Amarnath is a senior project manager/technical leader in the Energy Utilization program area of the power delivery and markets sector of the Electric Power Research Institute. His research activities also include demand response and dynamic energy management – a dynamic, integrated systems or networked perspective that simultaneously addresses electric energy savings, demand reductions, and peak load management for the industrial, commercial and residential sectors.
What was a primarily residential technology is ready for larger commercial settings. What was primarily embraced overseas is building momentum in the U.S. This update traces VRF progress, examines some strengths and weaknesses, and spans the globe in an effort to compile some cost comparisons with other alternatives.
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