What determines chiller plant loading? Do connected plants need to use similar pumping schemes? Is it better to run one chiller in multiple plants or multiple chillers in one plant? Draw on the author’s experience for answers. Then learn how to handle the hydraulics of interconnection and enjoy the byproducts of a well-integrated system.
Many engineers tend to avoid or delegate the nitty gritty of a ground source heat pump system, from soil moisture effects to building system (im) balance. It's time for designers to get in the loop. Learn more about Grounded In Reality in the December issue. Other topics in the December issue include health care HVAC, Boilders, check out the Back2Basics, and more.