Using CFD to predict flows in chilled beams

Computational Fluid Dynamics can be used to gauge flow predictions for chilled beams, according to Abdullah Karimi’s paper presented at the ASHRAE 2018 Winter Conference. Tim Dwyer reports

National Gallery of Ireland’s hidden services

Refurbishment of the National Gallery of Ireland required tight environmental control in the galleries, but there was minimal space to make this happen, writes Chris Croly

District cooling at King’s Cross

A sliver of land between a rail line and offices was the only site available for a cooling centre at London’s King’s Cross. Metropolitan Infrastructure’s John Marsh, tells how it overcame space constraints to supply up to 12MW of cooling

The challenge of cooling football stadiums in Qatar

A study of air conditioning in Qatar stadiums has explored the best way to achieve thermal comfort for spectators and players. Cairo University’s Essam E Khalil and Mohamed E Ashmawy share their findings

A Chicago thriller – chiller replacement

Replacing a district cooling system with chillers required a helicopter to lift new plant into a tiny room 200 metres above Chicago. Cyclone Energy Group’s Benjamin Skelton describes the challenge

Making the case for evaporative cooling

Evaporative cooling can save energy when used in the right climate. AEI’s James Falconer looks at the technology in Hong Kong, Las Vegas and London, and explains why the cooling method is making a comeback