Facility Dynamics Engineering an I have provided the resources you find on this site and the related A Field Perspective on Engineeringblog to support training classes and personal development. We are happy to have you use them to learn about building systems and what the equipment looks like and to learn to identify and evaluate opportunities for improving performance and efficiency for your clients and projects. But you are using them at your own risk and neither FDE nor I can be responsible for the results you generate with these resources and the decisions you make as a result. Please check your work and use your head.
In addition, we consider much of the content on the website and blog to be original work and intellectual property. In other words, we own the content and it is copyrighted in our name. Having said that, it is important to us to strike an appropriate balance between a desire to support the industry and pass on knowledge that has been handed down to us by our mentors and people like Isaac Newton and Willis Carrier for example, while protecting our intellectual property rights. So thank you in advance for being conscious of that as you browse the website and blog and make use of the content.
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What You Can Do without Asking Our Permission
You can do the following without specific, written permission from myself or a legal representative of Facility Dynamics Engineering.
Copy and re-post 200 words or less from one of the pages on this site or one of the blog posts on A Field Perspective on Engineering. But if you do this, please include a link back to the source of the content on this website or the blog.
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Print one electronic or paper copy of information on one of our web pages or a blog posts for your own future reference.
Print and make up to 50 photo copies of the information on one of our web pages or a blog post for internal use in your company or organization.
Use components in the model as a starting point for developing your own similar component. But if you do that, you must fully explode the component, including any nested sub-components and make a significant modification to it that makes it uniquely yours.
Examples of things we would not consider a significant modification include:
Changing the name of a component.
Changing the color of all or part of a component.
Changing one metric on an equipment nameplate.
Changing the value of an indicator like a pressure gauge or thermometer.
Changing the position of an actuator or linkage element.
Changing the position of an adjustment item like the throttling handle on a balancing valve.
Changing the size of a component or model element.
Examples of things we would consider significant modifications include:
Modifying the arrangement of a pipe or duct system so the order of connection is different from that which is shown in the model and/or it represents a different system design concept.
Using the elements from a particular class of machinery to construct a different class of machinery. For example, fully exploding an end suction pump component and its subcomponents and then using the elements to make a model of a horizontal split case pump, including completely modifying the pump and motor nameplate would be considered a significant modification.
Reconfiguring a building, building element, or mechanical space in a way that completely relocates all of the machinery and piping it contains and rerouting all of the pipe, ducts and other appurtenances to create a new space.
If there is any question in your mind about how you intend to use one of our model or any element in our models, please contact us for clarification prior to proceeding with your intended use.