Heating & Boilers

Biomass CHP Serves Ohio Veterans Well

Sure, it was an award-winning first biomass design for the VA. And yes, it’s a big efficiency improvement.
By Thomas Sucher
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Just as interesting, though, were the judicious choices along the way to maneuver tricky valve logistics, use CAD to pre-empt other problems, and occasionally recondition instead of replace. These moves reduced first cost, saved installation time, and freed up valuable floor space on top of the project’s long-term savings.
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Connecting New Boilers To Old Pipes

Combustion air, ventilation, piping, expansion tanks … with these and other factors affecting performance and safety, the boiler swap is not exactly a plug-and-play situation.
By Ray Wohlfarth
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Designing a commercial boiler replacement where you were not the original designer or installer might have some hidden dangers that could haunt you for years.
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Building Program to Basis of Design for an Assisted Living Building Renovation Project

By Howard McKew, P.E., C.P.E.
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At some point in time, most building owners make the business decision to build, renovate, or expand their facilities.
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Energy Retro-Cx

By Howard McKew, P.E., C.P.E.
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MONTH 3- The Energy Conservation Opportunity: Process Heating for an Industrial Building Application - Solution Implementation and Monitor, Measure, and Benchmarking
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Are There Hidden Problems In Your Hydronic Boiler Project?

Putting a new boiler in is a lot more complicated than just putting a new boiler in. You’re often taking ownership for any problem, real or potential, anywhere in the hydronics system.
By Ray Wohlfarth
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Designing a commercial boiler replacement where you were not the original designer or installer might have some hidden dangers that could haunt you for years.
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B2B: Energy Retro-Cx

Month 2 - The Energy Conservation Opportunity: Process Heating for an Industrial Building Application — Air & Water Readings and Solution Plan
By Howard McKew, P.E., C.P.E.
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Last month, we tested readers on commissioning three of the many automatic temperature control (ATC) sequences of operation associated with the secondary hot water process heating system for an industrial building application.
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B2B: Energy Retro-Cx

Month 1 - The Energy Conservation Opportunity: Process Heating for an Industrial Building Application
By Howard McKew, P.E., C.P.E.
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This final three-part series for 2013 is a continuation of the July, August, and September industrial heating system application with this month’s focus on the process heating system.
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Energy Retro-Cx

Based on Cx-3 ATC/FPT and TAB-3 software
By Howard McKew, P.E., C.P.E.
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MONTH 3- The Energy Conservation Opportunity: Process Heating for an Industrial Building Application - Solution Implementation and Monitor, Measure, and Benchmarking
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Tomorrow's Environment

Designing A Central Boiler Plant Equipment Room

Ventilation, noise, and fuel storage are just a few important considerations.
By Howard McKew, P.E., C.P.E.
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To continue the design engineering of equipment rooms, we move on this month from chiller plants to boiler rooms
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Condensing Boilers: Maximizing Benefits

Using and optimizing a heating hot water reset schedule improves efficiencies.
By Mathew Napolitan, P.E., CPMP, LEED AP BD+C and Brent Weigel, PH.D., P.E., LEED AP BD+C
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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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