District Cooling

Liquid Hammer in Piping Systems & the Best Control Strategies

All pressurized piping systems inevitably experience transient effects, whether due to normal or emergency events. Specifically, rapid flow changes during transient events generate propagating pressure waves which have both positive and negative phases, also referred to as water hammer, or in a gene[..]
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District Cooling

6 Main Advantages of Using Seawater for District Cooling

Seawater has always been used as a practical resource for humankind in a wide extent. From the industries of fishing to medicine, it has then passed unavoidably through the energy field; electricity production or heat rejection are common practices in coastal industries. The latter mentioned applica[..]
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Refrigeration

Banned refrigerants: Which ones will no longer be available in 2020?

The Montreal Protocol is an international agreement designed to protect the ozone layer by phasing out the production and consumption of ozone-depleting substances (ODS). The agreement, finalized in 1987, is designed to protect the ozone layer which filters out harmful ultraviolet radiation. Ultravi[..]
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Thermal Energy Storage

Thermal energy equation physics in Thermal Energy Storage

Thermal Energy Storage (TES) is a technology which allows the storage and transfer of thermal energy, either heat or cold. TES takes advantage of off-peak periods of electrical demand to produce thermal energy, which is accumulated in the tank for later use during peak periods. Hot or chilled water [..]
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Refrigeration

Industrial Process Refrigeration: An In-Depth Look at Each Component

The refrigeration cycle removes unwanted heat from one place and discharges that heat in another area. The process is accomplished, in short, by the pumping of refrigerant through a closed system. This system is composed of several components which enable the process to work.
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District Cooling

District Cooling project development

Project management is the application of knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques to project activities to meet the project requirements. Each District Cooling project is individual and comes with its own unique set of considerations, and management must keep all of this in mind. Considerations for [..]
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Refrigeration

Industrial refrigeration maintenance: Best Performance

Maintenance of large-scale industrial refrigeration units is arguably at the top of the list when it comes to the reliability, performance, and efficiency of the equipment.  Preventative maintenance is essential to help avoid breakdowns and outages in the future and keeping your equipment working re[..]
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Refrigeration

The Vapor Compression Refrigeration Cycle, Step By Step

The Vapor Compression Refrigeration Cycle is nearly 200 years old, but it does not seem ready to leave the scene any time soon. While some people have viewed this method as environmentally harmful and inefficient, the cycle is still applicable in the industrial sphere. Natural gas plants, petroleum [..]
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District Cooling

Tailor Made Plants: Modularity in District Cooling

The technologies used to provide District Cooling are often standardized for ‘plug and play’ type uses in many different facilities, yet we anticipate different outcomes from these installations. While these standard options can do the job, they aren’t ideal for many applications as provided. What h[..]
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Thermal Energy Storage

Thermal Energy Storage: ARANER's Cutting-Edge Technologies (Pt. 2)

As you discovered in Part 1 of this blog series, Thermal Energy Storage (TES) technologies are used to optimize cooling and energy efficiency in buildings and industrial facilities. The main aspect of a TES system is the Thermal Energy Storage Tank, a tailor-made tank that stores chilled water durin[..]
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Turbine Inlet Air Cooling

Gas Turbine Power Augmentation: TIAC Technology

It isn’t news that climate change is already affecting every country on the planet. The Middle East region, in particular, is suffering from “ longer droughts, hotter heatwaves and more frequent dust storms” according to a recent article by The Economist. This can affect everything from the scarcity[..]
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Turbine Inlet Air Cooling

Performance Evaluation of Turbine Inlet Air Cooling Plants

Turbine Inlet Air Cooling for Gas Turbines A gas turbine is a type of continuous internal combustion engine which converts natural gas, into mechanical energy. The turbines convert this mechanical energy to electrical energy. Turbines consist of a compressor, a combustion chamber, and a turbine. Out[..]
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