Demolition, construction, changing ΔT, two chiller plants, changing piping designs, adjusting makeup water pressure, incorporating thermal storage ... these are but some of the hurdles and goals the project team has faced during a major retrofit at the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta. In short, site limitations and economics pointed to connecting the chiller plants and investing in thermal storage, but that just scratches the surface of this critical work. If you think your chiller retrofit is involved, read this and feel better.
From a missing pipe hanger three floors down to steam traps past their prime, these stories show how steam system problems can originate inside the boiler room or far beyond it. Read more in February issue.