In which the authors take out the original unit designed specifically for K-12 and see how things have changed in the decades since it first went to school. Time and technology have solved some problems, yet an old-fashioned issue like ease of maintenance can still pose headaches (or backaches). All in all, this update about a well-known design option deserves a permanent spot in your three-ring reference binder.
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