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Jan 28, 2021

In this episode, Bryan and Alex Meaney talk about value engineering. They discuss what it means to value engineer better when it comes to construction projects.

Value engineering is about finding ways to reduce the costs of a project. However, we don't want to do a bad job or use extremely cheap materials just to bring...

Jan 26, 2021

In this short podcast episode, Bryan talks about the placement of the TXV sensing bulb. He also explains how it affects the opening force on the TXV.

The TXV sensing bulb (or sensor on an EEV) provides the opening force for the valve. The warmer the bulb gets, the more the valve opens; the colder the bulb gets, the more...

Jan 21, 2021

In this podcast episode, Bryan, Erich Vinson, and Anthony Marino talk about dealing with difficult customers in the HVAC industry.

When working with customers in general, it is best to make eye contact with the customer, listen to them, and put yourself in their shoes.

When dealing with difficult customers, we must...

Jan 19, 2021

In this short podcast episode, Bryan explains how hydrostatic pressure can build up in refrigerant cylinders and present a hazard to technicians.

Your refrigerant cylinders have tare weight and water capacity values stamped on the tank. You'll want to use these when weighing the refrigerant you recover because you don't...

Jan 14, 2021

In this podcast episode, Bryan, Trevor Matthews, and Jim Dick from Emerson give us all an introduction to industrial refrigeration. Jim works with contractors to provide tech support. He also does the startup and commissioning of refrigeration compressors and gas compression units.

Industrial refrigeration refers to...