2023 Sep-Oct RETA Breeze


USING STATISTICAL METHODS TO ASCERTAIN RUNNING CONDITION OF GLYCOL PUMPS Vic Simkus Pumps are a critical component of every refrigeration system. From the gear pumps on the compres sors to the centrifugal pumps on the recirculators to the peristaltic chemical pumps on the condens ing towers. They all serve different purposes, and all have different troubleshooting and monitoring methods. By reviewing historical data from a 30HP centrifugal glycol pump we will show a strong relationship between standard deviation of the pump discharge and known external operating conditions. The goal being to use the standard deviation of pump discharge to identify suboptimal operating conditions.


Arlie Farley Epic fail Slang, noun.


a spectacularly embarrassing or humorous mistake, humiliating situation, etc., that is subject to ridicule and given a greatly exaggerated importance. This session will cover several situations and discuss “What Not To Do” not only in industrial refrigeration systems, but in life too. Be prepared for a fun-filled, interactive session. One of the most popular sessions at conference. Arlie’s unique style is a delight. This is a great oppo- rtunity to learn from others’ mis- takes and laugh your donkey off.

Zachary Clasbey

Understanding moisture in the air is central to what we do. Moisture content affects defrost schedules and basic system operation. Zachary will revisit this core concept during his whitepaper presentation. “This paper serves as a primer to re-visit the basic physics of air and moisture, and to use these fundamental principles to derive some best-practice details and troubleshooting steps for eliminating ice and condensa tion in cold storage construction. Topics to be discussed include the psychrometric chart, insulation principles, vapor barriers, and building construction details.” Whether a psychometric novice or pro, this presentation will have something for you.

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