Pumps & Flow Controls

Improve Pump Operations with VFD Network Multiplexing

From setting up node addresses to the nuances of lead and lag pump operation, explore the opportunities for tailored, more efficient performance and increased redundancy.
Single VFDs are often integrated into new and existing applications due to the huge amount of energy savings and programming benefits.
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Tomorrow’s Environment

Third-Party Troubleshooting Review - Part 2

Mapping out the system and walking to conclusions will go a long way in solving mechanical errors.
Continuing on with Part 2 of the discussion on troubleshooting problematic HVAC systems and buildings, I want to get a little more detailed with how to grasp the big picture when starting out with problem solving an installation.
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Pre-school satisfies codes and comfort with hydronic radiant system

Little People’s Landing is a pre-school learning center in Roxborough, CO, and the building is keeping children warm and healthy with a system that is virtually invisible.
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BMS keeps health facility’s HVAC components in check

A tough economy and scrutinized energy consumption created an ambitious plan to enlarge a mental health facility near Allentown, PA.
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Chill Out: A Mechanical Study And Chiller Upgrades Revive School Infrastructure

Heating and cooling upgrades for a preparatory boarding school nestled among the trees in Pottstown, PA, wove together the best of 1950s innovation with today’s energy standards
The Hill School, referred to as Hill, was founded in 1851 as The Family Boarding School for Boys and Young Men.
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Shopping In Utah's Great (Semi-) Out-doors

In-slab radiant heating and cooling, cooling towers, and a serious array of pumps and tubing create just the right retail environment in this 20-acre downtown complex.
There’s a new and shimmering upscale tourism and retail destination in the heart of Salt Lake City that has won the attention of city planners worldwide.
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Seawater Warms Up Marine College Building

“Think Globally, Design Locally” could’ve been the slogan for this opportunistic design on the Maine coast.
Geothermal and VRF components, along with a key design revision and even an underwater heat exchanger, buoyed this project as it sailed toward a flexible and sustainable finish.
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Trust But Verify

After 40 years and other engineering studies, a large university building still suffered from humidity problems. Our intrepid author dug into the data and the dark corners of the building in pursuit of the culprit — or culprits?
Sebesta Blomberg was commissioned to study a humidity problem for a 400,000–sq-ft library at a university in the Midwest a few years ago.
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Successful piping solution helps beer go from brew room to tap

The owners of Aardwolf Brewery in Jacksonville, FL, are not taking any chances when it comes to their up-and-coming business. That attitude is what led them to select Aquatherm as an important component for their brewing room.
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Back 2 Basics

B2B: Energy Retro-Cx

Month 2 - The Energy Conservation Opportunity: Process Heating for an Industrial Building Application — Air & Water Readings and Solution Plan
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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Key Issues in Selecting Emergency Back-up Generators

Join us for this webinar on key issues for selecting back-up generators, as well as the related critical components in the power chain of emergency power systems.

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Check out the October 2014 issue of Engineered Systems, with features on economizers, pump operations, and much more!

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