Empty streets, travel restrictions, social distancing has become the new normal due to the pandemic that wedged the world indoors. The enormous social and economic consequences of the pandemic are becoming clearer by the day, and we’ll be feeling the effects on our lives and livelihoods for decades to come.
Yet, skies are becoming clearer by the day as life without pollution has allowed nature to reassert itself. This makes us wonder if COVID-19 may present a window of opportunity – perhaps a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for us to come closer to achieving the sustainability goals in the HVAC industry.
HVAC systems are among the most energy-intensive mechanisms of any business. In fact, space cooling alone accounts for 15% of the electricity used in commercial buildings on average. According to an American study, much of the energy and cost that goes into powering HVAC is lost to waste – upwards of 30% in the average commercial building.
Hence, reducing wasted energy consumption is an important building block in the push for greater sustainability in the HVAC industry. However, the good news is that the HVAC industry has come a long way and the recent breakthroughs in renewable energy and smart technology are making these systems more sustainable than ever before.
As a leading solution provider in HVAC sustainability, it is our responsibility to look ahead and assess how the pandemic and the global recovery from it will impact the future of sustainable development. As you consider which HVAC system is right for your next project, check out our top solutions that can help balance your economic growth with sustainability goals:
Automatic Condenser Cleaning System (ACCS):
Chillers are the single largest individual user of electricity in commercial and institutional HVAC facilities that need round-the-clock maintenance. Without proper cleaning, the performance usually deteriorates with time because of the accumulation of deposits, biological growth, and corrosion on heat transfer surfaces.
It is estimated that a build-up of a 0.6 mm thick layer of fouling on the condenser water tubes will reduce chiller efficiency by a minimum of 20%.
Most modern technology used today for round-the-clock cleaning of Chiller tubes is our Automatic Tube Cleaning System or ACCS. The ACCS gets rid of all these issues and that too, in a very small amount of time. This is an online method that infuses some slightly oversized elastomer balls periodically to the Condenser tubes and keeps the tubes free of fouling 24×7.
It also optimizes heat transfer performance while removing downtime. This automatic method of cleaning heat exchanger tubes occurs while the equipment remains operational. There is absolutely no need for system shutdown for descaling and as a result, Chiller operates at top performance and efficiency while providing up to 30% energy savings.
NON-Chemical Water Treatment for Cooling Tower (SBR):
Cooling system water quality directly affects the reliability, efficiency, and operating cost of industrial or institutional cooling systems. Depending on the quality of water added to the cooling tower and the operation efficiency of the unit, large amounts of solids can remain after evaporation occurs, causing an increased need to blowdown.
SBR is a fully automatic online “Green” technology that continuously cleans the cooling tower water and augments the cooling performance and treats cooling water without any chemicals.
It helps you get rid of Cooling Tower water treatment problems like Biofouling, scaling, and corrosion that reduces the efficiency of your cooling system. No chemical feeds or discharge means 100% savings on chemicals, 20% – 40% decrease in water usage, 5% – 15% lower energy costs, and 10% – 50% reduction in labour costs.
Speak to our team of experts today to know more about this solution.
How is the HVAC industry foreseeing sustainable development in this pandemic?
This pandemic has served as a wake-up call for industries to invest in sustainable practices. As we progress, we learn more facts guiding us towards taking practical decisions. One thing we know for certain that it’s not going to be with us forever. Therefore, we have to start making decisions that are in everyone’s best interests.
In the coming future, the HVAC industry will not only help with economic sustainability but also aim towards developing a nontoxic environment that can indirectly help in balanced business interest.