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Applying Insulation to HVAC Equipment

Richie Stever, Facility Executive Summary T he University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) is a sprawling healthcare campus in Baltimore, and it operates four central plants delivering steam to a 2.1 million square foot teaching hospital, which includes the 294,000 square foot. Homer...


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Lighting, steam heat improvements lead to big energy savings at URI

Dave Lavalle, URI Today Summary KINGSTON, R.I. — October 3, 2018 — Since 2006, the University of Rhode Island has saved 11 million kilowatt hours of energy, reduced annual steam consumption by 89 million pounds and reduced carbon dioxide emissions by almost 26 million pounds. Such achievements...


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Effects of Water Absorption and Retention in Thermal Insulation

Summary Some studies estimate that up to 98% of insulation system problems are caused by moisture; moisture that usually enters through the jacketing. Even Systems operating at high temperatures can retain large quantities of water. Water within thermal insulation accelerates heat gain causing...

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