Kilawatt Technologies reduces the VPT on-air studio’s electrical usage by 86 percent

first_imgKilawatt Technologies has announced significant energy savings in Vermont Public Television’s Studio A, one of its on-air TV studios.’ Built in 1967, Studio A was once heated and cooled using three independent, state-of-the-art HVAC systems. Over time, knowledge of how the systems worked and needed to be maintained was lost, and the systems fell into disrepair. As a result, Studio A was uncomfortably warm for those who worked there.’ Although VPT had been given a proposal for over $360,000 to replace the three HVAC systems, Kilawatt Technologies studied them and figured out how they had been intended to function. Turning the three analog air systems into digital ones was no small feat, but Kilawatt ended up not only saving VPT from having to buy a new system but brought the old systems back online and saved VPT a considerable amount of energy and money.’ Joe Tymecki, VPT’s Facilities Manager, said, ‘What Kilawatt does is save you so much energy that the utility may come knocking to see if their meter is broken.’’ Instead of being hot most of the time, Studio A is comfortable. In addition, energy costs for cooling the studio have plunged from 22 kW to 3 kW due to the revitalization of the old system. ‘ This has resulted in an’ 86% reduction in electrical consumption.Steven Antinozzi, Vice President of Kilawatt Technologies, stated,’ ‘We are very pleased to be able to achieve these results for Vermont Public Television. It’s been great to create a comfortable work environment for VPT staff while drastically reducing their energy costs.’ Background’ Kilawatt Technologies, founded in 2008, provides a data-centric, statistically based, energy and environmental management program. The methods involve continuous trending and analysis of energy and interior environmental data for commercial, multi-family, and industrial buildings.’ Vermont Public Television’ (VPT) is Vermont’s statewide public television network, serving the region on the air, online at VPT.org and in the community. ‘ VPT’s signal covers Vermont, as well as bordering regions of New York, New Hampshire and southern Quebec, including Montreal. A member station of PBS, the Public Broadcasting Service, VPT’s mission is to educate, inform, entertain and inspire Vermonters to be lifelong learners and to be engaged in their community.November 20, 2013 Kilawatt Technologies‘last_img read more

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Riverhead Officer Saves Two Lives In One Day

first_imgRiverhead police officer Michael Lombardo with the choking victim May 18. Independent/Riverhead Police DepartmentA 25-year veteran of the Riverhead Police Department is being celebrated for saving two lives in separate incidents Sunday.At 3:15 PM May 17, Lombardo was first on the scene on Industrial Boulevard, responding to a call where a man reportedly had his hand trapped underneath his vehicle. Lombardo found the victim in distress with his hand crushed underneath the brake rotor. Police said it appeared the man had taken off his tire when the jack tipped over, causing the vehicle to drop and the brake rotor, which landed directly onto his hand.The Riverhead Fire Department was going to be contacted to assist in removing the vehicle, police said, but Lombardo acted quickly and utilized the same jack to lift the car high enough so the victim could free his hand. The victim was transported to Peconic Bay Medical Center by the Riverhead Volunteer Ambulance Corps for his injury. Police said the man was released from the hospital with a broken finger and lacerations to his hand.But that wasn’t all. During the same shift, at 7:21 PM, Riverhead police were called to a report of a man choking inside a home on Hamilton Avenue.Again, police said Lombardo was first on the scene and found the man “actively choking and in distress” on the front porch. The officer ran to the porch and began performing the Heimlich maneuver, and police said the victim started to “become limp from the lack of oxygen.” Police said it took numerous attempts to dislodge what ended up being a piece of chicken.The man was able to eventually breath on his own, and was transported to Peconic Bay Medical Center by the Riverhead Volunteer Ambulance Corps for further evaluation. The man was released later that evening from the hospital and is doing fine.The Riverhead Police Department said it “would like to acknowledge the excellent work done” by officer Lombardo during the two [email protected] Sharelast_img read more

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Praxair starts up Oklahoma plant

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Polarcus breaking seismic records in Myanmar

first_imgMarine seismic survey company Polarcus has shared some positive news in an otherwise depressing seismic acquisition market, pressured by low oil prices.The UAE-based, Oslo-listed, company which is currently acquiring an ultra-wide 3D marine seismic project offshore Myanmar, has described the project as a record breaking one.According to a statement by Polarcus on Thursday, its Polarcus Amani vessel is towing an in-sea configuration that measures 1.8km wide across the front ends.With each of the ten streamers separated by 200m, the total area covered by the spread is 17.6 square kilometers.This is the largest in-sea configuration ever towed by a single seismic vessel as well as the largest man-made moving object on earth, Polarcus said.Polarcus COO, Duncan Eley said: “Such industry leading operational efficiency in Myanmar by one of our right-sized 3D seismic vessels exemplifies Polarcus’ strategy to deliver fit-for-purpose geophysical solutions to our clients. We work closely with all clients to ensure both their efficiency and data quality objectives are met and exceeded.”Worth noting, a little more than a month ago, another Oslo-listed firm, PGS said it broke the spread record with the Ramform Titan vessel, also in Myanmar. At the time, the seismic spread was 18 streamers, each 7.05 kilometers long, with 100 meter separation between the streamers.A total spread width was 1.7 kilometers and represents close to 127 kilometers of streamers. The total surface area of the streamer spread is 15.6 square kilometers, said PGS in December.last_img read more

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