Thinking Beyond Plate & Frame Heat Exchangers for Waterside Economizing

By Chad Edmondson

  “What type of heat exchanger is best for my waterside economizer application?”

 It’s a question we get asked a lot.  With the increased requirement for either an air or waterside economizing in ASHRAE 90.1 – 2010, we expect to get asked even more – especially since the DOE expects states to adopt the revised standard into their non-residential building codes by as early as next month.

 U-Factor Versus Real-World-Factor

Conventional engineering logic has always leaned toward plate and frame technology for waterside

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Designing Waterside Economizer Piping to Meet ASHRAE 90.1 - 2010

By Chris Edmondson 

Gone are the days of optional air or waterside economizing.  Gone also are the days of waterside economizers piped in parallel.  In other words, the “either/or” operation of the chillers and economizers that we’re all accustomed to will soon be a thing of the past.

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