Monthly Archives: January 2010

Use VLOOKUP and HLOOKUP to use Data Tables in Calculations

Small Excel tip today: use the Excel functions VLOOKUP and HLOOKUP to allow you to use tables of data in your calculations. You can configure these commands to "look for the closest match" or to "only find an exact match" … Continue reading

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Consider Finned Tubes to Increase Surface Area

This post will introduce the practice of adding fins to shell-and-tube heat exchanger tubes to increase the surface area, and discuss when to consider it and when to avoid it. This is not a post about air coolers. Image of … Continue reading

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Salary Comparison & Prediction Tools

It's a new year, and maybe time for new jobs! Or at least performance reviews. Knowing your “fair salary,” or the “going market rate” that is paid for your position, can be very helpful. It's also great to know when … Continue reading

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