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Alternatives to Electric Air Conditioning Systems
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The rapid escalation of electricity prices has created an opportunity to re-introduce gas-fired air conditioning systems to the commercial building market. In 1985 Gas Research Institute initiated a program to develop an advanced gas engine-driven water chiller. The packaged system has been designed, fabricated and tested. A field experiment unit has been operating since August, 1986, and seven field test units have been operating since April, 1987. The performance of the system has been outstanding. The system should be an economically attractive alternative to electrically-driven chillers in most of the United States.
Lindsay, B. B.; Koplow, M. D. (1988). Alternatives to Electric Air Conditioning Systems. Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu); Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu). Available electronically from