When it comes to designing anything world class, it is all in the details, says senior editor Sharon Spielman.
As I write this issue's Commentary page, it is a couple weeks before Christmas, a holiday we celebrate to the fullest in our home. So much hard work and so many details go into preparing our home for the occasion, but the results are top-notch by the time we are through! When it comes to designing anything world class, it is all in the details. Just ask Charles R. Taylor, P.E., senior vice president of the Stellar Group, Jacksonville, Fla. Taylor examines three specific areas to address when designing a world-class refrigeration system: safety, quality control during construction, and insulation.
We have some other world-class stories for you in this issue as well. Carnie B. Marsh, sales manager at Paul Mueller Co., Springfield, Mo., talks about heat exchangers for liquid chiller applications. Marsh notes that understanding the thermodynamic and transport properties of fluids -- combined with simple calculations to define a specific heat transfer problem -- will help you select the appropriate heat exchanger for your liquid chiller application.