Bob and Tim are going out to a new job. It’s an air cooled chiller on the rooftop of an office building. This is the first air cooled chiller that Tim has ever seen so Bob is going to have to describe the operation of the chiller to Tim.
Bob and Tim are at lunch and discussing the last service call that they had which was a spring start up on a 100 ton chiller. Tim has some questions about how a chiller operates and Bob is filling him in on some blank places that he has in his knowledge base.
A new Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study involving 196 cooling towers nationwide found that 84 percent contained Legionella DNA, indicating that the dangerous bacteria that causes a severe, even fatal type of pneumonia were present or had been at some point.
Bob and Tim are on their way to a spring start up for a chiller in an office building. It is a 100-ton water cooled reciprocating chiller with the chiller in the basement and the cooling tower on the roof.
Smardt Chiller and US Chiller Services announced the formation of two new relationships, with service provider contracts executed for New York Tri State area and regional Arabian Gulf markets. Both contracts are effective immediately, and give US Chillers priority access to Smardt chiller products and services as well as the CPECS chiller plant energy optimization technology.
This chiller is fully optimized for performance with a next-generation, low-global warming potential (GWP) refrigerant: R-1233zd(E). It uses an integral, variable-speed drive and advanced magnetic bearing technology that features a single moving assembly suspended in a magnetic field that does not require lubrication.
Trane®, a leading global provider of indoor comfort systems and services and a brand of Ingersoll Rand, is now offering Agility™, a new water-cooled centrifugal chiller product line. Agility is ideal for customers retrofitting existing space-limited commercial buildings for efficiency and sustainability.
Goodway Technologies launched several new calculators to help facility managers and personnel understand the impact descaling solutions can have on their bottom line and overall efficiency, while also helping to determine how much descaler is required.
Sustained increases in commodity costs, driven by rising demand for several metals, and industry consolidation in the technical tube supply base for refrigerant heat exchangers have forced Johnson Controls to increase prices on chiller equipment produced in the company’s North American manufacturing plants.