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The Evolution of the University of Texas at Austin Cooling System & How to Apply their Successes to District Energy Systems in the Middle East

Speakers Juan Ontiveros, University of Texas at Austin Ben Erpelding, Optimum Energy #ConferenceProceeding #CoolingConference #2018 #UniversityofTexasAustin #DistrictCooling #Operations #Optimization #MasterPlanningandSystemDesign


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Symposium: ETS Operational Efficiency Through Automation and Machine Learning

Summary Use of Statistical Process Control for the Plant, Network and ETS, Veerendran Krishnan Statistical Process Control measures and tools are used to improve the performance and to provide better service to the customers. Standard Deviations, Control Charts, Harmonic Means and Multi...

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Avoiding a Deep Dive into Shallow Waters...Navigating the Pitfalls of Chiller Technology Trade-Offs

Speaker Brian Smith, Johnson Controls #ConferenceProceeding #CoolingConference #2018 #Chillers #MasterPlanningandSystemDesign #DistrictCooling


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DHC as Backbones of Sustainable Cities

Summary Today, as Engie, we are leaders in France, UK, Italy, Spain, Portugal, NL and the Philippines. The acquisition of a strategic share in Tabreed provided us with a leading position in the GCC and a worldwide leader position in District Cooling. Engie had an amazing growth story in the...


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Improving Chiller Efficiency & Sustainability via Tube FOuling Prevention

Summary Even with water treatment programs in place, water-cooled chillers waste over $1.5B USD in the U.S. due to tube fouling & unplanned maintenance. Energy conservation and improved sustainability are industry-wide focuses for district cooling operators world-wide. Even with water...


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Advantages of Integrating Non-Hazardous Disinfection Systems in DCP

Summary Presently most DCPs use hazardous chemical biocides that are not environmentally friendly. IWET integrates an advanced non-hazardous disinfection technology that has many technical and environmental advantages over present technologies and offers benefit to the DC Owners. As this...


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Design Considerations for Achieving Optimum Cooling Tower Performance

Summary The cooling tower performance has a determining impact on the operation of a cooling plant. Any deficiency of the cooling tower performance will automatically been translated on lower plant efficiency. A few critical elements which can have an impact are: The cooling tower performance...


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Advanced Control Technologies in Chilled Water Systems

Summary Essentially talking about performance and efficiencies in Production, Distribution and Dissipation in air conditioned buildings. We touch on Chiller, Pump and Coil efficiency, Low Delta T, its causes and effects, and discuss control strategies for managing and mitigating these issues. ...


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Existing Plants Upgrade/Expanison Design Considerations, Challenges & Lessons Learned

Summary Upgrading existing plants and/or executing previously planned plant’s expansions is a re-occurrence requirement in the industry of District Cooling in this region. This comes down to the progressive nature of most of the developments where it is neither feasible nor practical to install...


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Using TES to Save Both DC Operating AND Capital Costs - A GCC and North American Perspective

Summary Cool TES is well understood to reduce peak electric demand in DC systems, and thus reduce electric costs. However, by incorporating TES, total installed chiller plant capacity can also be reduced from needing to match the peak day's instantaneous peak system load (without TES), to...