Appropriately enough, a good variable airflow design accommodates and refines a number of design variables. Particle monitoring strategies, minimum supply air calculation, HVAC sequencing, and space pressurization are just a few stops on the way to spotless performance.
motor-driven vapor compression chillers are much more energy
efficient than absorption chillers, then why are we even having this
conversation? In a hunt for LEED® points or in applications with
certain demands, absorption could be just the ticket to
sustainability and/or economy.
OK, so “easy” may not be a word that comes to mind for designing such
sensitive environments. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t produce a
solid cleanroom design by tackling issues in a logical sequence. This
article covers each key step, down to handy application-specific tips
for adjusting load calculations, planning exfiltration paths, and
angling for adequate mechanical room space relative to the cleanroom’s
In addition to serving as a handy reference on the various
dehumidification technologies and their profiles, this article uses a
manufacturing scenario to explore load-related questions and other design
pitfalls. Will human occupancy make much of a difference? What valves does your
humidifier have? And exactly what’s in that room, anyway?
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.