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October 2019 Edition



COOLING TOWER & CHILLER FEATURES

South Bronx Hospital Staves Off Legionnaires Disease with Anti-Microbial Cooling Towers

By Dr. Joseph Kuhl, PhD, Delta Cooling Towers

When a cooling tower supporting the HVAC system at NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln was nearing its expected end of life, the management of the 362-bed hospital in the South Bronx saw an opportunity. The year before, the neighboring community had experienced outbreaks of Legionnaires’ disease, and even though the hospital’s cooling towers played no role in those outbreaks, the chance to increase protections against possible future exposures of the bacteria that cause the disease was an important consideration.

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Innovation Drives Sustainability Success at DENSO Manufacturing Tennessee Plant

By Chris Kent, Contributing Editor

Among key initiatives at DENSO’s Maryville, Tennessee, facility is the use of an innovative ice-storage system engineered to provide environmentally friendly comfort cooling to employees at the company’s main production facility. The system also allows Plant 101 to reduce cooling costs per ton by 44%, while providing a payback of less than four years. It also resulted in an annual carbon dioxide (CO2) reduction of 18,000 tons.

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WATER TREATMENT & COOLING SYSTEM ASSESSMENT FEATURES

Optimize Chillers with an Automatic Entering Condenser Water Temperature Reset Strategy

By Subodh Chaudhari and Senthil Kumar, Hudson Technologies

The chilled water is generated in the central plant and then transported through a piping network to cooling coils (air handlers), or to point of end-use in processes. Facility directors and energy managers are always chasing multiple goals - satisfying all the customers, maintaining a high-level of reliability and minimizing energy spends with varying demand and weather. Therefore, many modern plants employ a good chiller optimization package such as Hudson Technologies’ SMARTenergy OPS® in conjunction with Building Automation Systems (BAS) to optimize the chiller plants.

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Advancing Standards and Equipment Improve Building Energy Performance

By Ben Majerus, Danfoss

This first article will examine the evolution of equipment-efficiency standards from full to part load and their relationship to whole-building efficiency. The second article will look at how HVAC technologies are advancing to modulate capacity to match variations in building loads, a major factor in improving whole-building energy performance.

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Columns

  • From the Editor
  • Chiller & Cooling Tower Technology Picks
  • Industrial Cooling System Industry News

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