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Boilers, Chillers August 26, 2021

First steps for improving air-cooled and water-cooled chiller performance and energy efficiency

The Energy Management Association explores the factors that impact the efficiency of air-cooled and water-cooled chillers.

By Energy Management Association (EMA)
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Boilers, Chillers August 10, 2021

Understanding chilled water plant performance

Chilled water plant optimization strategies can be deployed through traditional programmed sequence of operations

By Kevin Ricart, PE; Kevin Andreone, PE, LEED AP; and Vidit Dabhi, EIT, LEED GA
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Boilers, Chillers July 28, 2021

Specifying air- or water-cooled chilled water plants

Choosing between air- and water-cooled chilled water plants that best suit facility purpose and client needs requires expertise.

By Mark Stehney
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Boilers, Chillers July 7, 2021

The evolution of medical gas systems design

Medical gas systems design has changed, and is outlined in NFPA 99: Health Care Facilities Code

By Lowell Manalo, SmithGroup, Phoenix
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Boilers, Chillers June 28, 2021

Chiller energy optimization systems versus building automation systems

Learn the nuances of a chiller energy optimization system operates contrasted with a building automation system

By Rick Wood
Boilers, Chillers June 16, 2021

Consulting-Specifying Engineer June 2021 issue

Read the June 2021 issue to learn about the innovators in industrial manufacturing, chiller energy optimization versus building automation, how pandemics affect building design and more.

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Boilers, Chillers October 8, 2020

Series counterflow chiller arrangement benefits

Configuring water-cooled chiller plants in a series counterflow (SCF) arrangement splits the lift between two machines to enhance the operating efficiency of the plant.

By Cory Duggin, PE, LEED AP BD+C, BEMP; TLC Engineering for Architecture, Brentwood, Tenn.
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Boilers, Chillers September 18, 2020

Basics of hot water heating boilers

Hot water heating boilers are used widely in residential, commercial and institutional buildings

By Ian Marchant and April Ricketts
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Boilers, Chillers June 23, 2020

Strategies to improve chiller plant performance, efficiency

Learn how to design chilled water systems that meet the thermal comfort demands and achieve operational and energy efficiencies

By Scott Battles, Jonathan Hulke and Stet Sanborn
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Boilers, Chillers April 10, 2020

Air- versus water-cooled chilled water plants

A water-cooled chiller plant can be more efficient over the life span of the system and will be less costly than an air-cooled chiller plant

By Mark Stehney