Real Efficiencies of Central Plants

Erpelding, Ben
May 2007
Heating/Piping/Air Conditioning Engineering;May2007, Vol. 79 Issue 5, p14
The article discusses studies of chilled-water plants in Southern California. The plants include a central plant serving 58,900 square feet of hospital space, an air-cooled ice thermal-energy storage (TES) plant, a primary-secondary-tertiary chilled-water plant and a 750-ton central plant serving jail, office and court facilities. The studies found that by extending all-variable-speed principles to chilled-water plants, substantial energy savings can be achieved.


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