What is an Economizer and How Does it Improve Efficiency?

Posted by Kenny Beach on Mar 2, 2021 9:00:17 AM

In industries like commercial and industrial HVAC, there’s an understandably massive focus on innovations aimed at improving efficiency. Billions of dollars are spent every year on research and development to drive down operating costs without compromising on performance. Doing more with less is the name of the game, and included among the measures intended to do so is the economizer.

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Topics: Power Generation, HVAC, Heat Exchangers, Efficiency, Engineering

The 4 Main Refrigeration Cycle Components

Posted by Super Radiator Coils on Feb 19, 2021 9:10:25 AM

We’ve all been there. You step inside on a hot day and are mercifully greeted with a wall of cool air. Well, you have the refrigeration cycle to thank for that relief. While there are dozens of methods of heating and cooling, the basic function is still the same and is used in some form across countless industries and processes. But how does it work? This post will answer that question by outlining the main components of a standard refrigeration loop and the functions of each.

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SRC Launches Validated R-449A & R-448A Condenser Performance Model

Posted by Dr. Jian Yu on Feb 11, 2021 8:59:27 AM

We’re super excited to announce that we’ve validated the performance ratings for R-449A and R-448A condensers in Enterprise, our coil selection software. We believe the condenser coil performance model we’ve developed is the most comprehensive and accurate of its kinds in the industry.

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Topics: Heat Exchangers, Efficiency, Expertise, Reliability, Engineering, Refrigerants

Using Hydronics to Heat Football Fields

Posted by Will Klick, P.E. on Feb 5, 2021 10:23:30 AM

Hydronics systems? Football? While you may not hear those terms in the same breath every day, there’s actually a mind-blowing amount of design and engineering that help keep football field surfaces playable through the cold winter months.

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Topics: Food Storage & Processing, HVAC, Expertise, Reliability, Engineering

Coils' Roles in Football's Biggest Game

Posted by Super Radiator Coils on Feb 4, 2021 7:02:31 AM

As far as stages go, the big game is one of the biggest out there, and there’s a small army responsible for making sure the game goes off without a hitch. Behind that army of personnel is an even larger assemblage of vehicles, equipment, and other technology that help along the way – one of which is the heat exchanger.

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Topics: Refrigerated Display Case, Food Storage & Processing, Ground Support, Computer & Electronics Cooling, HVAC, Coils, Efficiency, Reliability

Material & Designs Used for Low-Temp Heat Exchangers

Posted by Chris Strickler on Jan 25, 2021 11:19:35 AM

There are a number of industrial processes that require extremely cold temperatures – sometimes as cold as -150°F. For the equipment used in such applications, those low temperatures pose some unique challenges. In this post, we’ll detail some of the temperatures involved and outline some things to consider with regard to heat exchanger design and materials for low-temp applications. 

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Topics: Food Storage & Processing, Coils, Heat Exchangers, Expertise, Reliability, Engineering

Water Quality & Filtration in Liquid-Cooled Data Centers

Posted by Kenny Beach on Jan 12, 2021 9:13:57 AM

Cooling data center IT equipment using air has been the industry standard for as long as there's been a data center industry. However, advances in computing technology have pushed the limits of what air-cooled systems are able to efficiently keep cool, as the amount of power needed to operate those systems increases. 

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Topics: Computer & Electronics Cooling, HVAC, Coils, Expertise, Engineering

COVID-19 & the Vaccine Cold Chain: Development, Storage & Distribution

Posted by Super Radiator Coils on Dec 28, 2020 11:30:17 AM

As news of the effectiveness of a handful of different COVID-19 vaccines broke over the last month or two, the nation’s attention turned to difficulties surrounding their storage and distribution in what some are calling the biggest logistical challenge in history.

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R-410A: Pros, Cons, & Comparisons to Other Refrigerants

Posted by Super Radiator Coils on Dec 16, 2020 8:59:20 AM

Our refrigerant focus series consists of deep dives into the history, properties, suitable applications and pros and cons of some of today’s common refrigerants. This installment will focus on R-410A.

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Topics: Refrigerated Display Case, Heat Exchangers, Efficiency, Reliability, Engineering

4 Kinds of Tube-Side Coil Fouling & How to Prevent Them

Posted by Super Radiator Coils on Dec 9, 2020 9:51:22 AM

When designing a heat exchanger, an engineer should not only consider thermal performance, but also external influences that can negatively impact thermal performance, such as fouling.

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Topics: Power Generation, HVAC, Coils, Nuclear Products, Efficiency, Expertise, Reliability, Engineering

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