Tighter chillers are cutting down on leakage, but outdated depreciation laws continue to leave owners cool to the idea of upgrading to more efficient equipment. ARI’s top engineer provides the run-down on those topics, the status of HCFCs and HFCs, and more in this snapshot of one part of the industry and its primary association.
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.