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Pumps & Flow Controls

Thermal Energy Storage Benefits And Sensible Systems

Some thermal storage media are familiar to most of us, but what about gravel? Or lake water? See how those can work in the right environments, and tuck this away as a general refresher on thermal storage concepts and options for use in hospitals, data centers, and elsewhere.
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Case In Point

Energy savings give bank a higher rate of return

An energy analysis paid for itself at this Illinois bank by identifying energy savings opportunities. When Jason Vogelbaugh, director of Energy Solutions at Alpha Controls & Services, (Schneider Electric’s Rockford,
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Getting Into The Flow

Commercial system experts see flow as a key step to optimizing system efficiency. Cutting down required tubing size, insulated PEX for district systems, and variable-speed pumps to pin down a chiller’s exact needs are three points of attack in the modern campaign against waste.
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MAXON - Don't Operate Unaware

Gain Insight into Valve Performance
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Prognosis for chiller strategy: no hotspots, two-year payback

VFDs and a new chiller reduced this Texas hospital’s carbon footprint. With large central utility plants, over-taxed HVAC systems, and ever-increasing utility costs, many hospitals face the dual problems of
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Avoid Hydronics Headaches

From checking out valve chatter to maintaining optimal condenser water flow, consider a few quick reminders from the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance for a proactive, preventive O&M strategy to keep your water distribution system quiet and efficient.
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California's first LEED® Gold winery picks radiant cooling

Radiant cooling was used at the Hall St. Helena winery in CA to save energy and maintain precise control over the winemaking process. When hydronics contractor Robert Reid saw
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Piping helps Portland revitalization project save and offer gas

A flexible gas piping system allowed tenants to add custom gas appliances such as professional gas ranges at this Portland, OR, apartment complex.The revitalization of the Pearl District - an
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Best Bets On The Floor

When you stroll the AHR Expo floor this year, don’t leave things to chance. Nobody likes homework, but a little advance scouting out products of interest can save precious time in Las Vegas. We’ll wager something useful will catch your eye in our annual “show article.”
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Self-balancing system, front-end support make the numbers work for KPMG island office

A single-pipe system kept HVAC system operating costs low, even in the humidity-laden tropical air of Curacao in the Netherlands Antilles.When KPMG, the global audit, tax, and advisory services firm,
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