Operational difficulties

It is unfortunately the case that guidance/instruction manuals are often poorly written and inadequate in terms of information. There is a universal problem with instruction manuals because they are written by experts on the system in question, who find it impossible to empathise with the uninitiated installer and operator. They cannot conceive the breadth of the knowledge gap. This problem seems to be especially acute in terms of services technology.

Another problem which is all too common is that installers are expected to be able to comply with almost impossibly short completion dates. Commissioning is hurried to avoid activating penalty clauses in the contract. It may be less of a financial risk to commission the system properly after practical completion. If the system goes into operation at a substandard level of efficiency due to time constraints, service managers and office staff are at a disadvantage from the start. This is a recipe for high energy consumption and less than perfect comfort conditions.

Renewable Energy 101

Renewable Energy 101

Renewable energy is energy that is generated from sunlight, rain, tides, geothermal heat and wind. These sources are naturally and constantly replenished, which is why they are deemed as renewable. The usage of renewable energy sources is very important when considering the sustainability of the existing energy usage of the world. While there is currently an abundance of non-renewable energy sources, such as nuclear fuels, these energy sources are depleting. In addition to being a non-renewable supply, the non-renewable energy sources release emissions into the air, which has an adverse effect on the environment.

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