May 1, 2011
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It’s the new Fluke HVAC News. The cover story tells about banding together to conserve resources—how shared resource conservation manager (RCM) Ric Boge handles nine bosses and trims their energy bills.
With the push to energy independence and renewable energy sources, HVAC technicians need to know how to troubleshoot photovoltaic (PV) systems. Our article covers the components of a PV system and then walks you through typical PV troubleshooting situations, beginning with a cell/module/array problem.
Talking about routine maintenance and troubleshooting in a classroom is much different from opening a three-phase disconnect and clamping onto an energized 480-vold conductor to measure current. Our article describes the real-world challenge of checking out an air handler while staying safe.
One message you don’t want to receive this summer is “My chiller plant is down, do you know how incredibly critical it is?” The HVAC News details the steps to take to prevent a critical system failure-- from cooling tower fans to system pumps to compressors to auxiliaries.
And you’ll find out about blower door tests, a vital part of a home energy inspection. You can use a thermal imager and a blower door for a “one-two punch.”
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