Annmarie's Breaking Ground Podcast Show
About This Show
This podcast is for you if are in the building industry and would like to learn about best practices, new products, and ways to optimize your building efficiency. You’ll hear what some pioneering CEO’s and leading executives are doing to improve their bottom line in an effort to train and retain their staff. You’ll hear how some have recreated themselves in our growing age of technology to stay relevant and you’ll also hear about how certain products, services and innovations are affecting our industry.
My passion is to motivate operators in the building industry to perform at their highest potential; my methods inspire learning, encourage team building and produce results that increase the bottom line. I empower staff to take responsibility, encourage leadership, and help get focused on the day-to-day operations. My goal is to encourage more people to work in our growing industry.
Most Recent Episode
010 - Air Cooled Condenser optimization with Enercoat®
Join me in an interview with Don Yeganeh. Don is a licensed Professional Engineer in New York State and also a Certified Measurement and Verification Professional who graduated from Columbia University as a Mechanical Engineer in 2009. Since then he has spent 6 years as a commissioning engineer and the last 2 years of his professional experience has been with a start-up company Ener.co In our interview we talk about the existing problems with Air Cooled Condensers and their solution that has a payback in less than a year in some cases. Enercoat® is a performance coating designed to prevent corrosion and increase thermal conductivity, resulting in the most energy efficient condenser coils on the market. Their coating does the following: Reduction of energy cost by 14% Increase in energy efficiency by 50% Reduction peak kW consumption by 8% Increase in cooling capacity by 55% Improvement of indoor air quality with an increase in moisture removal and YES they have the field monitoring to prove these results. Air-cooled heat exchangers lie at the heart of the energy efficiency of air conditioning systems. Weather, environmental conditions, dirt and debris are constantly damaging outdoor cooling equipment. Untreated coils begin to corrode from the first day they are exposed to the elements. There is an estimated 3 – 5% loss in efficiency per year due to corrosion. “This means that in just 10 years exposure to the elements can impair thermal performance in a coil by 30% to 50%. With the average age of air-cooled units in the U.S. is 21.5 years. This means that 2/3 of cooling capacity has been lost on average by that time.” Traditional coatings aim to create a smooth fin surface that accumulates less debris over time and protect against fin corrosion. However, traditional fin coatings noticeably impair thermal conductivity – how well heat is transmitted. These coatings possess low levels of conductivity, transfer less heat, and negatively impact energy efficiency. They are also susceptible to tears and cracking, which leaves gaps at the point of the fin-to-tube bond or unfinished edges where fins are cut during the manufacturing process. Their product Enercoat® addresses all of these issues by: Inhibiting causes of fouling and the adhesion of dust and grime to coils Decreasing power consumption In