One of the most dissonant and anger-filled elections in memory is now history, and presumably in
most cases, the results are in. Where do we go from here? Or is it like your 21st birthday, where the day you turn 21 is remarkably the same as the day before?
Generating and using energy efficiently
should be a no-brainer. Why would anyone want to spend more money
than they have to, foolishly over-use limited energy resources, and
emit more into the air and water than they have to in order to
prosper, provide jobs, and live in comfort? Why would anyone ignore
inarguable evidence that a relatively small investment in their home
or business (or factory) can save money, resources, actually pay for
itself after a reasonable period of time, and even selfishly yield
some important ongoing public relations value to the business?
Setting its sights on reducing emissions and possibly some additional governmental edicts to demand them, the company crafts a patent-pending strategy to complement an economizer, focusing on cold makeup water, a deaerator, and a secondary exchanger.
Here, the manufacturer contemplates some possible ways that traditional flame scanners can wind up reporting a false flame status, followed by an outline of the company’s newest improvements in advanced flame detection.
During the past 20 years, there have been significant advancements in boiler design and controls that have helped manufacturers provide tailored solutions to customers. Over the next decade and beyond, this trend will continue. Not only will manufacturers provide customized solutions, but they will use financial metrics to develop the best solution for a given customer.
Leaning on experience and data from various K-12 cities and projects, the author pursues some less conventional design approaches. They may revolve around radiant heating and/or cooling, but depending on school size and other factors, the smart use of heat recovery, DOAS, and improved central plants could also put a project on the HVAC honor roll.