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How a Plant Manager’s HVAC Problems Can Spark Product Innovation

By Goodway Blogging Team | Published June 7th, 2017
How a Plant Manager’s HVAC Problems Can Spark Product Innovation If you’re a plant operations or maintenance manager, then you’re inherently a problem solver too. So when a big problem comes along, it’s tempting to feel as if you have to figure it out on your own. This type of problem solving can be a relatively slow and stressful process when the equipment at risk […]

Allowing Custom API Applications in your PTC Integrity Lifecycle Manager Environment

By Steve Lundy | Published June 5th, 2017

Recently, I was working on a custom API program for a customer, when I came across something that could be a sticky little problem for someone trying to add custom API programs to their PTC Integrity Lifecycle Manager Environment.  The problem was first manifested when I had a Java based API application that I was trying to execute on my local desktop. This application was supposed to connect to the PTC Integrity Lifecycle Manager server to perform a series of operations.  The problem was, I could never get a connection.  Each time I would get a console error message that stated:

How Facility Technicians Can Prevent Evaporator Coil Corrosion Without Damaging AC Coils

By Goodway Blogging Team | Published May 25th, 2017
How Facility Technicians Remove Biofilm and Prevent Corrosion Without Damaging AC Coils It feels like summer has arrived in some regions and the last thing you want is your HVAC system to fail when a heat wave arrives. Detecting a drop in HVAC performance is often the only warning you’ll get that something is about to go wrong. But with dirty coils putting an unnecessary load on […]

Using the Audit Log to Record Promotions in a Staged Environment

By Steve Lundy | Published May 22nd, 2017

Recently, a customer came to me because they wanted to record when changes were promoted from their development environment to their test environment, and later from their test environment to their production environment. They wanted a way to simply tell when changes were moved to test, and then promoted to production that they could easily refer back to.

How Proper Coil Cleaning Increases Savings, IAQ and System Efficiency

By Goodway Blogging Team | Published May 8th, 2017
How Cleaning Coils Properly Increases Savings, IAQ and System Efficiency As things begin to heat up this summer, more and more HVAC facility managers and technicians will experience equipment and maintenance headaches. Take for example air conditioning systems. Even a well-maintained HVAC system consumes a lot of electricity, especially during the summer months.  In fact, air conditioning and other climate control technologies account for almost […]

How Clean-in-Place Conveyer Belt Cleaning Delivers Efficiency, Labor Savings and FSMA Compliance

By Goodway Blogging Team | Published May 3rd, 2017
How Clean-in-Place Conveyer Belt Cleaning Delivers Efficiency, Labor Savings and FSMA Compliance When it comes to investing in belt cleaning equipment, many factors come into play. Return on investment is influenced by production uptime, savings in staff time, and meeting regulatory requirements. These new FDA regulations tighten up existing rules by focusing on preventing contamination, rather than limiting their scope. Dry steaming, however, is a clean-in-place solution […]