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Cooling & Chillers

A catch-all for cooling, from radiant panels to centrifugal chillers.

ARTICLES

A Solid-State Of Mind: Prepping For The Next Wave

What aspects of bleeding-edge data center thought can I incorporate for leading-edge designs? What is the future of the compressor in these environments? Or the future of a designer who doesn’t ask questions like these?
April 1, 2014
Why are you an engineer? Did you love math and science as a kid and simply follow your bliss? Or were you pushed into it by your guidance counselor even though your heart was somewhere else?
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Case In Point

Data center succeeds in search for ideal temps

April 1, 2014
Robert Hunt, manager of enterprise systems management at American Greetings, had one goal in mind — drive out costs related to energy use
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Case In Point

Department store finds savings up on the roof

April 1, 2014
When the Dillard’s department store in Naples, FL, reached the point where its rooftop HVAC equipment was in need of replacement, company officials decided to put energy savings as the primary goal.
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Case In Point

Ice storage, solar panels a sure bet for California Lottery

March 1, 2014
When the California Lottery sought to construct new headquarters, officials wanted a location that would be both functional and save on energy costs.
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Building Automation

Controls Optimization: No Longer Optional

Updated codes continue the push for better controls work as high performance edges further into the mainstream.
March 1, 2014
At one time, it might have been acceptable to view controls as a “necessary evil” with little attention given to the details of design including sequences and commissioning
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Equipment Protection through Hot Spot Mitigation

CONTRIBUTED BY: Syska Hennessy Group
February 24, 2014
Hot spots in the data center can be attributed to two main factors: A lack of cooling capacity and/or a lack of cooling delivery.
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Problems Found In The Field: How Retrocommissioning Can Solve Them

The symptoms are familiar: hot and cold complaints, higher-than-expected costs, etc. Here’s a look at how the retrocommissioning process should work to tackle these and other developments for your facility.
February 1, 2014
In the last few years, major cities throughout the country have passed new energy code requirements mandating that commercial buildings perform regular retrocommissioning audits.
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Building Automation

Chiller Plant Control

While chilled water plants can range in complexity, the fundamentals are the same.
February 1, 2014
Chilled water plants tend to be one of the most energy intensive areas of a commercial building.
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Case In Point

Florida prison escapes higher costs with desuperheaters

February 1, 2014
Florida, like most southern states, has an abundance of sunshine throughout the year.
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More Specifics On Our AHR Event

Who's on first, and what are we talking about?
January 25, 2014
We submitted our event overview for AIA credits a few days ago, so I thought I'd get some more mileage out of our professional blurb-writing and share an overview with you as we get ready for "Planning Your Cooling In Critical Facilities" coming to the AHR Expo free of charge on Wednesday, January 22.
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EVENTS

“Right Sizing” Chilled Beams -to be more efficient than conventional system approaches

11/13/13
Online

On-Demand Chilled beams have entered the US market with the promise of energy savings in a time when efficient design and load reduction has the greatest focus. As with any technology that is introduced into a new market, it has to find its footing.

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Scroll Compressor Technology Day

5/6/14
Dennis Co. Inc.
Cedar Rapids, IA
United States
The Scroll Compressor Technology Dayprovides a concise overview of the applicable Copeland brand compressors and their varying applications. The course then follows up with proven troubleshooting techniques and practices. Read More

Understanding Building Mechanical Systems

5/13/14
University of Wisconsin Pyle Center
Contact: Bob Mincberg

Scroll Compressor Technology Day

5/28/14
Sid Harvey's
Hicksville, NY
United States
The Scroll Compressor Technology Dayprovides a concise overview of the applicable Copeland brand compressors and their varying applications. The course then follows up with proven troubleshooting techniques and practices. Read More

ISH Shanghai & CIHE 2014

9/3/14
Shanghai New International Expo Centre
2345 Longyang Road
Shanghai
China
Contact: John Jiang
Backed by the success of ISH China & CIHE – Asia’s leading HVAC and sanitation event, ISH Shanghai & CIHE continues to play an important role in introducing individual heating solutions to China’s East and Central regions. Read More

Scroll Compressor Technology Day

9/11/14
Johnstone Supply
Sioux City , IA
United States
The Scroll Compressor Technology Dayprovides a concise overview of the applicable Copeland brand compressors and their varying applications. The course then follows up with proven troubleshooting techniques and practices. Read More

Scroll Compressor Technology Day

9/16/14
ACR Supply Co. Wilmington
Wilmington , NC
United States
The Scroll Compressor Technology Dayprovides a concise overview of the applicable Copeland brand compressors and their varying applications. The course then follows up with proven troubleshooting techniques and practices. Read More

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ES Gallery: Snapshots & Systems

Check out highlights from projects featured in our magazine this year!
3/27/14 11:00 am EST

How to Calculate Backup Power Supply Requirements for Your Facility

On-Demand This webinar reviews how to determine power requirements of facility loads; electrical characteristics and impact of different types of loads such as large motors and UPS systems on power supply sizing; acceptable power sources and other constraints applied by building codes; and how software tools can be used to simplify the process of calculating backup power requirements.  

THE MAGAZINE

Engineered Systems Magazine

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2014 April

Check out the April 2014 issue of Engineered Systems, with features on backup power supply requirements, cyberattacks, and much more!

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