Category Archives: System Diagrams

These posts discuss techniques for developing system diagrams and also include examples of troubleshooting with them.

Condenser Water Systems, Air Entrainment, and Pump Cavitation

This post is the result of a discussion I was having as the result of a comment made on a previous post about commissioning a condenser water system.  The initial question was to ask if the solution I had suggested … Continue reading

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System Diagrams: Practice Making a System Diagram –The Answer

This post provides an answer for the exercise in the previous post where I provided you with screen shots and a SketchUp model of a chiller plant and proposed that you develop a chilled water system diagram for it. In … Continue reading

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System Diagrams: Practice Making a System Diagram

Welcome to my virtual, variable flow, primary-secondary chiller plant. I’ve been working on creating a model of a central plant in SketchUp for a while now so I can use it as a teaching tool and the image above is … Continue reading

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System Diagrams: An Update on Sources for Symbols

Well, its been a busy day of posting here at the ol’ Field Perspective on Engineering blog.  But I just was asked a good question by a couple of people with-in a fairly short  time span so I thought I … Continue reading

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System Diagrams: Key Features of my Air System Diagrams

So, at this point, you may be wondering what the connection is between the envelope discussion in the previous post and Air System Diagrams, which is the theme for the current string of posts. To illustrate that, I am going … Continue reading

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System Diagrams: The Envelope as Part of the Air Handling System

In my previous post, I mentioned that in my perspective, the building envelope is a part of the air handling system.  That concept is one of the drivers behind how I draw air handling system diagrams.  My bottom line there … Continue reading

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System Diagrams: Applying My System Diagram Concepts to Air Handling Systems

A while back, I started a string of posts on the topic of system diagrams to support a workshop I was doing at the Pacific Energy Center on the topic.  In the last post of the string, I mentioned that … Continue reading

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