Earlier this year, ES reported on the difficulty many engineers have in getting enough information to discern when it makes sense to use a desiccant system, and when it might not. One engineer in particular had found the same trouble gathering data for a supermarket project, so he conducted a comparative study from scratch. Here's what he found.
Retrieving every last bit of performance from the system while stopping short of the surge line is no small feat. Dig into sizing, tower selection, chilled water loads and stability, and condenser water management to leave no efficiency stone unturned. Read more in April issue