Chiller and Condensing-Coil Maintenance

Simmons, Randy
May 2005
Heating/Piping/Air Conditioning Engineering;May2005, Vol. 77 Issue 5, p47
Focuses on the maintenance of chiller and condensing units in companies in the U.S. Characteristics of chiller coil fouling; Impact of chiller coil fouling on businesses; Reasons for deferring the maintenance of chiller and condensing equipment, including budgetary constraints.


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