Chiller Optimization Saves Hospital $250,000 Per Year
May 13, 2013
The chillers at Broward Health Medical Center were not achieving the kW per ton for which they were rated — a serious problem that they had not been aware of before, and which had probably cost them over $1 million in excess energy use since installation.
The cooling season is upon us. Are your customers’ commercial HVAC systems up to the task? Now’s the time to conduct a seasonal start-up, to make sure you’re able to provide reliable, efficient cooling throughout the warmest months of the year.
Operating rooms, critical-care facilities, data centers, imaging centers — plus worker productivity — are, to some extent, dependent on the reliable operation of the HVAC system, particularly in warm weather.
EffTec International Inc., provider of a leading water-cooled chiller optimization solution, announced that the company has completed the second add-on installation for a major computer manufacturing customer, bringing the total number of EffTrack™ systems operating at the client’s facilities to three.
ClimaCool Corp., a leader in modular chiller manufacturing, has moved to a new facility, consolidating its operations. The 75,000-square-foot manufacturing facility includes a test stand for AHRI certification/performance testing, new production equipment, a training facility, and administrative offices.
CALMAC, a leader in energy storage systems, announced the installation of its IceBank® thermal energy storage tanks at the recently retrofitted Romeoville High School located near Chicago. The installation of a partial energy storage system has resulted in a more efficient cooling system for the building.
The manufacturing division of the Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI) reports that ductless split systems shipments were up 30 percent in the fourth-quarter of 2011 when compared to 2010.
Tecogen announced that its Tecochill STx Series natural gas-powered chillers, chosen for Spellman de Mexico’s new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, are helping the Spellman facility to significantly reduce CO2 emissions and energy, water, and other resource usage.
Mitsubishi Plastics Inc., in collaboration with Union Industry Co. Ltd., has developed what it says is an easy-to-install compact adsorption chiller with an integrated cooling tower (cooling capacity of 10 kW).