ever-popular computer modeling, we look at the characteristics of a
1980s-era chilled water system. The exercise points out that you
never really know how good the model is until the real thing is up
and running, but it also entails a thorough look at the systems and
their differences. The author also invites readers to “play along
at home” and compare notes on their model results.
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.