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May 2018 Edition

May 2018 Edition

Cooling Systems Optimization

Process Chiller Water Treatment Basics for Plastic Injection Molding

By E. Michael Estermeier, APEX Engineering Products

Plastic injection molding is the process of heating plastic resin to the point of melting, where the material is pressed into a mold and cooled into its final shape. Aerospace, automotive, material handling, packaging, and food & beverage are a few of the many industries utilizing plastic parts created by these molds. The parts may vary in design, size, and color, but they all become an essential component to finished goods that are used on a daily basis.

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ComEd® Incentivizes Chiller & Process Cooling Efficiency

By Chiller & Cooling Best Practices Magazine

The ComEd® Energy Efficiency Program offers incentives to help facilities save money by improving the efficiency of their equipment. Industries can receive standard cash incentives for common energy efficiency improvements or custom cash incentives for making improvements not included in the standard program.

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Cooling Towers & Chillers

Free Cooling Fundamentals in Modular HVAC Chillers

By Mark Rogan, Arctic Chiller Group

An airside economizer is typically used on a packaged rooftop or tied to an indoor AHU, allowing filtered outside air into the space when outdoor temperatures drop below 55°F (12 °C) (the common supply air temperature of indoor spaces) thus alleviating the need for the refrigeration cycle to be running. Interior space is being cooled yet the refrigeration system is not running, hence the name Free Cooling.

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Beyond the Basics: Considerations When Retrofitting a Chiller

By Neil Maldeis and Mike Patterson, Trane

Commercial buildings in the United States will be looking to replace centrifugal chillers as many are near or past their median replacement life of 25 years. This becomes apparent when you consider nearly half of all commercial buildings were constructed before 1980 according to data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The same can be said of buildings on American college campuses, which according to the same data, more than half of which were built before 1990. Bottom line — if you’re a commercial building owner or a facility manager/director in the United States, you may need to replace a chiller.

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