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Central Energy Plant – BASIC Overview – Chilled and Condenser Water Loops

Central Energy Plant – BASIC Overview – Chilled and Condenser Water Loops

I made this video as a very BASIC overview of a few of the main pieces of equipment in a Central Energy Plant (CEP) or Chiller Plant. In addition to showing how the chiller, cooling tower and pumps are connected to each other; I talk a little a bit about the parts and operation of […]

AHR Expo 2012: Booth Bunnies and Schwag Daddies

AHR Expo 2012: Booth Bunnies and Schwag Daddies

Yeah I said it… I don’t have to be 100% politically correct. I mean, yes there are some really cool, innovative products being debuted at the ARH Expo this year, like EnOcean Alliance Partner EcoLogix who has the World’s First Thermally Powered Sensor! I mean it literally has an “Energy Sandwich”…or so says their cut sheets. But what […]

Liebert Mini Mate – DDC Controls Retrofit of Standalone Thermostat

Liebert Mini Mate – DDC Controls Retrofit of Standalone Thermostat

Finally, I was able to find something to video and share with you without ‘The Man’ jumpin on my back! My fellow colleague Cody was tasked last week with doing the actual retrofit to the HVAC controls on our little package unit for our server closet. I was of course happy to provide some assistance […]

Difficulties in Using Project Specifics with Controls Training

Difficulties in Using Project Specifics with Controls Training

So normally I put out a new post or article Tuesday mornings if not more than once per week. I fell short of that this week and it was due to an error on my part. I talk further about it in a short video I made about Non-Disclosure Agreements and Intellectual Property. Why Talking […]

Quick Tip To Make Sure Your Belimo Actuator Seals Your Damper Closed

Quick Tip To Make Sure Your Belimo Actuator Seals Your Damper Closed

Here is a quick and easy tip for when you are mounting ANY damper actuator, not just Belimo Actuators… yet most installers never do it. If you follow this super easy step you will help assure a good tight seal on your automated dampers in the closed position. I even made it easy to learn […]

You Can Not Have Access to “THE Room Temperature Room”

You Can Not Have Access to “THE Room Temperature Room”

I came across this great short while checking out Texas Air systems new blog CommercialAirBlog.com that anyone in the HVAC field can relate to and enjoy even if you aren’t a direct descendant of Pharaoh Palm Fanners of Egypt. The Room Temperature Room – The Fraternity of Air Conditioning Repairmen Now how’s that for an […]

2012 Goals You Can Help Me Accomplish and Kick Me In The A$$ If I Don’t

2012 Goals You Can Help Me Accomplish and Kick Me In The A$$ If I Don’t

It’s always better to be late than never and here I am posting up my 2012 goals for The Controls Freak about a week late. With some determination, consistency and your help I feel my goals for this year are attainable, though not very easy. When I started The Controls Freak I knew I wanted […]

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