Well, that’s not really the whole story. “Lifecycle costs” could even include having to buy the same equipment all over again because it’s been ruined. It’s also about how adequate maintenance can steer a facility clear of avoidable and sometimes terrible boiler accidents that happen each year.
Authors Note: I want to thank Paul Ehrlich for his years of dedication to this column, and I am excited to be able to provide readers with my building automation thoughts, insights, etc., on a monthly basis.
How often does an existing closed loop hot water heating or chilled water cooling system get reused as part of a building renovation project, and/or used to expand the area served by the system coverage to provide additional heating or air conditioning?
Thanks to a recent remodeling, patrons seated indoors experience the ambience of dining outdoors at O’Toole’s Irish American Grill & Bar. However, there are no mosquitoes, flies, or vehicle emission odors, and the temperature is always a comfortable 74°F.
Why was one floor’s laboratory ventilation failing to keep up, when it was even the closest floor to the rooftop fans? Some system sleuthing led two engineers to a fitting conclusion. Read more stories in May Issue 2017.