Focus on Industrial Utility Efficiency
The mission of Chiller & Cooling Best Practices Magazine is to help Energy Managers create Industrial Energy Savings and Water Reduction Projects.
Our content strategy is to provide Energy Managers with “Win/Win” project ideas and instructions. Content is provided to us by expert Energy Auditors and Energy Managers active in the field. These projects are focused on industrial manufacturing and process environments. In our definition, “Win/Win” projects provide attractive profits for the Company and for the Environment.
“Partial-mode free-cooling is made possible by separating the chiller and free-cooling systems – each heat exchanger sets using their own fans. In the partial free-cooling mode, the system starts to “free” cool when the ambient temperature is 3.6 °F below the fluid inlet temperature. Water is routed via a three-way valve first to the free-cooler and then it goes to the chiller. The controller automatically reduces the work of the compressors by throttling the cooling capacity by controlling the 3-way valve (which controls where the inlet water goes). During the transitional months of Fall and Spring, free-cooling acts as a pre-cooler and significantly reduces the work (and energy consumption) of the chiller.” (Don Joyce, “Innovative MTA Free-Cooling Chiller Systems.”)
Content for Energy Teams
Industry has launched Sustainability Programs and Energy Management is an important component. Energy Teams, with one representative per plant, are focusing on reducing the kWh and water consumption of their facilities. We interview Corporate Energy Managers in feature articles so that Energy Teams may learn from their experiences.
“No plant is the same, but the average tape plant has plastic extruder motors and electric heated dyes as the largest energy consumers. Other consumers are chilled water (20%), compressed air (3%) and lighting (1%). “(2014 Interview article with Michael Jones, Corporate Energy Team Leader, Intertape Polymer Group).
Mike Jones, Doug Nalette, ENERGY STAR representative, and David Bennett from Intertape Polymer Group.
Roderick Smith - Publisher
|Roderick Smith is the Co-Publisher of Chiller & Cooling Best Practices® Magazine. Mr. Smith worked as an executive in the compressed air industry from 1992 to 2006. Seven of those years were spent developing business in Spain and Germany. Mr. Smith serves as the Editor and Sales Manager of Chiller & Cooling Best Practices® Magazine.
Patricia Smith - Publisher
|Patricia Smith is the Co-Publisher of Cooling Best Practices® Magazine. Mrs. Smith is responsible for the Operations, Online Products and General Administration of Smith Onandia Communications LLC.
Anna Buzzelli - Graphic Design
|Anna Buzzelli serves as the graphic designer of Compressed Air Best Practices magazine®, Chiller & Cooling Best Practices Magazine, and Blower & Vacuum Best Practices Magazine. She has been designing for the publication and formatting the magazine since its inception.
Clare Heinl - Circulation & Events Assistant Manager
|Clare Heinl serves as the Circulation Manager of Chiller & Cooling Best Practices magazine. She has a Masters Degree in Sustainability and is Google Analytics certified.
Mike Grennier - Contributing Editor
|Mike Grennier is a Contributing Editor to Chiller & Cooling Best Practices Magazine. He brings extensive experience as a technical writer familiar with rotating equipment and cooling systems.
Kimberly Hill - Sustainability Events & Operations Manager
|Kimberly Hill serves as the Sustainability Events & Operations Manager for Chiller & Cooling Best Practices Magazine. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Science as well as a Master of Business Administration.
Bill Smith - Digital Content Specialist
|Bill Smith serves as a Associate Content Manager for Chiller & Cooling Best Practices Magazine. He has Bachelor’s Degrees in Digital & Print Journalism, and Spanish.
Patty Mackey - Circulation & Events Assistant Manager
Patty Mackey serves as Circulation Specialist for Blower & Vacuum Best Practices Magazine and Events Coordinator. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance.