A proven HVAC technology wordwide, Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) zoning systems are poised for dramatic growth in all areas of commercial construction because they provide precise zones control that can contribute toward the achievement of LEED certifications.
The readers weigh in. In my December 2012 column, I solicited reader feedback regarding substantial completion and the trend of owners accepting buildings as substantially complete when the mechanical and electrical systems are not complete, fully integrated, and functioning properly.
HVAC Solution is a schematic diagramming and database tool for laying out the equipment involved in an HVAC system. HVAC Solution lets the user drag detailed icons of these components and place them on the page and then connect them with schematic pipe lines.
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.