Phase 1 Predesign : MSI Engineers developed and reviewed a broad range of chiller plant designs, technologies, configurations, and strategies to come up with options for optimizing the operations and efficiency of the proposed central chiller plant, in the most cost effective manner.
Phase 2 Design: As the prime consultant, MSI provided engineering services to expand the existing facility by 30% for a total of 6000 tons of capacity. The expansion required a new addition to not only house the new chiller equipment, but also set up space to provide for new common pumping manifolds that can be eventually migrated to the older chillers as they are replaced over time as they wear out. In the end, this resulted in a better organized, less complex, and operationally friendlier chiller plant to understand and use.
Installation of newer, more efficient chillers with variable speed compressors.
New campus chilled water distribution pumps.
New cooling towers with variable speed fans.
Operational efficiency improvements through updated controls and strategies.
Shared manifold systems for redundancy.
Delivery Method: Design, Bid, Build Size: 6,000 Ton chiller capacity Project Cost: $7 million Completion Date: April. 2018 Owner: Eastern Washington University