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In this issue...
  • 3 ways to check duct sizing in the field
  • OESP and AREE to host joint trade show and convention in 2016
  • EIA: US crude oil inventories drop for first time since January
  • What's happening?
  • Get outdoors for a good cause
  • Sign up for Dan's seminar
  • Tech update for May 2015: HVAC apps
  • Power tool survey: The most used power tools by contractors
  • HVAC: Air separation in hydronic heating systems
  • US leads the world in hydrocarbon production — but for how long?
  • Integrated Project Delivery allows contractors and their teams to join forces
  • Solar power is booming, but is it booming fast enough?
  • Tips for a successful email campaign

  • 3 ways to check duct sizing in the field
    Contracting Business
    The assumption that duct systems work just fine when replacing equipment will likely get you in trouble sooner or later. Odds are very high that the new equipment won't operate at the efficiency and comfort levels you promised your customers. Let's take a look at three ways to check duct size and performance in the field.
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    OESP and AREE to host joint trade show and convention in 2016
    ACHR News
    The Oil and Energy Service Professionals and the Atlantic Region Energy Expo have announced they will host a joint trade show and convention May 22-26, 2016, at the Foxwoods Casino Resort, Ledyard, Connecticut. While details are still being finalized, the co-hosted event will feature a two-day trade show offering the latest products and services for the petroleum marketing and HVAC industry; expand the educational programs and opportunities offered to all company personnel; and offer social and networking events.
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    EIA: US crude oil inventories drop for first time since January
    Reuters
    U.S. crude oil stockpiles fell last week for the first time since the week ending Jan. 2 as imports slowed, while gasoline and distillate inventories rose, data from the Energy Information Administration showed on May 6. Crude inventories fell 3.9 million barrels to 487.03 million in the week to May 1, compared with analysts' expectations for an increase of 1.5 million barrels. The draw was the largest since mid-September. Distillate stockpiles, which include diesel and heating oil, rose 1.5 million barrels, versus expectations for a 117,000-barrel drop, the EIA data showed.
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    What's happening?
    OESP
    Our 61st annual convention and trade show takes place next week, May 17-21, in Hershey, Pennsylvania. Get registered today! Classes, products, social events and more will be a part of the experience.
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    Get outdoors for a good cause
    OESP
    We are still accepting registrations for our annual Dave Nelsen Scholarship Golf Tournament, to be held Monday at 10 a.m. at the Deer Valley Golf Course, in Hummelstown, Pennsylvania.

    Care to Ride? The motorcycles leave from Hershey at 10 a.m. Ralph Adams is the leader of the pack. Bicycles will depart at 2 p.m. with Don Farrell leading the way. And at 5 p.m., the Walkers and Runners will take off. All for a good cause: Oil Heat Cares.

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    Sign up for Dan's seminar
    OESP
    Dan Holohan will be presenting Classic Hydronics at 2 p.m. following the closing of the trade show on Wednesday. It all begins with a pizza party, compliments of Peerless. All proceeds from the event will go to Dan's Scholarship that is dedicated to instructors of HVAC.

    Just click on the "Read More" link to register. See you in Hershey!

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    IN THE NEWS


    Tech update for May 2015: HVAC apps
    Contracting Business
    The world is becoming more wireless every day. Wireless products, such as apps, are keys to technicians' productivity and, in some cases, accuracy on the job. Of course, there are also some apps that handle billing and other office communications. Whether it's from a manufacturer or companion to a software product, apps are big.
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    Power tool survey: The most used power tools by contractors
    Contractor
    This March, Contractor magazine surveyed readers to find out what are the most used corded and cordless power tools amongst contractors, where contractors prefer to purchase those tools, what voltage battery packs they use, among other questions. Contractor also asked a handful of tool manufacturers what type of tool trends they are seeing and what they are forecasting for the future.
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    HVAC: Air separation in hydronic heating systems
    Consulting-Specifying Engineer
    Entrained air is one of the most persistent problems that plague hydronic heating systems. It is also one of the least understood. In addition to providing guidance on writing specifications for air elimination equipment for hydronic systems, this May 20 webinar will help you understand why air elimination is critical for proper functioning of the system, how to prevent air problems through proper choice of equipment, how air problems can develop and how to rid the system of them.
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    US leads the world in hydrocarbon production — but for how long?
    By Stefanie Heerwig
    According to the latest estimates of the U.S. Energy Information Administration, the U.S. remained the world's largest producer of hydrocarbons in 2014, despite plunging oil and gas prices and a dropping rig count. The EIA estimates that U.S. hydrocarbon production continues to exceed that of both Russia and Saudi Arabia. Whether the U.S. can keep this position will depend in the short to medium term on whether shale will remain profitable — and ultimately on the oil and gas price.
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    Integrated Project Delivery allows contractors and their teams to join forces
    Contractor
    In the mechanical contracting industry, common practices and tools are constantly evolving. The relentless search for improved means, methods, software platforms and project delivery approaches has become an engrained tenet within the industry. Through evolved practices, teams strive to minimize waste, increase collaboration, reduce construction costs and, through evolved practices, teams strive to minimize waste, increase collaboration, reduce construction costs and provide a superior product to the customer. However, without the use of a solid and collaborative management approach, achieving these goals is often a difficult task.
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    Solar power is booming, but is it booming fast enough?
    The Christian Science Monitor
    The world's power mix is shifting from emissions-heavy fossil fuels to cleaner sources like solar, wind and hydropower. Among U.S. renewables, solar is the fastest growing, according to the U.S. Energy Information Agency, and along with wind it accounts for almost two-thirds of renewable growth. But despite all the progress that has been made, there is still concern that a global energy transition is not happening fast enough to stave off the worst effects of climate change.
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    Tips for a successful email campaign
    Forbes
    Small business owners using email marketing tools such as Hubspot, MailChimp, Constant Contact and other email marketing platforms, may not be getting the return rate they'd hope for. As more and more emails flood our customers' inboxes, how do we know they're even getting viewed? What's the measure of success and best practices for small businesses looking to drive more revenue out of their email campaign?
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