is the Principal in charge of mechanical design for Alegro
Engineering, L.P., an El Paso, TX-based engineering design and
consulting firm. He has 21 years of experience in the design of
mechanical systems for educational, institutional, and manufacturing
facilities in the United States and Mexico.
In this overview of a three-school hydronics project in Texas, the author demonstrates how control is critical and why it’s worth putting some thought into alternate design scenarios along the way. He also offers a couple of tips for retrofits in constantly occupied spaces.
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