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Hydronic systems vs. Steam systems

Patrick Lach, Maxi-Therm When deciding on the distribution source for heating buildings in a campus or healthcare setting, many engineers will design a primary /secondary loop the buildings and mechanical rooms. The question is what to use as a primary heating source–hot water hydronic or steam...

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How the Connected Plant Impacts Modern Power Plant Operations

Summary Historically, control systems provided limited visibility into power-plant performance. With the convergence of information-technology (IT) and operational-technology (OT) systems, and the increase of intelligent devices, the ecosystem of data in a generation facility is greatly...


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CMCE Lightning Suppressor

Summary Tesla realized 100 years ago that the Franklin Lightning Rod was flawed. In Europe they have been using a device that originated from a Tesla patent that instead of channeling a lightning strike to ground (lightning rod) it eliminates upward streamers by continually balancing charges...


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Low Cost, High Impact Energy Reduction in Existing Campus Buildings

Summary Campus thermal and electrical loads can be sharply reduced on the demand side through optimization of existing building stock. The focus doesn't always have to be on expensive retrofits, as often there is much opportunity through the resequencing and programming of existing controls...


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What We've Learned About Biofilms

Summary Previous to 2005, there was very little understanding about the true nature of biofilms in HVAC related aquatic environments. However, once a causal link between biofilms and the presence of Legionella pneumophila was established serious research efforts began to study the core nature...


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Slovenia’s Petrol lands district heating digitalization project in Austria

Balkan Green Energy News Summary Slovenian energy group Petrol has signed an agreement with Austrian energy company Wien Energie to carry out the first phase of district heating network digitalization in Vienna, Petrol has said in a statement. The DigitalIntelligent Smart Networks – District...

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Empower pipeline network crosses 263 km in 2017

Press Release, Trade Arabia Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower) has announced that its network of district cooling transmission pipelines has crossed 263 km in 2017, up 12 per cent compared to the previous year. The company attributed this increase to its ambitious...

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Ener-Core and Siemens' Dresser-Rand Business Announce Grid Synchronization of 3.5 MW Co-Generation Plant at Pacific Ethanol

Press Release, Business Insider IRVINE, CA --(Marketwired - January 30, 2018) - Ener-Core, Inc. (OTCQB: ENCR) , a developer and licensor of innovative gas conversion technologies for global commercial and industrial facilities, announced that its first two 1.75 megawatt (MW) Power...

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Tabreed, Masdar Successfully Complete Pilot Project to Enhance District Cooling Plant Energy Efficiency

Press Release, Albawaba Business The pilot project, conducted at Tabreed’s plant in Mohammed bin Zayed City, Abu Dhabi, created a prototype for an optimal control system which was implemented following various testing phases. National Central Cooling Company PJSC (DFM: Tabreed), the...

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Model-Based Online Power Management Solution A Key Element to any Microgrid Program

Summary Today's microgirds integrate considerable distributed energy resources (DERs) such as wind, solar, and energy storage with variable and controlled output power. This offers a great deal of flexibility which could help operation while it introduces several challenges to conventional...