It’s out there. The need to create more environmentally conscious, sustainable buildings isno longer a noble desire, but a dire necessity. Within this historical and industrial context, it hasnever been more important to precisely understand the progressive process of designing forsustainability and energy effi ciency.
In order for the electrical power distribution systems within data
centers and related facilities to operate properly as designed and
intended, it is extremely important that care be given to the
commissioning and startup of the electrical equipment via effective and
reliable methods. This paper describes the need for a systematized
program for new power equipment startup and the best practices and
pitfalls that exist with regards to power equipment startup. This paper
will also provide an overview of important items and issues that should
be focused upon as part of reliable power equipment start up procedures
As computer manufacturers pack more and more processing power into smaller packages, the challenge of data center cooling becomes more complex - and more critical. New servers and communication switches generate as much as ten times the heat per square foot as systems manufactured just ten years ago.. As these new systems are installed alongside previous generation systems, they create hot zones within the data center that cannot be effectively managed using traditional approaches to cooling. New strategies and technologies must be implemented to provide the cooling high-density systems require for reliable operation.
Foods companies all over the country are using thousands of gallons of DOWFROST™ Heat Transfer Fluid from The Dow Chemical Company to manage heating and cooling during the incredibly heat and cold sensitive chocolate manufacturing process.
It's important to remember that Standard 15 applies to more than large chillers. In this Newsletter, the requirements of Standard 15 are exsamined as they apply to smaller refrigeration systems - specifically, packaged units, split systems, and the newer variable refrigerant flow (VRF) systems.
This white paper explains the characteristics and benefits of different types of HVAC fans. An introduction to fans and sections on fan selection, fan operating characteristics, fan system effects, fan efficiency, fan control schemes, and how fans relate to an HVAC system's overall efficiency are included.
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.