In our last blog we introduced the new HI Energy Rating System for clean water pumps. The HI Rating System not only helps engineers pick a more efficient pump, it also makes it easy for utilities to develop incentives that rewards owners for using HI Rated equipment. Several US utilities are already onboard…Read More
In our last blog post, we introduced the PLEV, or Part Load Efficiency Value from Bell and Gossett. This week we look at some selections and how to use PLEV.
PLEV was created to give a weighted average of the pump efficiency for the HVAC and plumbing industry. This new efficiency average gives the engineer or designer an efficiency that is most likely a better representation of the actual...Read More
By Chris Edmondson
There’s more than one way to pump a chiller or boiler system. In fact, there are five common approaches, and all but one includes some variation of our topic of late -- primary secondary pumping.
Variable Primary Pumping
Contemporary systems that do not utilize primary secondary pumping are typically known as variable primary systems. In this simple design, there is only one set of pumps (chiller or boiler pumps) creating flow for the entire system.