Battery storage facility cooling system design

Posted by Will Klick, P.E. on Apr 20, 2021 3:49:59 PM

This is the first in a series of articles about battery power and its adjacent industries and processes.

Today, energy comes from a wide range of sources. The share of that collective power that comes from renewable energy sources continues to grow. In fact, in 2019, it was estimated that just under 20% of electricity generated at utility-scale electricity generation facilities in the United States was from renewable energy sources.[1]

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Topics: Computer & Electronics Cooling, Power Generation, HVAC, Coils, Engineering

Withstanding and Expanding at SRC Richmond

Posted by Super Radiator Coils on Apr 12, 2021 8:41:04 AM

Super Radiator Coils’ Richmond, Virginia division is expanding! We’ve shared a few updates on the subject on our LinkedIn page, but we wanted to provide a more detailed rundown for anyone interested. So, we sat down for a Q & A with our CEO, Rob Holt, to talk all things expansion: why we’re expanding, why now, and what it means for Super Radiator.

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R-1234ze: Pros, Cons & Comparisons to R-134a

Posted by Super Radiator Coils on Mar 26, 2021 8:59:30 AM

Our Refrigerant Focus series delves into the history, properties, suitable applications, and pros and cons of some of today’s popular or otherwise noteworthy refrigerants. This installment will focus on R-1234ze.

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Causes and Solutions to Frozen & Ruptured Fluid Coils

Posted by Daren Carlson on Mar 10, 2021 10:59:13 AM

Last month’s deadly cold spell in Texas and other areas of the South led to loss of power, water quality concerns for millions, and tragically, loss of life. Abnormal temperatures pushed all manner of equipment past its breaking point, and HVAC systems were hit hard.

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Topics: HVAC, Coils, Quality

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

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