Chiller plant retrofits are common. Reliability issues created by using water brought in from the Tidal Basin are not. An existing system involving a special vacuum priming system and a chilled-water jockey pump isn’t exactly commonplace, either. Then you have the chemical treatment concerns since the conditioned space houses priceless artwork. Return with us to the National Gallery of Art to see an interesting design for a project framed by a number of unusual restrictions.
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.