A newly-published book from ASHRAE provides design guidance for all major aspects of district cooling systems.
A newly-published book from ASHRAE provides design guidance for all major aspects of district cooling systems. "District Cooling Guide" includes guidance on central chiller plants, chilled-water distribution systems and consumer interconnection. In addition to design guidance, the book contains a chapter dedicated to planning, with additional information on system enhancements and the integration of thermal storage into a district cooling system. Guidance on operations and maintenance, including several case studies, is provided to help operators ensure that systems function as intended. The book is a useful resource for both the inexperienced designers as well as those immersed in the industry, such as consulting engineers with campus specialization, utility engineers, district cooling system operating engineers, central plant design engineers, and chilled-water system designers.