The available LEED credits and most obvious energy-saving possibilities are one thing. The potential for a ripple effect of system-wide savings by deploying VFDs as part of better overall monitoring are another.
Motor problem documentation, grease compatability, fits for bearings … these are just three aspects covered in ANSI/EASA AR100. Whether you maintain your own motors or simply own them and require proper maintenance, understanding the concerns, resources, and recommendations of AR100 will encourage proper repairs and longer service life.
There’s nothing simple about the design, construction, and maintenance of a hospital’s protective environment and airborne infection isolation spaces. However, if you pay careful attention to recommended ventilation and filtration strategies for the rooms and adjacent areas, you can handle the pressure (so to speak) and deliver a healing environment.
How often do you get paid to save money through improved system performance? Utilities have their own reasons for seeing you lower your bills, so don’t get started on that next retrofit until you’re sure your organization isn’t leaving money on the table.
From a missing pipe hanger three floors down to steam traps past their prime, these stories show how steam system problems can originate inside the boiler room or far beyond it. Read more in February issue.