August 2019 Edition

August 2019 Edition


Water Systems & Cooling Systems Assessments

Water Treatment Solution Lets Mother Nature Do the Work

By Mike Grennier, Chiller & Cooling Best Practices Magazine

While most rely on chemicals for water treatment, others are finding success in what can be accurately and fairly described as a green solution because it takes the form of a moss. More precisely, this plant-based alternative to chemical water treatment leverages the properties of sphagnum moss, and it’s being harvested, processed and sold as ProMoss™ to companies throughout North America by Creative Water Solutions (CWS), Plymouth, Minnesota.

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The Need for KPIs and Production Data in Actionable Energy Monitoring Systems

By Staffan Akerstrom, P.E., CEM, and Paul Tate, P.E., LEED AP BD+C, Enpowered Solutions, LLC.

Have you ever woken in the middle of the night in a cold sweat wondering if your plant is using more energy than it should, putting you at a disadvantage as compared to your competition? Even if your energy monitoring or energy management system is in place you may not have the required insight to improve your performance and keep you competitive.

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Cooling Towers & Chillers

Busting Four Myths About Absorption Cooling

By Rajesh Dixit, Johnson Controls

Absorption chillers have been around for more than 75 years, with several thousand chillers operating successfully all over the world today. Yet myths about cost, operation and performance surround this technology, particularly in North America. Look beyond the myths and you’ll discover absorption cooling technology can be efficient, cost-effective, flexible and reliable.

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Continuous Refrigerant Monitoring System at Excel Energy in Denver Delivers

By Shelli Cosmides, Bacharach, Inc.

Xcel Energy is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and is the largest electrical energy provider in Colorado. The company recently upgraded its refrigerant monitoring systems at its Chilled Water building in downtown Denver, creating an efficient and reliable method for continuous monitoring of refrigerant used in 16 chillers in different locations – while supporting the need for safety, system performance, and reductions in energy and refrigerant costs.

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