Product Roundup: Facilities management

Tools to maintain facilities in an environmental age.

Standards, regulations and codes for green buildings have been developed by a variety of organizations. These rules cover the spectrum of aspects of industrial plant buildings and grounds.

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From cleaning equipment, flooring and sealants to roofing, parts washers and coatings, industrial facilities are comprised of numerous products that can mean the difference between a green plant and one that’s not.

The standards for green buildings also cover efficiencies in areas such as the use of water or the use of energy. Rules developed by the International Code Council (ICC, www.iccsafe.org) include water and energy conservation.

The ICC launched the creation of the International Green Construction Code (IGCC), which was developed to reduce buildings’ negative impact on the environment. The IGCC is written for manufacturers, designers and contractors, but it was originally created for adoption by almost any governmental entity level.

In addition to ICC’s development, the IGCC is sponsored by ASTM International and the American Institute of Architects, and it’s supported by the U.S. Green Building Council, the Green Building Initiative, and the LEED and Green Globes rating system producers.

ASHRAE Standard 189.1 also is available for local adoption. It involves a “total building sustainability package” for designing, constructing and operating green buildings.

The standard is the basis for green buildings on a variety of subjects, from site location and energy use to recycling, indoor environmental quality and impact of a building on the atmosphere. The standard also is recognized as an option to the IGCC for purposes of jurisdictional compliance by a building.

Standard 189.1 is a set of technically rigorous requirements that, like the IGCC, covers criteria including water use efficiency, indoor environmental quality, energy efficiency, materials and resource use and the building’s impact on its site and its community.

Standard 189.1 was written by experts representing all areas of the building industry, who contributed tens of thousands of man-hours. The standard was developed in a little more than three years, and then the standard underwent four public reviews in which around 2,500 comments were received on it.

Advance's Adfinity X20R REV automatic floor scrubber features Random Orbital Scrubbing technology

Advance's Adfinity X20R REV automatic floor scrubber features Random Orbital Scrubbing technology
Advance's Adfinity X20R REV automatic floor scrubber is designed to provide improved daily scrubbing performance. Random Orbital Scrubbing technology is engineered to deliver dual-action scrubbing with a combination of high-speed ¼-inch orbital micro-scrubbing and 20-inch low-speed rotational macro-scrubbing.

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FabEnCo's Z Series self-closing safety gate is designed for fall protection at ladder, platform, mezzanine and stair openings

FabEnCo's Z Series self-closing safety gate is designed for fall protection at ladder, platform, mezzanine and stair openings
The FabEnCo Z Gate is an adjustable swinging gate for fall protection at ladder, platform, mezzanine and stair openings. The Z Gate is available in widths that fit clear openings from 21 inches to 39 inches, can be installed on all types of handrails (angle, flatbar, pipe), and may be mounted left or right on either side of a handrail.

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Garland's White-Knight Plus/White-Stallion Plus roof restoration line is a reflective, single-component aliphatic urethane membrane 

Garland's White-Knight Plus/White-Stallion Plus roof restoration line is a reflective, single-component aliphatic urethane membrane
Garland has upgraded its multipurpose liquid-applied waterproofing roof restoration product line. The product, White-Knight Plus/White-Stallion Plus, is a reflective, single-component aliphatic urethane membrane designed to maintain, restore and upgrade the performance of existing aged single-ply metal, smooth BUR and modified bitumen roofs.

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Metabo's SSW18 impact wrench features three electronic speed ranges

Metabo's SSW18 impact wrench features three electronic speed ranges
Metabo introduces the SSW18 18 V 1/2 inch impact wrench from the PowerMasterSeries of 18 V lithium-ion cordless power tools. In addition to a maximum torque of 1,947 inch-lbs, the SSW18 features three electronic speed ranges from 0 rpm to 1,600 rpm, 0 rpm to 2,150 rpm and 0 rpm to 2,650 rpm.

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LEDtronics' PAR-style lamps with LEDs and Fresnel lenses replace incandescents, halogen lamps and compact fluorescent bulbs

LEDtronics' PAR-style lamps with LEDs and Fresnel lenses replace incandescents, halogen lamps and compact fluorescent bulbs
Operating either in 120 VAC dimmable or in a voltage input range of 90-290 VAC, LEDtronics' PAR-style lamps with LEDs and Fresnel lenses come in various PAR20, PAR30 and PAR38 styles. The lamps directly replace incandescents, halogen lamps and compact fluorescent bulbs.

