OESP reconvenes in Hershey

Association toasts Judy Garber at her final convention
(May 26, 2015)
The National Association of Oil & Energy Service Professionals (OESP) returned to Hershey, PA for its 61st Annual Convention & Trade Show, May 17-20. The four-day event—which included a two-day trade show, numerous educational sessions, a golf outing and the annual Care to Ride fundraiser for Oil Heat Cares—culminated in an Awards Banquet Tuesday evening, honoring Executive Director Judy Garber… FULL ARTICLE >>

New NAECA standards take effect

New revisions raise minimum energy factors for water heaters
(May 18, 2015)
Updates to the National Appliance Energy Conservation Act (NAECA) went into effect on April 16, raising the minimum required Energy Factor of gas, oil and electric water heaters, depending on storage volume. NAECA III, finalized in 2010, requires slight efficiency rating increases for heaters under 55 gallons, which many manufacturers will accommodate by adding about an inch of insulation–increasing the size… FULL ARTICLE >>
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Change and Transition

(May 14, 2015)
  Change and transition are two very different things. Change is an event such as a promotion, loss of a job, a new boss, marriage, divorce, loss of a loved one and so on. Change can blindside us, leaving us feeling like our feet are not on the ground, and many times we do not have any control over it.… FULL ARTICLE >>

Bridging the Gap

Finding, training and engaging a new generation of HVACR technicians
(May 1, 2015)
By Nicholas Morosoff, Danfoss Like many of the well-established industries across the country, the HVACR industry has reached a transformational point, where the workforce is facing critical gaps and the advancement of technology is redefining the necessary skill set. The statistics can certainly be startling. Currently, there is a shortage of approximately 32,000 skilled technicians, according to the Air-Conditioning, Heating… FULL ARTICLE >>

OESP and AREE to host joint trade show in 2016

Oil & Energy Service Professionals and Atlantic Region Energy Expo to come together at Foxwoods
(April 27, 2015)
The Oil and Energy Service Professionals (OESP) and the Atlantic Region Energy Expo (AREE) announced that they come together to host a joint trade show and convention, May 22–26, 2016 at the Foxwoods Resort Casino in Ledyard, CT. The new, co-hosted event will include a two-day trade show for the petroleum marketing and HVAC industry, as well as expanded educational… FULL ARTICLE >>

Gas Appliance Service releases Summer training schedule

Learn from ICM "Gas & Propane Basics" columnist Timmie McElwain
(April 23, 2015)
SCHEDULE MAY, JUNE & AUGUST 2015 Mon. May 4: Fundamentals of Combustion Tues. May 5: Circuitry & Troubleshooting Wed. May 6: Hydronic Controls Circuitry Thurs. May 7: Gas Heating Electric Ignition Systems Fri. May 8: Gas Heating Advanced Electric Ignition Systems Mon. June 15: Fundamentals of Combustion Tues. June 16: Circuitry & Troubleshooting Wed. June 17: Hydronic Controls Circuitry Thurs.… FULL ARTICLE >>

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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

Pennsylvania Petroleum Association Event Schedule

Winter is coming, and the Pennsylvania Petroleum Association’s (PPA)…

New Mercury Recycling Law in Massachusetts

In an effort to boost mercury recycling in the…

Bell & Gossett’s Little Red Schoolhouse Returns

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