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The Future of Control Engineering, Technology, and Common Misconceptions Answered

By Kristine Rohwer / CommTech Global

Andrew Frannsen, Senior Control Engineer at CommTech Global answers questions related to the world of control engineering within the energy sector. We wanted to know what the common misconceptions are, what the future of control engineering looks like, solar versus gas, and recent advancements with technology.

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Senior Electrical and Assembly Specialist Discusses the Importance of Electrical Inspectors

By Kristine Rohwer / CommTech Global

Panel Assembly is a CommTech Global team effort that includes aid in all phases of putting together the final product.  From reviewing plans and designs that can enhance reliability and functionality to working with only first-rate automation equipment, our meticulous quality assurance in unrivaled in panel assembly and fabrication.

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4 Ways to Ensure Field Employee Retention

By Kristine Rohwer / CommTech Global

Field Employee Retention at CommTech Global starts with our staff communication efforts, continued training and education for our field and inspection technicians, instilling high-caliber conflict resolution skills, and working together – because we all succeed when we are connected.

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Q&A with CommTech Lead Commissioning Technician 

By Kristine Rohwer / CommTech Global

CommTech Global facilitates startup solutions within the energy sector, with commissioning being the backbone of our unmatched services. We asked our Lead Commissioning Technician, Brent Koon, about the importance of commissioning — especially hiring a third-party commissioning team versus in-house quality assurance/inspection and assembly — and a few other questions pertaining to commissioning practices at large-scale projects.

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Q&A with CommTech Global Inspection Supervisor

By Kristine Rohwer / CommTech Global

What’s the difference between commissioning and inspection? Why would a startup or restartup hire a third party commissioning company?

CommTech Global’s Billy Kirkland, Inspection Supervisor explains in this Q&A article why field support/inspection is vital to the success of projects whether it’s full turnkey service from inspection to completion, to owner’s satisfation and product knowledge.

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Case Study: Commissioning a Solar Power Plant

Published by Control Engineering
Commissioning an integrated security system for solar power plant in Saudi Arabia was successful despite the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Building commissioning: a golden opportunity for reducing energy costs and greenhouse gas emission in the United States

Published by Springer

Commissioning is arguably the single most cost-effective strategy for reducing energy, costs, and greenhouse gas emissions in buildings today. Although commissioning has earned increased recognition in recent years, it remains an enigmatic practice whose visibility severely lags its potential.

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A look inside our energy future

Published the energyfactor

Access to reliable, affordable energy has completely transformed how people live, communicate, travel, conduct business, infrastructure and much more. 

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Top 5 List: How Your Business Can Benefit From Solar Arrays

By Kristine Rohwer l November 2020

Efficiency at the lever: Push-in connection technology is revolutionizing the control cabinet

Published by the PHONENIX CONTRACT 3/2007

Original content by PHOENIX CONTRACT, CommTech Global is onboard with push-in connection technology, this new technology allows electrical systems to be wired securely and smoothly from field to controller.

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The Commissioning Dilemma: Pay Me Now or Pay Me Later

By Chris Robinson / millwise engineering

“An effective, detailed commissioning plan will align functions and engage operations very early in the startup process and more in depth than with traditional project transitions.” 

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The Future of Solar is Bright

By Emily Kerr/ Harvard University

New technological advances over the last twenty years have driven this increased reliance on solar by decreasing costs, and new technological developments promise to augment this solar usage by further decreasing costs and increasing solar panel efficiency.

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The Importance of Commissioning and How It Helps

Published by smartcitiesdive

In the 2016 Johnson Controls Energy Efficiency indicator survey, 72 percent of respondents have plans to increase investment in energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. “Going Green” and “Environmentally Friendly” are no longer newsworthy, trending headlines. Now, there is a growing focus on how to achieve energy efficiency in the most cost-effective way. This is where commissioning comes into play.

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