2009 First Quarter Index

2009 First Quarter Index

Resources
for the Resourceful; Understanding Warm and Cold Fronts

01/10/2009
This post looks at a couple of classic meteorology papers that
identified the phenomenon we now refer to as warm and cold fronts.
Not exactly HVAC, but a integral to the design, performance, and
operation of HVAC systems.

Testing
a Clean Room for Leakage
 
01-19-09 
This post presents the results and insights gained from a recent
field test where the team I was working with did what amounted to a
blower door test on a clean room.

Equipment
Replacement Cost Calculations;There’s More to it than Simple
Payback
 
01-27-09  
This post
looks at how taking a broader, more life-cycle cost like
perspective can help to improve the simple payback on equipment
replacement projects. Its based on a proposed boiler replacement
project at a facility I work with regularly.

Condensing
Boilers; Saving Energy and Reducing Emissions

02/01/09 
This post continues the discussion from the previous post by
looking at the impact of upgrading the proposed replacement boilers
from code compliant efficiency to best available efficiency impacts
the life cycle cost of the project as well as the emissions that
will be produced.

Condensing
Boilers; Saving Energy and Reducing Emissions

02/04/09 
This post is part one of two and looks at a recent field issue
where a few fundamental physical phenomenon gang up to create an
unusual operating problem. This post provides the clues to the
issue.

Commissioning
a Condenser Water System – Part 2; Putting the Clues
Together

02/06/09
This post picks up where the previous one left off by putting the
clues that were presented previously together and discussing what
actually happened.

Resources
for the Resourceful – Roy Dossat and Principles of
Refrigeration
02/15/09
This post reviews one of the books I find myself turning to
frequently, Principles of Refrigeration by Roy Dos sat and
discusses some of the reasons why.

Resources
for the Resourceful – Arc Flash 
02-20-09
This post hooks you up with some resources that will educate you
about arc flash hazards including a free arc flash hazard
assessment hand book and a webinar series on the subject.

Flow
Visualization; Lessons in Duct Flow Patterns from my Wood
Shop

02-28-09
This post looks at a flow pattern at a Y fitting that is revealed
to me as the sawdust from a 2×4 I am trimming to length moves
through my dust collection system.

Senior Engineer – Facility Dynamics
Engineering

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