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Laboratories Best Practices: Right Sizing Laboratory Equipment Loads

Steven G. Liescheidt, P.E., CCS, CCPR

Laboratory equipment such as autoclaves, glass washers, refrigerators, and computers account for a significant portion of the energy use in laboratories. However, because of the general lack of measured equipment load data for laboratories, designers often use estimates based on “nameplate” rated data, or design assumptions from prior projects. Consequently, peak equipment loads are frequently overestimated.

This course is based on the document Laboratories Foe the 21st Century: Best Practice Guide – Right-Sizing Laboratory Equipment Loads, August 2006.

This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.

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