Chillers & Towers

Healthy Chillers Make a Happy Hospital

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. 


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2013 Cooling Showcase: New Commercial Products

Cool Equipment for Hot Summer Weather
May 6, 2013

It’s time again for the annual Cooling Showcase. The intent is to help contractors prepare for this busy period by doing the research that will help them distinguish between brands.


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Baltimore Aircoil Co.: Closed-Circuit Cooling Tower

April 29, 2013

Featuring patent-pending SmartSpray™ technology, the PF2 induced draft counterflow closed-circuit cooling tower optimizes spray coverage to fully wet the coil. 


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Trane®, a brand of Ingersoll Rand: Centrifugal Chillers

April 22, 2013

The chillers now feature low-voltage, unit-mounted Adaptive Frequency™ Drives (AFD) on units up to 3,000 tons. 


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Rapidly Chilling Food Without Refrigeration

March 11, 2013

Only by using more advanced cooking and chilling technology can you ensure that your potato salad is fresh, delicious, and offers optimum shelf life, without the use of unappealing preservatives.


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CQM Systems LLC: Condenser Tube Cleaning System

February 11, 2013
The Automatic Tube Cleaning System (ATCS) provides energy-saving, on-line condenser tube cleaning for water-cooled chiller applications. The system periodically injects sponge balls into the condenser water stream, and prevents condenser tubes from developing scale or microbial fouling deposits.


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Automatic Filters Inc.: Automatic Backwash Filters

February 11, 2013
Exceptionally useful in the HVAC industry, especially in cooling tower applications, the TEKLEEN® line of ABW (automatic backwash) filters eliminate contamination, which can circulate through heat exchangers, chillers, and compressors, making the cooling system pump harder, thus lowering the efficiency of the system, said the company. 


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Updated Chillers Give Comfort, Hospitality

February 4, 2013

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.


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GI Industries Inc.: Chiller Tube Cleaning Shafts

January 28, 2013
The FS-Series are flexible shafts for tube-cleaning machines. The series has been redesigned and improved to be 40 percent stronger and are field repairable, the company said. According to the manufacturer, the new design has the holding power of more than 200 pounds of exerted force. 


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Anvil® International: HVAC Hook-Up Kits

January 21, 2013
The Gruvlok® KNX Series hydronic hook-up kits integrate the typical 54 components required to connect piping to hydronic heating or chiller system equipment into a pre-engineered, pre-assembled, and pre-tested kit of only four components, saving up to 80 percent on labor compared to traditional connection methods.


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Kyle Gargaro, editor-in-chief of The NEWS, hosted the 2014 ACCA CEO Forum. At the event, six well-known, highly respected company executives, Gary Michel, Ingersoll Rand/Trane; Chris Nelson, Carrier Corp.; Chris Peel, Rheem Mfg. Co.; Rod Rushing, Johnson Controls; Brent Schroeder, Emerson Climate Technologies; and Doug Young, Lennox; provided individual industry outlooks and fielded questions directly from attending contractors. Listen to the entire event on the NEWSMakers podcast. Posted on April 14.

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