Lepore is a principal and mechanical department head with EYP Mission Critical facilities in their Atlanta office and has over 26 years of experience with building systems for data centers, research centers, federal government facilities, municipal utilities, and power plants.
Data centers are expensive propositions, so incorporating some free cooling is financially attractive as well as green. However, reaching the real savings involves more than just incorporating economizers. You need the controls to execute an overall sequence of operation that handles the transitions in chilled water plant performance, too.
From a missing pipe hanger three floors down to steam traps past their prime, these stories show how steam system problems can originate inside the boiler room or far beyond it. Read more in February issue.