Design for Part Load Operation

Reference: Gertsakis et al, Better Business, Cleaner World: A Guide to EcoRedesign, Centre for Design at RMIT, 1997.

Many systems are designed to run most efficiently when running at full capacity, but in reality may only occasionally operate under such conditions. The system should therefore be designed to run most efficiently under the conditions that it is to be used most often, and where appropriate should be designed to operate efficiently over a range of conditions.

environmental sustainability Pros: Reduced energy consumption
financial sustainability Pros:
Cons: Possible increased development costs
social sustainability Pros: