In which the author explores the specific strengths and attributes of various boiler types, along with pumping options and other system factors. The goal: To help you intelligently align your project’s equipment choices with its particular load, meeting expectations while avoiding Delta T headaches.
A few months ago, this column covered the basics of developing effective control system sequences. You might recall that it discussed the process of how a designer needs to select and describe sequences that provided safe, reliable, and efficient control.
This chiller plant retrofit team encountered challenging existing conditions and an-swered with savvy choices for piping and valves as well as the chillers. Good communication, accurate documentation, and a creative bidding idea you might want to borrow also contributed to bringing the mechanical work in effectively and on budget.
Beginning with whether or not a drive is even needed, the article moves on to help you clear hurdles involved with motor compatibility, existing starters, drive reliability, controls integration, and more.
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.