EMCOR Services Combustioneer (Combustioneer) provided a complete cooling tower replacement solution that matched the loads of two existing cooling towers. We also installed energy saving variable speed drives on the tower fan motors to reduce horsepower and save energy.
The building owner wanted to replace their two aging cooling towers, reduce wasted water, and improve energy efficiency.
Due to the severity of the rust on the existing cooling tower support structure, Combustioneer professionally engineered a new structural steel base for the new cooling tower. This involved replacing more than 14 large steel beams and fabricating a working platform around the tower that included safety rails.
Work performed included:
- Replacement of a 350-ton induced draft cooling tower
- Replacement of a smaller retail cooling tower
- Installation of new:
- Balancing valves
- Heat tracing
- Variable speed drives
- Jacketed insulation for freeze protection
The building is located just four blocks from the White House at the very busy intersection of Connecticut Avenue and K St.