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January/February 2021 Edition

COOLING TOWER & CHILLER FEATURES

Process Cooling System Helps rPlanet Earth “Close the Loop” on Recycling Post-consumer Plastics

By Mike Grennier, Chiller & Cooling Best Practices Magazine

rPlanet Earth is a rarity in the plastics recycling and manufacturing industry. After all, its operation in Vernon, California, is the world’s only vertically integrated facility able to convert polyethylene terephthalate (PET) packaging waste into recycled PET (rPET) packaging for food and beverage industries. Yet, rPlanet Earth is much like any other plastics company in one key aspect: it must maintain production efficiencies to meet growing demand for its high-quality products. 

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StudioJAED Designs Chilled-Beam Heat- Recovery Advanced-Efficiency HVAC System

By Chris Kent, Contributing Editor

Opened in fall 2018, the new $19.3 million school building spans 65,837 square feet with a capacity to serve 500 students. The building serves students of pre-school age through Grade Five and is also designed to host groups of various sizes during summer months. It also serves as the campus gateway to the adjacent Elkton Public Library and the Elkton Middle and High Schools.

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Atlas Copco Enters Process Cooling Chiller Market

By Mike Grennier, Chiller & Cooling Best Practices Magazine

Atlas Copco made headlines recently after introducing itself to the U.S. industrial process cooling chiller market with the launch of the TCX 4-90A chiller range. Chiller & Cooling Best Practices Magazine interviewed Robert Tucker to learn about Atlas Copco’s strategy in the United States. Tucker, a business development manager with more than 30 years of industrial fluid dynamics experience, leads the U.S. process cooling chiller initiative within the Atlas Copco Compressor Oil-free Air Division.

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WATER TREATMENT & COOLING SYSTEM ASSESSMENT FEATURES

Full Heat Recovery Engagement: Using Current Technology to Electrify Heating Loads

By Joe Witchger and Brendan Huss, WELL AP, HGA

Reducing fossil fuel use is key to meeting the dual goal of carbon and energy cost reduction. A Full Heat Recovery Engagement (FHRE) approach can dramatically reduce both, through applying simple principles and using existing technology. Simple measures can help focus the design of both the buildings served and the systems used to achieve these goals.

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Sustainable Chilled Water Systems in Pharmaceutical Plants

By Mike Grennier, Chiller & Cooling Best Practices Magazine

Chiller & Cooling Best Practices Magazine spoke with Tom Pagliuco, Executive Director Global Energy Engineering at AbbVie, Inc. about best practices for optimizing chilled water systems in today’s pharmaceutical operations.

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