A Holistic Approach to Upgrading a Chilled Water Plan

SmithGroup engineer Ionel Petrus writes about chilled water plant design for Engineered Systems magazine. Below is an excerpt from the full article:

"From an engineering perspective, upgrading a chilled water plant could represent an engineer’s dream, in particular when the plant serves an existing hospital that is planning a major addition. When one is faced with a project of this magnitude and complexity, attention to detail becomes extremely important. It’s no longer just about right sizing the plant or designing its new controls system; identifying the critical loads, available emergency power, size of the electrical system, load shedding, phasing, the need for temporary chiller(s) etc., are all factors that play a crucial role in the success of the project."

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