BEDES Dictionary

Version 2.6

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Burner Type

Type of burner on boiler or furnace, if applicable.

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Burner Turndown Ratio

If applicable, the turndown ratio for the burner (full input/minimum input).

Boiler Percent Condensate Return

The percentage of condensed steam that is returned to the boiler.

Boiler Insulation Thickness

Insulation thickness of hot water storage tank. [inches]

Boiler Insulation R Value

Insulation R-Value of hot water storage tank.

Boiler Blowdown Rate

A blowdown of the boiler is a routine operation necessary due to the increased concentration of Total Dissolved Solids - TDS - in the boiler during the steam production. The blowdown rate of a boiler depends on: steam consumption (steam used in the process and not returned as condensate to the boiler), concentration of impurities in the feed water, maximum allowable TDS in the boiler.

Belt Type

Type of belt drive in fan unit

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Air Side Economizer Type

Type of air economizer system associated with a cooling system.

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Air Side Economizer

Presence of air-side economizer to provide free cooling.

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Air Distribution Type

Basic configuration of air-distribution equipment.

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Active Dehumidification

Availability of an active dehumidification system (in addition to the dehumidification that takes place during normal DX cooling operation).

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Absorption Stages

Number of stages in regeneration process

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Absorption Heat Source

Source of heating energy for regeneration

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Water Feature Type

Type of water feature

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Water Feature Heating Method

Water feature heating methods.

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Water Cooler Unit

A freestanding device that consumes energy to cool and/or heat potable water.

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Water Cooler Storage

The type of water storage of a water cooler.

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Water Cooler Source

The water source of a particular water cooler.

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UPS Support

Load supported by the UPS.

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UPS Power Output

The type of power output, such as AC or DC, for a UPS.

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UPS Power Conversion

The type of UPS power conversion.

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UPS Input Dependency Characteristics

The input dependency characteristics of a uninterruptible power supply (UPS).

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Uninterruptible Power Supply Type

Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) is a combination of converters, switches, and energy storage devices (such as batteries) constituting a power system for maintaining continuity of load power in case of input power failure.

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Uninterruptible Power Supply Mode

Uninterruptible power supply (UPS) is emergency power delivered when the main input power source fails. The UPS has various mode settings.

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Uninterruptible Power Supplies

The type of uninterruptible power supply (UPS).

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