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Pump Efficiency: Key in DC Performance Dimension

District cooling provides chilled water in an efficient manner with minimal effect on the environment. A centralized cooling plant distributes the cooling water via a network to industrial, [...]

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Turbine Gas Power Plants vs. Gas Engine

Are gas turbines losing their market share to gas engines? This question does not seem to leave the lips of power plant industry players. Gas turbines have conventionally been the sole technology [...]

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When are open cycle gas turbines the right option?

With the popularity of natural gas for power generation, it is not surprising that people keep inquiring about Open Cycle Gas Turbine (OCGT) and Combined Cycle Gas Turbine (CCGT) systems. But as [...]

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Types of Heat Exchangers: What You Must Know

It is very rare not to find a heat exchanger in a modern industrial plant. This equipment is so critical to the plant’s operations that it may even determine the overall energy efficiency. [...]

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Indicators and improvements for power plant efficiency

The average temperature for most tropical regions is about 35° C. This and the accompanying high humidity spells doom for power plants in such regions unless something is done to counter the [...]

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How to use the Detailed Cooling Load Profile Simulation for District Cooling plant design

Less than three decades ago, full load kW/ton was still a widely used metric of chiller efficiency. It was only in the late 1980s that stakeholders in the industry realized that this indication [...]

Modular chiller plant: in which cases are they convenient?

Since 1902 when Willis Haviland Carrier invented world’s first modern air conditioning system, the air conditioning technology has grown tremendously to today, when the chiller is not only energy [...]

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Footprint optimization in district cooling and heating plants

One of the most critical points faced by engineers when developing the basis of a District Cooling and Heating plant (DCHP) is the footprint optimization. Footprint optimization, as it name [...]

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Power Augmentation Systems: Evaporative Cooling vs. TIAC with Chillers

Did you know that it is common for electricity prices to increase with increasing temperatures? Power markets globally are suffering due to this state of affairs. Homesteads switch on their air [...]

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Filter-house modification requirements for Turbine Inlet Air Cooling

When looking for power augmentation, turbine inlet air cooling is quickly becoming the best considered solution. TIAC allows energy output increase with no need to invest in new or more powerful [...]

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