The Cooling Journal

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NARSA/IDEA’s magazine is published every other month. The Cooling Journal contains articles and editorials focused on the radiator, heat exchanger, and diesel emissions industries. We also spotlight our members’ work in every issue.

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Important Notice about The Cooling Journal:

The Cooling Journal is a bi-monthly magazine produced by NARSA/IDEA featuring news, technical articles, and important events within the cooling system and emissions industries. It has an international readership and digital presence. Beginning May 2022, only NARSA/IDEA members in good standing will receive physical copies in the mail. The digital version of The Cooling Journal will remain available for everyone. If you are not a member, but would like to receive copies of the magazine for a yearly subscription fee of $75.00, please contact Sandy Taylor at staylor@narsa.org.


Honoring Our Industry’s Experts: David Bienvenu

I recently had the honor to preside over the induction of one of the most admired members of the NARSA/IDEA community. David Bienvenu has been a fixture of the NARSA community for more than 30 years now. I first met David at a NARSA event at his shop in 2009. It was one of the most successful Ed-Techs to that point, and it opened my eyes to a whole other branch of the heat transfer industry.

David Bienvenu Inducted into Hall of Fame

Longtime NARSA member David Bienvenu was inducted into the Cooling Systems Service Hall of Fame on Friday, May 6 in Houston, Texas during the 2022 Spring Conference. There is no higher honor in our industry than to be inducted into the Cooling Systems Service Hall of Fame. Among the speakers honoring David included former NARSA Board Member Riekie Roncinske and Bill Rickermann of Affton Radiator. 

May/June 2022 Cooling Journal

We share all of the highlights from the NARSA/IDEA 2022 Spring Conference in Texas in this latest issue of the Cooling Journal! Hear from members about the new ideas they learned from the meeting, their favorite presentations, and other special moments.

Plus, we include a member spotlight on new member DPF Alternatives based in Colorado.

Maximizing Your Bandwidth in NARSA/IDEA

We live in an age where we are more connected than ever and yet paradoxically, it is also easier than ever to exist in cultural and professional silos where everyone thinks like us. While this may be comforting, it usually does not promote learning new ideas. It is precisely that exchange with others who may look at something from a different perspective that helps you grow.

How NARSA/IDEA Helps with Your Return on Investment (ROI)

NARSA/IDEA is still the only trade association that represents engine heat transfer for transportation and stationary engines along with the diesel particulate filter systems industries. Our members are service/repair facilities, distributors and manufacturers. The board still believes in creating the one idea, the one opportunity, and the one connection which will allow your business to be more profitable.

March/April 2022 Cooling Journal

In this March/April 2022 issue of the Cooling Journal, we visit BGR Radiator of Plainfield, Connecticut. Learn how the Davis brothers are expanding their company’s footprint. Plus, get a preview of our upcoming NARSA/IDEA 2022 Spring Conference in Houston including speaker information and our technical program descriptions.

Diesel Engine Regeneration Types & Failures

The diesel engine has seen many changes over the last 20+ years. One of the most significant changes was to the diesel emissions system in 2007 which was necessary to meet new Environmental Protection Agency mandates for diesel exhaust. When the EPA mandated these new lower levels of pollutants in the exhaust, engine manufacturers had to develop emissions systems that would meet the new criteria. Previous advancements in turbos, charge air cooling, common rail fuel injection and Exhaust gas recirculation helped to pave the way in creating more efficient cleaner operating diesel engines.

Welcome to 2022! Did you learn anything?

2021 left us with a lot of questions:
With the fragility of our supply chain exposed, will there be any long term changes? Has partnering with countries who have a different governing philosophy made us vulnerable? Will small businesses who are struggling with their labor forces ever fully recover?

Becoming a Podcaster

I have been a podcast addict for at least eight years now and thought it would be an interesting platform for our niche audience. For those of you not familiar with a podcast, it is on-demand radio. And since podcasts are produced digitally and distributed on the internet, there are much lower barriers to entry than traditional terrestrial radio. As a result, there are over two million podcasts on every niche topic imaginable. Into bow hunting? A quick search yielded at least eight podcasts dedicated to bowhunting. Want to listen to a show about welding? There are at least 15 just in English. This ability to cost effectively produce a program geared to a super niche audience is something that simply was not possible to do before.

January/February 2022 Cooling Journal

In the first Cooling Journal issue of 2022, we visit Empire Radiator Service based in New York. Read about how the company has grown over the years and their plans for the new year. Plus, read about the new goals and lessons learned from NARSA/IDEA’s Board of Directors.

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