What does the future hold for on-site combined heat and power (CHP) systems? The authors think the present is steering toward smaller, integrated, and prefabricated systems, better use of available waste heat, and hot oil used for high-temperature heat recovery. The idea is to improve equipment life expectancy and efficiency, quicken startup, and lower overall installation costs. By Milton Meckler, P.E., CPC, and Lucas B. Hyman, P.E.
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