All Energy Optimization Solutions – Simply Put – Are Not Created Equal

As you work to save kWh and $, you want an energy optimization solution that automatically and continuously minimizes consumption. That means it requires no manual intervention to optimize your chilled water plant. Optimization projects usually start with an evaluation of the current plan. The evaluation results in recommended measures to reduce kW/ton and a […]

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IPS® Retrofit: Discover the Simple, Effective Solution for Chiller Plant Energy Efficiency

Did you know that if your chiller plant features a primary/secondary (P/S) design, you are likely not operating at maximum efficiency? With the introduction of variable speed drives in the 1970s, the P/S design was created to take advantage of the newfound ability to modulate flow with load and the added flexibility for chiller staging. […]

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When Approachable + Expertise Doesn’t Equal an Oxymoron

When you’re looking for an expert, you want to work with the Einsteins of the industry. But what happens when you get an Einstein who can’t explain their innovations or play nicely with your operators? When it comes to chilled water systems, tekWorx offers a unique blend of Approachable Expertise®, increasing operational efficiency and reducing […]

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How tekWorx Helped a Major Pharmaceutical Site Save $542,000

tekWorx recently worked alongside Allergan’s Global Energy team to optimize chilled water plant operations at their Irvine, CA manufacturing site. The makers of such well-known products as BOTOX®, JUVEDERM® and LATISSE® were struggling to meet an installed capacity of 6,300 tons due to hydronic issues and the load shedding required on high wet bulb temperature […]

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How Professor Pump Became a Guiding Force at tekWorx

You sometimes meet people and immediately understand their impact will be felt far and wide for years to come. Our co-founder Burt Rishel was one of those people. He made his mark in design, engineering and writing while influencing those around him with his intelligence, heart and dedication. A gifted engineer and a captain of […]

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How to Combat Higher Energy Prices – Today and Tomorrow

2017 is shaping up to be a volatile year in electrical prices. The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) is predicting higher prices for electricity, driven by higher than expected natural gas prices. Natural gas prices could soar because of rising exports to Mexico and production that’s predicted to fall for the first time since 2005. […]

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Chillin’ in the New Year

As we kick off 2017, tekWorx and our clients have a lot to celebrate. We’ve worked together to implement chilled water optimization solutions that have cut energy usage and amped up cost savings at their facilities. Here are the highlights: 2016: At a glance Nissan upgraded their cooling efficiency at a critical vehicle assembly plant […]

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COACH™: Integrated Chiller Control and Optimization In One

tekWorx recently announced the successful completion of multiple installations of COACH™, an integrated chiller plant control and energy optimization system scalable to plants with as few as two chillers. Using tekWorx CEO® adaptive control technology to control chillers, pumps, and towers, the COACH ™ continuously optimizes total plant kW per ton. The field-configurable package includes […]

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How Demand Control Ventilation Can Reduce Energy Costs

In spaces that have widely varying levels of occupancy, demand control ventilation can reduce energy use and costs. This is especially true in spaces that are unoccupied for significant stretches of time-think churches, large auditoriums, and even offices and retail spaces to a large extent. Despite that fact, most HVAC systems are designed to bring […]

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Replace Oversize Motors to Reduce HVAC Energy Consumption

Many commercial and institutional facilities are equipped with more motors operating in their HVAC systems than is realized. Famous energy hogs, motors therefore offer great opportunities to make a significant impact on a facility’s energy usage. One notorious cause of energy inefficiency within HVAC systems is a mismatch between the motor’s rated horsepower and the […]

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VFDs: More Than Just A Pretty Face

While managers most often cite energy management as the reason for installing a VFD, the technology offers other significant benefits, including reduced motor and drive maintenance and longer motor life. To appreciate some of the lesser discussed benefits, compare and contrast a motor’s start-up process with that of a VFD. When a motor starts, the […]

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Motors and Drives and VFDs, Oh My!

We’ve come along way from rusty old motors. Recent developments in the design of motors, drives and other related components have opened the door to new savings opportunities. Take a look. Right-size: Seems simple but studies show that 55% percent of applications use oversized motors, even though drives and other components, such as gearboxes and […]

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