Message from Our Executive Director
The beginning of 2021 will be notable for several reasons. For our friends and association members in Texas, they will remember this year for the devastating winter weather. As if the pandemic was not already enough of a challenge, the weather became another life-threatening event. Texans are not the only ones in the United States to be endangered by extreme weather conditions. We hope you know everyone is in our thoughts and prayers as you endure mother nature and the pandemic.
The NARSA/IDEA staff is focused on offering online training and events to our members. We feel our best contribution to our members is to help them train their present and future workforce.
Please mark your calendars for the second virtual conference the association will be hosting on May 20-21, 2021. We will be offering approximately 6 hours of cooling system and diesel filter continuing education. We hope you will join us for this event. Look out for more information by email, social media and in the upcoming issue of The Cooling Journal.
If you haven’t already listened to Solder & Soot: a NARSA/IDEA podcast, please check it out wherever you tune in to podcasts, whether it be iTunes, Spotify and/or Anchor.
Stay Safe and Warm,
NARSA/IDEA Executive Director
Back to Work After Winter Storm
Earlier this month, millions of people were impacted by severe winter storms. We checked in with NARSA/IDEA members in Texas to see how their businesses were affected.
“We were lucky and had no damages to our shops,” said Elizabeth Dominguez of Don Hart Radiator, which is located in Waller, Texas. “We are back in action today trying to make up from a week of being out.”
“We had to shut down for three days because of no power at our business,” said Van Smith of Kirby’s Radiator Service in Fort Worth, Texas. “Snow covered roads, and most of our employees had no power, or it was intermittent for six days.” It was so cold the test tank froze.
Industrial Radiator in Dallas also had to briefly shut down due to the winter weather, but employees are back in the shop now. According to owner Chad Spence, there were a few pipes affected but no other major issues.
January/February 2021 issue of The Cooling Journal
The January/February issue of The Cooling Journal is now available!
In this latest issue, you’ll find:
- Cover Story: Our Member Spotlight featuring Don Hart Radiator of Waller, Texas
- Technical Article on Measuring Radiator Cores
- Using Oscilloscopes in the Heavy-Duty Market by Diesel Laptops
- Aftertreatment 101 by Diesel Emissions Service
- How COVID-19 legislation could impact your taxes this year
Miss a “Lunch & Learn” Webinar?
Don’t forget our “Lunch & Learn” Webinars are always available for our website on our website http://narsa-idea.org/webinars.
Welcome New Members
Please welcome the newest members to the NARSA/IDEA family:
Abaré Radiadores e Turbinas (Petrolina, Pernambuco, Brazil)
Armstrong Radiator & Auto (Washington, Utah)
Atlas Radiator (Corpus Christi, Texas)
Beach Radiator & Air Conditioning (Virginia Beach, Virginia)
Big D’s Radiator (Las Vegas, Nevada)
Fraser Valley Radiators (Langley, British Columbia, Canada)
Mike’s Radiator (Harare, Mashonaland, Zimbabwe)
OG Supply (Cibollo, Texas)
Radiadores Panama (Panama City, Panama)
TamerX Diesel Products (Hemingway, South Carolina)
Want to join NARSA/IDEA and connect with hundreds of radiator shops and manufacturers from across the world? Learn more about visiting our website http://narsa-idea.org/join
DPFXFIT continues to expand emissions control lineup!
As a compliment to our full line of Diesel Particulate Filters (DPF), we’re introducing the same OEM quality and performance with aftermarket affordability into our growing line of Diesel Oxidation Catalysts (DOC).
Designed and manufactured in North America, our DOC line offers high quality stainless steel construction in a 1-piece canister design that outperforms our competition when it comes to durability and efficiency. Our DPFXFIT line also includes high quality clamps and gaskets so you can get back on the road in no time.
Have a specific DOC you’re looking for? Give us a call or contact your local sales team and get it on our Customer Priority List! In the meantime, visit our website for more information and available models today.
AdRad Radiators:Australian Manufactured modular radiators for Caterpillar
To minimise downtime, Australia’s mining industry needs fast access to modular radiators for modern Caterpillar mining and earthmoving equipment. Until now, holding ample stocks of expensive imported radiator modules was the only option.
Following considerable investment in new manufacturing equipment, plus years of development and testing, Adrad now offers their own Australian made Aluminium Modular Radiator (AMR) and Next Generation Modular Radiator (NGMR) units for Caterpillar applications.
These modular radiators are a direct fit for Caterpillar machines including 773, 775, 777 & 793 Off-Highway Trucks and 24M Grader.
Cores and components are made in Adelaide with units available for immediate delivery with warranty supported by Adrad, Australia’s largest radiator manufacturer.
Extensive testing and in-field trials has proven these Adrad modules have the performance and durability to meet the most demanding CAT OE specifications; including the 100,000 pressure cycle test – which passed first time.
For more information, visit https://www.adradradiators.com.au/offhighway.php
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O.G. Supply, LLC (OG) is excited to become the newest member of NARSA-IDEA and looks forward to networking with its industry professionals to exchange ideas and industry information with like-minded associates.
OG was established in 1948. For three generations OG has built a solid reputation around the world as an innovative sealing solution provider. OG serves an impressive list of global distributors and OEM clients from two operating facilities located in Cibolo, TX, just twenty-five miles from the heart of San Antonio.
The industrial division of OG provides a wide variety of gasketing to the boiler, heat exchanger, waterworks, pulp & paper, power generation, chemical, petrochemical, and the oil & gas industry. With millions of flange gaskets, hand-hole and man-hole gaskets placed into service, OG has become one of the leading experts in the art of sealing high pressure/high temperature steam.
OG’s automotive division is focused on emission containment for the Diesel Particulate Filter, Diesel Oxidation Catalysts assemblies and exhaust component industry. OG offers a broad selection of high temperature gaskets, clamps and O2 sensor ports & plugs to accommodate OEM, after-market and reman diesel particulate filters.
Calendar of Events
March 4, 2021 at 1:00pm ET – Plastic Tank Radiator Conversion (rescheduled)
March 4, 2021 at 2:15 pm ET – Repeatable DPF Cleaning Ensuring Quality Service
April 8, 2021 – “Lunch & Learn” Webinars
May 20-21, 2021 – Virtual Conference
Some members are still sending mail to the wrong address. Please update your records with our new mailing address:
450 South Denton Tap Road PO Box 3383
Coppell, Texas 75019
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New Episodes of “Solder & Soot” Podcast
NARSA/IDEA is proud to present our podcast called “Solder & Soot.” This new series features success stories from business leaders within the cooling and emissions fields. Each episode, our hosts Mark Taylor and Bobby Duran will interview entrepreneurs and industry experts.
In Episode 2, we sit down with Don Hart of Texas whose ties in the radiator industry go back more than 100 years! Hear how NARSA/IDEA has played a pivotal role in Don Hart’s Radiator.
You can find “Solder & Soot” on iTunes, Spotify, Anchor.fm as well as http://narsa-idea.org/podcast.