90810; (800) 264-9573; fax (310) 835-8724; www.

SPOT COOLING CATALOG MovinCool has published a catalog with specifications on the company's entire line of industrial spot air conditioners and accessories. The expanded, 20-page catalog, which has tabbed section dividers, covers the MovinCool PC7, Classic, Classic Plus and Office Pro series of portable spot air conditioners, as well as the company's latest CM series of ceiling-mount models. Customer testimonials are also included in the catalog. The catalog can be downloaded from MovinCool's website at

MovinCool, Denso Sales California, 3900 Via Oro Ave., Long Beach, CA 90810; (800) 264-9573;

CONSTRUCTION SOFTWARE Dexter & Chaney has launched two new Web-based products. They are new versions of Spectrum Construction software as well as Venture Project Collaboration software. The new product line is aimed at the needs of construction operations professionals. Spectrum version No. 14, the latest edition of the company's construction management software, provides a new ease of use, affordability and accessibility, according to the company. Users can access the full features of the software from anywhere using virtually any Internet-connected device. Spectrum can be hosted by the client or employed as a software-free "cloud" based product. While the software can be deployed on-premise, contractors who choose the completely hosted option never need to worry about software updates or hardware requirements, officials said. Venture's features work together to help operations professionals assemble bid teams, share and manage documents, automatically send alerts, and create project logs. Officials said that Venture software saves contractors money by reducing the number of software applications they need and by providing Web-based access to all of its features Dexter & Chaney, 9700 Lake City Way, Seattle, WA 98115-2347; (800) 875-1400; fax (206) 367-9613;;

NATE GUIDE RSES has released "Gas and Oil Heating," the fourth title in the "Preparing for the NATE Exam" CD series for instructors. The series of CDs is designed to help Refrigeration Service Engineers Society chapters and HVACR instructors prepare students for the North American Technician Excellence exam. The guide comes with a compact disc that includes MicrosoftPowerPoint software, which allows educators to conduct anywhere from two- to eight-hour review sessions. The CD also contains a complete overview of all materials covered in the Preparing for the NATE Exam: Gas and Oil Heating study book. The CD has more than 500 slides, and includes answers to all review questions at the end of each lesson in the study book. Topics covered include, combustion, furnace installation, venting, airflow, troubleshooting, oil burner, oil tanks, and preventive maintenance.

RSES, 1666 Rand Road, Des Plaines, IL 60016-3552; (800) 297-5660;

HVACR CATALOG Johnstone Supply says it has enhanced its annual publication with a new layout and size. The catalog contains over 1,200 product listings. Following research and input from HVACR contractors, the company incorporated improvements to the catalog to increase readability and improve category cues to speed product search and identification. For example, the company claims it has streamlined layouts, resulting in a catalog that is a half-inch thinner and a full half-pound lighter. Also, Johnstone officials said that the new and brighter paper stock provides greater contrast along with bolder product identification numbers and descriptors for rapid review. Colorized page headers now help to reinforce category groupings, and new color icons on the cover correspond to interior tabs so that users can flip directly to the needed section. An online version of the catalog can be found by visiting the Johnstone website.

Johnstone Supply, 11632 N.E. Ainsworth Circle, Portland, OR 97220; (503) 256-3663; fax (503) 256-3798; www.johnstonesupply. com.

VENT CATALOG The Direct Vent Chimney Product Catalog from Metal-Fab Inc. showcases the company's line of 4-inch by 6-inch and 5-inch by 8-inch diameter pipe, fittings, and installation kits for every direct-vent gas appliance application. The company says each pipe and fitting has been engineered and precision built for optimum appliance performance in both horizontal and vertical configurations. They also feature heavy-gauge No. 430 stainless steel flues, and are designed for installations that require neither fasteners nor sealants. The catalog features product benefits, design illustrations and part photographs, and has illustration drawings of the five most common installations. The catalog is free.

Metal-Fab Inc., P.O. Box 1138, Wichita, KS 67201; (800) 835-2830;

BLOWER DOOR DVD The Energy Conservatory has produced a new DVD titled "Minneapolis Blower Door Quick Guide." A copy of the DVD is included free with the purchase of any Minneapolis Blower Door. The blower door is used to measure the air-tightness of building envelopes, diagnose and demonstrate air-leakage problems in buildings, estimate natural infiltration rates, estimate efficiency losses from air leakage and certify construction integrity. A print copy of the quick guide and a complete operation manual are also included. The 22-minute DVD is also available for viewing on in two 11-minute parts.

