Date Added: Nov 2009
Once managers have identified the critical loads and the HVAC equipment that serves those loads, they must take steps to implement the support structure for the temporary equipment. That support structure must be specific to the application. The first step is to determine the size of the equipment technicians will install temporarily. If the failed component serves only one load, the temporary system will need to have an equal heating or cooling capacity, assuming the failed component adequately met that load. If the failed component serves more than the critical load, managers will have to estimate the heating or cooling load requirements. Determining the load requirements is a critical step in the planning process because it will determine the energy requirements for the temporary equipment.