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Budgeting for an Air Conditioner

I just recently added 20 kW of capacity electrical capacity to the lab. Other lab users have probably added another 20 kW of electrical capacity to the lab. Since I am conservative by nature, I will assume that all this electrical power is going to be used and will end up as heat dissipated in the lab. So I am estimating that we have added 40 kW of heat load to the lab, which means I should provide sufficient air conditioning capacity to cool that load (Figure 1 shows a common type of commercial, roof-top, air conditioner Continue reading

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