A lot of times, when you are new to something, one of your major challenges is to figure out what it is that you are looking at when you are out and about. If you are just learning about building systems, it may seem like there are a baffling array of odd looking "things" out there doing something but who knows what?
This section of the website contains galleries of images of various "things" you might see out in a building, divided into categories. The idea is to match up the unknown item you saw out in the field with one of the slide show images as much as possible. If you think you have a match, click on the large blue caption (not the image caption) to go to a page with more details on the images in the slide show.
This section was one of the first sections I created on the website and I anticipate that it will always be evolving and growing, especially over the first year as I add items to support the Design, Performance and Commissioning Issues series of classes I teach at the Pacific Energy Center.
One way for that to happen is for you to contact me and submit pictures of "things" you have run into that I don't have covered in the gallery, along with what you think it is. If you do that, I will verify your submission is in fact what you believe it is and post it here so others can learn from your experience, with an attribution to you and your organization of course. Incidentally, if you are wondering what the "thing" is in the upper right corner, its a flow distribution nozzle for an induced draft cooling tower. More to follow on that next month when I expand this section to include chillers and cooling towers.
Meanwhile, scroll down to see if you can find your "thing".