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An analysis of European hot water technology installation costs

This article was featured in the Q3 2018 edition of District Energy Magazine. Dartmouth College looks at EN253 thin-wall piping costs – and opportunities to reduce them – in the U.S. market. Dartmouth College is the smallest of the Ivy League colleges, located in Hanover, N.H. The...

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District Heating Pipeline Network Market will witness 5% CAGR throughout from 2017 to 2024

Press Release, The Business Journals World District Heating Pipeline Network Market is poised to bypass USD 600 billion by 2024, as reported in the latest study by Global Market Insights, Inc. Rising space heating systems demand along with growing concerns relating to GHG emissions will...

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Empower awards $47.6mln contract for pipe extension in Dubai

Thomson Reuters Zawya Empower supplies Dubai Arena with 3,600 tonnes of cooling Empower/Handout via Thomson Reuters Zawya Summary Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation, Empower, has announced awarding contracts worth AED175 million for the extension of its district...

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How to Install a District Energy Piping System Efficiently to Ensure a Longer Service Life

Summary Based on how Sheridan College has installed district heating using isoplus pre-insulated piping systems, we will cover important factors to consider before, during and under installation. This includes difference between EN and ASTM standards, leak detection, the importance of training,...


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Model-based Non-destructive Corrosion Detection

Summary Managing the integrity of piping and other infrastructure via nondestructive testing (NDT) requires costly, labor-intensive inspections by highly trained personnel. Additionally, it is often necessary to remove insulation that must later be repaired. Our magnetometry-based defect...


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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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PE-Xa Pipe Material for Temperatures of 200 F and Diameters up to 26"

Summary Pe-Xa pipes are used extensively since the mid 60s for hot water transfer and heating uses. traditionally these pipes are limited in their diameter and therefor where not available to the heating industry. based on installations starting in 1985, it is now possible to find Pe-Xa pipes...


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Eliminating the High Cost of Over-Pumping in Thermal Distribution Systems

Summary This presentation will examine how inadequate hydronic balancing will cause over pumping and low delta T. Low delta T is very costly but can be corrected. Keeping the water in the coils per their design will allow chillers, coils and pumps to perform according to their design...


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Steam Main Energizing and System Components

Summary Presented at IDEA's Campus Energy Conference Distribution Workshop March 5, 2018. Speakers Video Presentations: Frank Perry & Steven Hubbell, Cornell University Michael Schorsch, Lansing Board of Water & Light #CampusEnergyConference #ConferenceProceeding #2018 ...


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Project Challenges When Extending Chilled Water/Steam Distribution on Multi-Ownership Medical Campus

Summary Presented at IDEA's Campus Energy Conference Distribution Workshop March 5, 2018. Speakers Jay Ehrfurth & Chris Schmitz, The Boldt Company #CampusEnergyConference #ConferenceProceeding #2018 #Workshop #ThermalDistribution #Healthcare #TheBoldtCompany ...