In April, Tom Durkin hosted an extremely popular ES webinar tackling humidity in schools. We ran out of time and had a slew of leftover questions, so here, his engineering team joins him in addressing them. Caveat: The questions often solicit professional opinions based on experience, but that candid exchange is part of the beauty of the webinar, right?
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.
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.