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ICM Puzzle – January/February Issue

Answer and Correct Respondents
(March 27, 2015)
A large truck is crossing a bridge that is two miles long. The bridge can only hold 13,000 lbs, which is the exact weight of the truck. The truck makes it half way across the bridge and stops so the driver can eat his lunch. A bird flies in and sits on the passenger seat. Does the bridge collapse? The… FULL ARTICLE >>
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ECR names Mid-Atlantic Rep.; Peerless, Caleffi add personnel

News capsules from around the industry
(March 26, 2015)
  ECR International, manufacturers of products under the brand names Argo, Dunkirk, EMI, Olsen, Pennco and Utica Boilers, announced Maryland-based N.H. Yates & Co. as the company’s manufacturer representative in the Mid-Atlantic region. “Not only does ECR have a great product lineup that covers our entire territory, but it is managed by a great team of energetic, boiler people,” said Dan Kelbaugh,… FULL ARTICLE >>
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Standards Released for B20 Heating Oil

ASTM International releases performance specs for 6-20% biodiesel blends
(March 25, 2015)
In a welcome development for Bioheat advocates, standards organization ASTM International released performance specifications for blends of 6-20% biodiesel with traditional heating oil on March 24. The newly updated ASTM D396-15a, “Standard Specification for Fuel Oils,” supplements the existing No. 1 and No. 2 grades, which address blends of up to 5% biodiesel (B5). The new B6-B20 grade adds some parameters for… FULL ARTICLE >>
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OESP Trade Show & Convention will feature Dan Holohan’s Classic Hydronics seminar

Proceeds to benefit industry education
(March 23, 2015)
Dan Holohan is bringing his Classic Hydronics seminar to the OESP Trade Show & Convention, May 17-21 at the Hershey Lodge in Hershey, PA. At the conclusion of the trade show hours on Wednesday, May 20 at 2 pm, Dan Holohan will present the technical seminar, exploring one-pipe loops, pressure differential, gravity hot-water heating, pumping, radiation and more. Holohan and OESP will donate… FULL ARTICLE >>
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OESP Convention to feature new NORA Gold courses

(March 5, 2015)
Part of the extensive education program at the OESP Trade Show & Convention, May 17-21 at Hershey Lodge in Hershey, PA, will include technical training sessions offering the National Oilheat Research Alliance’s (NORA) new Gold Certification. On Wednesday, May 20 at 8:00 am, Ralph Adams, Parker Fuel Co., will hold a warm air training session and Dave Holdorf, Taco, will teach a… FULL ARTICLE >>
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Bioheat launches 2015 ad campaign

Includes TV, radio spots and Salvation Army partnership
(February 18, 2015)
Earlier this month, Bioheat launched their early 2015 ad campaign, including three radio spots, a 30-second TV ad and a 30-second TV PSA in partnership with the Salvation Army and WCVB Channel 5 (ABC) in Boston. Below is the 30-second Bioheat commercial airing on WCVB in Boston: WCVB and Bioheat are partnering with the Salvation Army to provide heat and… FULL ARTICLE >>
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New Bioheat Bill Hits NYC Council

Proposed 5% biofuel mandate for heating oil, to reach 20% by 2030
(February 17, 2015)
New York City Councilman Costa Constantinides introduced a bill late last week that would increase the amount of biofuel required in residential and commercial heating oil to 5% by 2016, up from the current city requirement of 2% biofuel. Bill 0642, if passed, would then raise the threshold to 10% by 2020, 15% by 2025 and 20% by 2030, as reported by… FULL ARTICLE >>

Pennsylvania Petroleum Association Event Schedule

Winter is coming, and the Pennsylvania Petroleum Association’s (PPA)…
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New Mercury Recycling Law in Massachusetts

In an effort to boost mercury recycling in the…
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Bell & Gossett’s Little Red Schoolhouse Returns

Bell & Gossett, a Xylem Inc. brand, will continue…
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