You turn to Process Cooling & Equipment each month for many reasons: its how-to articles, case histories, product summaries, helpful advertisements. And, judging from the e-mail and calls I get, a lot of you turn to our Cooling Capabilities Charts. These summaries of equipment suppliers' offerings give you a place to start when it's time to look for new equipment. Instead of just picking a name out of the Thomas Register, you can compare and contrast listings from different suppliers, finding those that best meet your requirements. The one drawback of our print bullet charts is it can be pretty labor-intensive to use them - all of that cross-checking among the pertinent categories could take some time.

So, if you're in the market for a heat exchanger, chiller or heat transfer fluid, consider going online to complete your search. Point your Internet browser to our web site ( and click on Locate Suppliers Using our Cooling Capabilities and Product Roundups in the upper left-hand corner. From there, select the Cooling Capabilities topic in which you are interested, then click on Advanced Search.

Our online Cooling Capabilities Charts allow you to set the criteria for your search - any number of criteria - and the search engine spits out the answer. And you get to decide how picky the search engine is. If you want a list of companies that meet every one of your requirements, select an "and" search, then click the appropriate headings. Or, you can use the "or" search criteria: Then, any company that meets at least one of your criteria will be included in your search results. The and/or capability will allow you to define how wide or narrow to make your search. If you'd like more results, select "or." If you'd prefer a list of a targeted few, select "and."

We're sure you'll find this searching capability helpful, but that's not all. We've also included hot links for some companies in the search results. So, once you get your results, you can click over to the selected companies' web sites and immediately get more information. Or, as always, you can click on the Reader Action Numbers to request information be mailed to you.

So, the next time you're in the market for a chiller, heat exchanger or fluid - or if you're just curious - point your browser to Process Cooling & Equipment Online. Try out the search engine and let me know what you think. Some of my best ideas actually come from your questions or comments from you, so keep 'em coming.

Linda Becker, Editor