|Project:||Lawrence Memorial Hospital|
|Mechanical Engineer:||Thompson Consultants, Inc.|
|Mechanical Contractor:||Fraser Engineering|
|Equipment:||Custom Air Handling Unit|
|Size:||65,000 CFM Unit|
|DAC Sales Engineer:||Steve Shelley|
The existing air handling units in the mechanical room that served the hospital and OR suites had exceeded their useful life and needed to be replaced. The hospital could not shut down operations for a retrofit of the existing units in place.
A new Air Enterprises Custom Air Handling Unit with a service vestibule was located on a roof curb above the existing mechanical room. A service vestibule was provided for accessibility and serviceability for a roof mounted piece of equipment. The service vestibule contained all the piping as well as the electrical panels, VFDs and control panels.
All the piping was factory installed and insulated. This reduced the amount of field labor required to install the unit. It also limited the amount of time to cut over the new unit and integrate it into the existing systems. The piping was fully coordinated at the factory to maximize service space within the corridor.
After the new Custom Air Handling Unit was operational the existing units were decommissioned on a phased schedule to minimize impact on the hospital’s operation.
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