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Bird-X's Broadband Pro rids plants of bird infestations using sonic settings and ultrasonic frequencies

Bird-X's Broadband Pro rids plants of bird infestations using sonic settings and ultrasonic frequencies
Bird-X's Broadband Pro is designed to rid plants of bird infestations using sonic settings, such as bird distress calls and predator cries, and ultrasonic frequencies that irritate and disorient birds. The device also includes three visual scares, creating an audio and visual attack that is engineered to make the user's property undesirable and uninhabitable to birds.

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Duro-Last's Rock-Ply roofing system offers watertight performance with a ballast appearance

Duro-Last's Rock-Ply roofing system offers watertight performance with a ballast appearance
Duro-Last Roofing Inc. introduces the Duro-Last Rock-Ply roofing system, which is part of the Duro-Last Designer Series of roofing membranes. The Duro-Last Rock-Ply roofing system is engineered for commercial and residential roofing applications where appearance is important, but traditional rock or stone ballast is not practical.

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Zoneworks' SCW Wash-down Curtain Wall minimizes the potential for cross contamination

Zoneworks' SCW Wash-down Curtain Wall minimizes the potential for cross contamination
Zoneworks' SCW Wash-down Curtain Wall allows users to enclose areas to minimize overspray when cleaning and/or reduce the potential for cross contamination during routine production processes. The Zoneworks SCW Wash-down Curtain Wall is constructed of cleanable, 18-ounce white vinyl fabric.

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W. R. Meadows' Meadow-Crete FNP Extended is a one-component, pre-extended, shrinkage-compensated repair mortar

W. R. Meadows' Meadow-Crete FNP Extended is a one-component, pre-extended, shrinkage-compensated repair mortar
Meadow-Crete FNP Extended is a one-component, pre-extended, shrinkage-compensated repair mortar designed for structural repairs and reinstatement of concrete elements. The product can be formed and poured or formed and pumped, utilizing a suitable concrete pump.

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Abanaki's Grease Grabber oil skimmer can remove up to 160 gallons of grease and oil per hour

Abanaki's Grease Grabber oil skimmer can remove up to 160 gallons of grease and oil per hour
Abanaki's Grease Grabber oil skimmer is designed for harsh conditions where heavy greases and oils accumulate. Abanaki’s oil skimmer system is engineered to provide a continuously operating belt and wiper that can remove up to 160 gallons per hour of grease and oil.

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Big Ass Fans' Yellow Jacket portable fan is designed for durability 

Big Ass Fans' Yellow Jacket portable fan is designed for durability
Big Ass Fans' Yellow Jacket portable fan is engineered to take abuse and stay in use. Yellow Jacket is designed for flexibility and quiet operation, and is engineered with a steel carriage, powerfoil-inspired blades, oversized wheels, an ergonomic handle, multiple speeds and a locking position mechanism.

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Brady's BBP31 Sign and Label Printer prints at three inches per second  

Brady's BBP31 Sign and Label Printer prints at three inches per second
Brady's BBP31 Sign and Label Printer offers “drag-and-drop” editing, a database of 200 symbols and importing options. It prints at three inches per second.The BBP31 Sign and Label Printer can operate as a stand-alone unit and connected to a PC. It has a library of pre-made labels that are ready for printing.

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E Instruments' E4400 portable flue gas analyzer is designed for emissions monitoring and maintenance 

E Instruments' E4400 portable flue gas analyzer is designed for emissions monitoring and maintenance
E Instruments' E4400 portable flue gas analyzer is designed for emissions monitoring and maintenance, and tuning of combustion processes. Its design and “true NOx” capability makes the E4400 well suited for boiler, engine, furnace and other combustion applications.

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 Bacharach's IEQ Chek Indoor Environmental Quality monitor has a seven-sensor capacity

Bacharach's IEQ Chek Indoor Environmental Quality monitor has a seven-sensor capacity
Bacharach's IEQ Chek Indoor Environmental Quality monitor has a seven-sensor capacity, and it measures, monitors and records temperature, humidity, CO2 (NDIR-based) and up to four additional plug-and-play sensors. Available with or without an on-board pump for sampling the air, the IEQ Chek has a selection of sensor options.

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Chadd Padd fuel bibs are designed to absorb diesel, gasoline and oil spills at their source 

Chadd Padd fuel bibs are designed to absorb diesel, gasoline and oil spills at their source
Chadd Padd fuel bibs are designed to absorb diesel, gasoline and oil spills at their source. Chadd Padd mats are made out of the same material necessary for Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) requirements. Offered in two sizes, the 10-inch-by-10-inch model is designed to hold up to 4.5 ounces of petroleum products, while the 15-inch-by-20-inch model can absorb up to 11 ounces.

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