In Spring 2024, Chiller & Cooling Best Practices Magazine interviewed Chuck Honeycutt and Brad Davis from Hoffman & Hoffman to discuss best practices in chiller and cooling tower sales and system design. This article will explore how the company has expanded into new areas during its 75-year history. It will also explore a large cooling tower installation at a Colorado biotech. 

Using a combination of predictive analysis and historical information helps companies make sound decisions relating to CUP operations. Ever-changing loads, weather and utility prices combine with hundreds of components that all impact energy efficiency. While previous strategies focused on individualized equipment efficiency and automation, CUP optimization considers the complete system. 

The initial reason the modular concept took hold was a frequent lack of space when it came time to replace a large chiller. Often, these chillers were installed in a confined mechanical room in the basement at the beginning of construction, and the building was then built around it. There was barely enough room to get people to the chiller for maintenance, let alone replacing the chiller itself. 

Danfoss Turbocor held a grand opening of its new 145,000-square-foot production facility in Tallahassee, Florida, on May 29, 2024. The $62 million investment will double the manufacturing capacity for Turbocor oil-free centrifugal, magnetic-bearing, variable-speed compressors, with the ability to expand capacity even further. This report will recap the celebration and plant tour while sharing perspective from the attendees and host.