Franklin & Marshall College | Central Boiler and Chiller Replacement
Higher Education Campus Infrastructure

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Franklin & Marshall College | Lancaster, PA

Central Boiler and Chiller Replacement

$2.7 million | November 2009

Barton Education provided mechanical, electrical and plumbing design services as the prime design professional for the replacement of an existing 770-ton centrifugal chiller plant with a 1,000-ton centrifugal chiller, pumps, cooling tower and associated piping and appurtenances. The design included replacement of existing steam boilers with three 800 boiler horsepower firetube steam boilers. The project also included steam flow measuring stations for each boiler, a steam pressure reducing station with three pressure-reducing valves and the replacement of most steam and condensate piping within the plant. Construction of the boiler plant was completed during summer months while the main student body was not on campus and the replacement of the main central plant chiller was completed during the heating season. The photo shows the chiller being lifted into the chiller plant through the roof of the existing central plant.

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