Redundancy Pays: Frictionless Chiller Helps University Reduce Utility Costs

May 2008
Heating/Piping/Air Conditioning Engineering;May2008, Vol. 80 Issue 5, p54
The article focuses on the incorporation of copper and granite cover into the exterior of McNamara Alumni Center at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis which helps to reduce utility costs. The installation of McQuay's 300-ton frictionless chiller technology provides the compact footprint and part-load performance. Jon McCombs, operation manager at the center, said that the magnetic bearing compressor technology aims to improve the life cycle cost of the building's original chiller plant.


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