Gas-fired chiller-heaters as a central plant alternative for small office buildings

Roger M. Thies, William Bahnfleth

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Abstract

In large projects where use of multiple chillers is feasible, gas absorption chiller-heaters are extensively applied. Large facilities typically have a substantial base cooling load. If the base load is greater than 30% of the minimum capacity of the smallest chiller, chiller-heaters alone can be used as the building central plant. However, in small office buildings, the use of other technologies is favored. The engineer can overcome these application problems by a variety of means.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)103-107, 110
JournalHPAC Heating, Piping, Air Conditioning
Volume70
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1998

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes

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