Things are changing in the chiller market — especially in regards to air-cooled models, variable frequency drives (VFDs), and refrigerants. Contractors are challenged to stay abreast of these trends in real-time.
An investment in a new chiller is not one that building owners make lightly. Owners typically need and appreciate the guidance of a knowledgeable HVAC contractor when making this purchase as there are a number of factors that go into the selection process, and not all of them are necessarily related to the actual chiller itself.
Commercial building owners and managers count on HVAC contractors to take care of their buildings in many ways. They’re expected to keep their facilities cool and comfortable, ensure their processes and procedures continue to hum along, provide quality IAQ, and, of course, maintain their equipment. On this last point, the proper maintenance of chillers takes top billing.
The Luigi Pecci Centre for Contemporary Art once again reopened
February 20, 2017
The new Pecci Centre is innovative not only from an architectural point of view, but also in terms of its sustainable mechanical systems.
The lighting and air conditioning systems, which are the main energy expenditure in every kind of building, have been designed to offer the best internal comfort for the visitors of the centre, while guaranteeing minimal impact both on the running costs and on the environment.
This series features gears of high-strength, case-hardened alloy steel. The gearboxes are designed to fit into non-Marley cooling towers for easy replacement and have heavy-duty double-row interstage bearings for 100,000 hours of life or more.
CE uses Carrier chillers and controls to maximize brewing operations
February 6, 2017
In late 2015, Two Roads Brewing Co. in Stratford, Connecticut, was looking to expand its fast-growing brewery and needed the expertise of an HVACR manufacturer to assist them. Phil Markowski, master brewer, and Mike Wight, director of operations, contacted a local HVAC contractor who put them in touch with Gregg Mello in the Carrier Enterprise (CE) Connecticut office.
This mobile app offers consulting and facility engineers a quick and easy way to select a Carrier commercial packaged chiller. The app may be immediately and automatically updated via cloud-based technology.
Executive teams of the two companies will remain intact
January 19, 2017
Multistack LLC, a privately held Sparta, Wisconsin-based manufacturer of chiller systems and heat pumps, has acquired Desert Aire Corp., a Germantown, Wisconsin-based manufacturer of commercial and industrial humidity and climate control systems.