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Case study: Commercial Towers, Toronto

Posted by Armstrong Fluid Technology on Dec 22, 2023 9:30:00 AM


A pair of commercial towers (18 floors and 24 floors) in downtown Toronto recently completed an HVAC upgrade. The owners agreed to a proposal to replace 3 constant speed 40hp pumps with new Design Envelope pumps plus Pump Manager.

The energy savings generated by the pump retrofit are over $52,000 per year. More importantly, Pump Manager provided two key warnings related to system operation that help avoid expensive repairs and energy losses.

Armstrong maps each individual pump’s hydraulic, motor and inverter variations at the factory to achieve exceptional accuracy throughout the flow range.
With this calibration, Armstrong Design Envelope pumps also serve as flow meters, providing reliable system flow data (+/- 5%). The testing ensures optimal performance efficiency at start-up, while Armstrong’s Pump Manager helps maintain and extend efficiency throughout the pump’s operating life.

Quick Stats

Facility type: Commercial office tower

Location: Toronto, Canada

Size: 18 floors, 20,000 ft2 per floor

Power consumption savings: 77%

Annual cost savings: $52,267

Annual CO2 reduction: 48,784 kg CO2


Key Outcomes

  • Energy Efficiency: The energy efficiency offered by the pumps meant the project qualified for local government subsidies to help offset project costs.
  • System Performance Management: The Pump Manager performance tracking system notified operators of unusual flow activity. The issue turned out to be a bypass valve left in the wrong position. The problem was rectified quickly, minimizing wasted energy. 
  • Asset management: Pump Manager also provided a warning of excessive vibration, leading service technicians to diagnose and replace a faulty motor bearing before it failed.

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Topics: Energy Saving, Energy Upgrade, Energy - saving pumps, In The Media

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