We usually think in terms of a progression from design to installation to occupancy. However, eradicating IAQ problems often requires working "backwards" from specific occupant symptoms to the likely source. By W. Edward Montz, Jr., Ph.D., and Theodore J. Passon, Jr., Ph.D.
From patient conditions to the placement of diffusers and beds, many variables are involved in creating
mechanical systems for patients particularly vulnerable to contaminants. By Keith Franklin, P.E., C.I.P.E, Ildefonso Bayron, and
Jim Mistry, P.E.
Eventually, the lights will go out, or try to go out. Factors such as a hospital's equipment priorities, alternative cooling strategies, and emergency generator service must be considered when power outages occur. By James F. Newton, P.E.
A few circumstances in a data center make it ripe for a CHP design to boost efficiency. Let’s get into the options within both relevant chiller types, why payback may be shorter than expected, and the assorted potential benefits from lower costs to higher reliability. Some tips from an array of manufacturers’ reps round out this useful investigation.