This month’s Facility File will focus on the B2B April test for a K-8 school temporary heating project in sync with a utility rebate to furnish and install a new 120 boiler horsepower (BHP) condensing boiler application. It would be very beneficial for the owner’s building facility manager and the city’s outsource/project manager to read chapter 7 (Educational Facilities) in the 2015 ASHRAE Handbook — HVAC Applications. This will offer ASHRAE’s guidelines for preparing a building program that includes emergency facility response to an existing hot water heating system having an internal boiler combustion explosion.
Unexpectedly, the city had to contract for a temporary hot water boiler and associated in-line circulator to be brought in on a flatbed trailer to provide emergency heat for the school. In sync with this emergency funding, the local utility company offered to contribute to a new boiler installation and temporary heating equipment in lieu of simply repairing the 12-year-old boiler. This boiler system rental will be used for two months while the existing boiler is replaced with a highly efficient hot water condensing boiler.