Articles Tagged with ''O&M''

Illuminating Info: UV-C For HVAC

Looking for lifecycle guidance or more extensive info for your stationary appli-cations? An industry IAQ veteran weighs in about the design, installation, commissioning, retrofit, and O&M of ultraviolet systems for commercial HVAC equipment.
Feedback from potential users of UV in HVAC equipment suggests that many are confused about its use
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How Safe Is Your HVAC System?

Whether it’s terrorism or a natural disaster or accident, building managers must be ready for multiple “worst-case scenarios.”
Back in July 2012, this magazine published an article titled “HVAC Security Emergencies — No Terrorists Required” with very little reader response to this most serious issue.
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Building Automation

Upgrading Aging Building Automation

Is it time for an update or a full replacement? Here are some factors to think about when evaluating mechanical systems.
Often when we are evaluating or assessing an existing building, we are on the lookout for equipment and systems that are in poor condition or approaching the end of life.
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Training A Service Contractor

Sidestep present and future problems by incorporating these six elements into your Systems Manual.
Last month, I introduced the importance of providing building-specific training to outside service contractors when a building owner does not have or does not intend to hire in-house O&M staff.
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Designing A Central Boiler Plant Equipment Room

Ventilation, noise, and fuel storage are just a few important considerations.
To continue the design engineering of equipment rooms, we move on this month from chiller plants to boiler rooms
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Commissioning

Service Contractor Training

Owner assumptions and no formal transfer of knowledge can put a real dent in design intent.
The transfer of knowledge, skills, and documentation to the people responsible for operating new systems is required in order to sustain the benefits of the commissioning process.
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Energy Retro-Cx

Based on Cx-3 ATC/FPT and TAB-3 software
MONTH 3- The Energy Conservation Opportunity: Water-Source Heat Pump System Application - Solution Implementation and Monitor, Measure, and Benchmarking
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Condensing Boilers: Maximizing Benefits

Using and optimizing a heating hot water reset schedule improves efficiencies.
Condensing boilers, while commonly installed for heating hot water applications, often fail to deliver their inherent efficiency advantage because of deficiencies in the system design, start-up, and operation.
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Chillers Past, Present and Future

A couple of industry pros weigh in on how past ‘best practices’ sometimes get in the way of current potential, and on where technology might point.
We had an idea to try something different this month — invite chiller manufacturers to give us their insights on one of two topics. We invited them to either talk about common errors in project design/installation/O&M, with an eye toward helping readers get the intended performance out of their equipment. Or, they could write about what they see happening in this sector in the future. In a stroke of good luck, we had one response to each question. – Ed.)
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Building Automation

Building Automation Evolution

In our data-rich world, the next big leap is just getting off the ground.
There are many elements to a BAS. Of course, the ability to control systems through direct digital control (DDC) is always a require-ment, but ideally, we expect these systems to be much more.
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