Rabiah is a supervising mechanical engineer with Syska Hennessy Group, San Diego. He is retired from the University of Michigan after 28 years as a facility engineer. His area of expertise covers HVAC, plumbing, fire protection, and elevators.
In addition to promoting the efficiency and economy of providing a
fancoil unit for each lab space to complement a more typical VAV
approach, the author also submits a few tips for the design and
submittal process for consultants.
Retrieving every last bit of performance from the system while stopping short of the surge line is no small feat. Dig into sizing, tower selection, chilled water loads and stability, and condenser water management to leave no efficiency stone unturned. Read more in April issue