Ambient temperature (ABM) refers to the temperature in a specific area. ABM can be the temperature in a specific outdoor area, the temperature around a piece of equipment, or the temperature in a room or building. It a retail store, the ABM will be impacted by the air conditioning equipment used to cool/heat the store,… Read more »
An industrial air-cooled chiller is a refrigeration system that cools fluids and works in tandem with a facility’s air handler system. A chiller has four main parts: an evaporator, compressor, condenser, and expansion valve.
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An air cooled chiller is a unit that creates cool air by chilling water using a closed loop system. The air cooled chiller sends chilled water into each building’s chilled water air handler system in order to create cool air for the building. Chillers are ideal for very large buildings such as hotels, refineries, large… Read more »
Once in a while you will may come across a situation where a customer would like to know which size unit they need, but no one knows the load of the particular building and a proper load test hasn’t been done yet. As a temporary solution you could base a decent estimate off the square… Read more »
Advice from HVAC experts! HVAC systems (cooling and heating) can use 60-70% of the overall energy in your facility. Proper maintenance is one of the key recommendations for maintaining your system’s performance. To really help extend the life of your system, it could be something as simple as changing and cleaning the filters regularly. If you… Read more »