The Clean Air Act of 1990 and the Montreal Protocol of 1995 spelled the end of CFC-based chillers. Or did it? Today, the reality is that conversion and replacement are slow, and CFC chillers are still chugging along. What happened?
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.