Chilled-Beam Basics

Chilled-Beam Basics

Getting better acquainted with this type of convection HVAC system designed to heat or cool nonresidential buildings

As a consulting engineer during the 1970s, Greg Cunniff worked closely with another engineering professional, Dan Prill, at the request of Montana Bell. The project: a new 100,000-sq-ft facility to house telephone switching equipment.

"Our first energy crisis was upon us, and the telephone giant—with all that energized gear—wanted to find ways to reduce their energy consumption," Cunniff, now application engineering manager for Taco Inc., recalled.

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