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Utilities Infrastructure

Mechanical

East Campus Chilled Water Plant:

This chilled water plant is located in the Urban Life and Student Center mechanical rooms. There are two 800 ton chillers in the Student Center and one 750 ton unit in the Urban Life Building. There is no room for an additional chiller in either building. The present plant capacity based on chiller and cooling tower capacity is 2,350 tons. The piping manifold is designed for a maximum capacity of 2500 tons. Present peak demand is 1500 to 1600 tons. The buildings served by this plant are Urban Life, Student Center, Student Recreation Center, university Center, and the Bookstore. Plans for connection of the Sports Arena are on hold, and the connection of Alumni Hall will depend upon available funds. Connection of Alumni Hall and the Sports Arena will require all spare capacity in this plant with no redundancy or growth capacity remaining.

West Campus Chilled Water Plant:

This chilled water plant is located in the basement of the General Classroom Building. There are two 750 ton chillers in the plant. There is room for two additional chillers. The present plant capacity based on chiller and cooling tower capacity is 1500 tons. The piping manifold is designed for a maximum capacity of 3000 tons. Present peak demand is 1400 tons with an additional 350 tons being added in the winter of 2006 (Sparks Hall). With the addition of Sparks Hall, there will be a shortfall of 250 tons. The third 750 ton chiller needs to be installed in the spring in time for the 2006 summer’s cooling season. The buildings presently served by this plant are Arts and Humanities, Kell Hall and General Classroom.

Future Research Plant:

A 4,500-ton chilled water plant planned for the new research site could also serve Library South and Classroom South.

Other buildings on campus have chilled water plants, packaged equipment or split DX systems.