The Energy Conservatory, 2801 21st Ave., Suite 160, Minneapolis, MN 55407; (612) 827-1117; fax (612) 827-1051; info@;

DIAGNOSTIC SOFTWARE Emerson Climate Technologies launched its HVACR Fault Finder software. The product is a new accessory kit used to diagnose system issues and display operational history when used with Copeland Scroll compressors. Emerson officials said the software is designed to help contractors troubleshoot residential or commercial air-conditioning systems. The HVACR Fault Finder software extracts fault history information directly from Comfort Alert Diagnostics or CoreSense Diagnostics modules to help guide the contractor to the root cause of system issues. The software kit includes a compact disc and cable used to connect all existing Comfort Alert or CoreSense Diagnostic modules with a personal computer, tablet or laptop.

Emerson Climate Technologies, 1675 W. Campbell Road, Sidney, OH 45365-0669; (937) 498-3011; fax (937) 498-3334; www.

DATA BOOK ASHRAE has released the second edition of its Datacom Equipment Power Trends and Cooling Applications. The association says the book provides new and expanded data communications equipment power trend charts to allow data communications facility designers to more accurately predict future equipment loads. It also provides ways of applying the trend information to facility designs. Chapters include an introduction, background, component power trends, load trends and their applications, air cooling of equipment, liquid cooling of equipment, practical example of trends to data center design, and an appendix.

The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air- Conditioning Engineers, 1791 Tullie Circle, Building No. 2, Atlanta, GA 30329; (800) 527-4723; www.

ROOFING MANUAL The National Roofing Contractors Association has released an updated volume of its manual, The NRCA Roofing Manual: Metal Panel and SPF Roof Systems-2012. The volume, which updates and replaces the 2008 edition, serves as a reference for contractors, architects and roof consultants. It provides information on design, materials and installation techniques applicable to metal panel and spray polyurethane foam roof systems used in low- and steepslope applications. The manual's metal panel roof systems section includes guidelines on substrates, architectural and structural metal panel roof systems, as well as 91 construction details.

NRCA, 10255 W. Higgins Road, Suite No. 600, Rosemont, IL 60018-5607; (847) 299-9070; fax (847) 299-1183;

HYDRONICS BOOK Classic Hydronics: How to Get the Most From Those Older Hot- Water Heating Systems is the latest book from Dan Holohan. According to the publisher, the 154-page, spiral-bound book takes a fresh look at older systems. Classic Hydronics will show you how the systems work, where they came from, how they've changed over the years and what contractors can do to get the most of out the system without spending a fortune., 63 N. Oakdale Ave., Bethpage, NY 11714; (800) 853-8882;

ZONING STANDARD The Air Conditioning Contractors of America has released Manual Zr, which the association says is the first ANSIrecognized standard for residential zoning. Topics covered in the manual include zoning advantages and appropriate use of the zoning concept; types of systems, equipment, and components used for air-damper zoning; metrics and methods; and guidance for designing entire zone damper systems. Load calculations for zoned systems are included, as well as strategies for excess air management.

ACCA, 2800 Shirlington Road, Suite 300, Arlington, VA 22206; (703) 575-4477;

SUBMITTAL TOOL Trade Service has launched Submittal Manager, which allows mechanical contractors to build job submittals from start to finish, and send them to the project owner. Submittal Manager can also be used by plumbing and mechanical distributors as a timesaving tool when they are asked to take on the entire submittal building task for their contractor customer, says the company. The online software was generated from a blueprint of the company's electrical version that has been in the market for nearly a year. With Submittal Manager, Trade Service uses its library of 250,000 updated manufacturer catalog pages and electronic markup tools. Company officials said that contractors can not only use the application to find pages quickly with targeted search methods, but Submittal Manager can also match an uploaded parts' list against the database to find and automatically add corresponding catalog pages to the submittal.

Trade Service Co. LLC, 15092 Avenue of Science, San Diego, CA 92128; (800) 854-1527; fax (800) 418-4363; www.tradeservice. com.

TRANFER FAN BROCHURE Tjernlund Products Inc. has published a brochure on its AireShare line of room-to-room and level-to-level transfer fans. The company says the fans are designed to make too hot or cool rooms more comfortable. Officials also say that the transfer fans provide homeowners with an unobtrusive, cost-effective way to circulate heated or cooled air from fireplaces, stoves, electric baseboards, split-system ductless or window air-conditioning units. The brochure illustrates various ways the fans can be installed to pull cool air from floor level or warm air from ceiling level and distribute it high or low into an adjoining room. It also shows how the level-to-level units can transfer air from a lower to upper floor and visa versa. Also included in the AireShare brochure is the three-step installation procedure, model dimensions and a calculator to determine the number of minutes needed to bring an uncomfortable room to nearly the same temperature as the adjacent room.

Tjernlund Products Inc., 1601 Ninth St., White Bear Lake, MN 55110-6794; (800) 255-4208; fax (651) 426-9547; www.tjernlund. com.

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