Category: air handling

Air Handling Efficiency Ratings: Defining Efficiency

In the industrial sector, it can feel like efficiency is the only thing we ever talk about. Obviously, it’s important — but in order to maximize the efficiency of our plants and our equipment, we must first understand the definition of efficiency for each piece of equipment, as well as… Read More

Cost-Effective FD Fan Optimization for Generating Stations

Today, many older power plants are operating under conditions that are different from when they were originally constructed. The plants have been modified over the years to meet evolving demands, but these changes have often been approached in a piecemeal fashion, introducing inefficiencies into the total system. In many of… Read More

Outage Season Duct Modifications to Increase Plant Efficiency

System losses, other than those of the boiler and ancillary equipment of the boiler, are normally a result of the total pressure losses from friction in the ductwork, elbows, changes in duct cross-sectional area, and losses associated with emissions control equipment. A certain amount of loss is unavoidable, but losses… Read More

Taking a Total Systems Approach to Air Handling Systems

We recently developed an air handling system for a brownfield redevelopment project in Antioch, California, which really brought into focus our thinking about our total systems approach to air handling equipment. First and foremost, consider that the redeveloped plant: Was to have a net output of 930 megawatts Was to… Read More

Air Handling Efficiency Ratings that Really Matter

Increasingly, RFPs for air handling systems stress the need for efficiency. We’ve seen and responded to quite a lot of these requests, developing a host of strategies for addressing efficiency concerns for existing systems, as well as designing all-new, bleeding-edge draft systems that raise the bar. In reviewing all of… Read More