One of the worst things you can do is note the capacity and replace the chiller. Have the building loads and usage changed? What about motors and cooling towers? Consider these and your part-load realities to create real long-term improvements.
Baldor Electric Co. introduced a new line of energy efficient electric motors. The Large AC – GPM induction motor is available up to 1,500 hp. Large AC – GPM motors are available in stock ratings of 250 – 1,000 hp, 2300/4000 Volt, totally enclosed fan cooled (TEFC), foot mounted designs.
Baldor Electric Co. introduced a new line of electric motors – Super-E motors with Baldor Shaft Grounding Brush. Stock ratings available include 1 through 50 hp in Totally Enclosed Fan Cooled (TEFC) or Open Drip Proof (ODP) Foot Mounted designs along with .5 through 5 hp in TEFC, C-Face Foot Mounted designs. The new Super-E Motor with Baldor Shaft Grounding Brush is designed with a carbon brush mounted internally to divert shaft currents away from motor bearings, thus increasing the life of the bearings.
Many engineers tend to avoid or delegate the nitty gritty of a ground source heat pump system, from soil moisture effects to building system (im) balance. It's time for designers to get in the loop. Learn more about Grounded In Reality in the December issue. Other topics in the December issue include health care HVAC, Boilders, check out the Back2Basics, and more.