What is XML? Why should I care? How did it become the hottest tool these days in controls? Also, what about SOAP or oBIX? How do they fit in? Who is doing all of this anyway, and where is it going? All fair questions. Whether you are new to XML as a concept or not, this article provides some background on its life thus far in our industry, on the other acronyms that pop up along the way, and on the multiple efforts to make the most of the little language that can enable big things. By Ken Sinclair
A few circumstances in a data center make it ripe for a CHP design to boost efficiency. Let’s get into the options within both relevant chiller types, why payback may be shorter than expected, and the assorted potential benefits from lower costs to higher reliability. Some tips from an array of manufacturers’ reps round out this useful investigation.