1001 CONNECTICUT AVE., NW WASHINGTON, D.C.
To replace their two aging cooling towers, reduce wasted water, improve energy.
EMCOR Services Combustioneer provided a complete tower replacement solution that matched the cooling towers to the size of the existing loads. ECS also installed energy saving variable speed drives on the tower fan motors to reduce the motor’s horse power and save energy.
SCOPE OF SERVICES
Due to the severity of the rust on the existing cooling tower support structure, ECS 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 along with safety rails. ECS replaced a 350 ton induced draft cooling tower with a new BAC Evertough Constructed tower. The tower is designed to last longer than any other tower and has the longest warranty in the industry. ECS also replaced the smaller retail cooling tower with a Baltibond coated forced draft tower.
The new towers were installed to meet or exceed the current conditions. We installed new balancing valves, heat tracing, variable speed drives, starters, and disconnects. The all year round retail tower included metal heat trace and jacketed insulation for freeze protection.
The building is located just four blocks from the White House at a very busy intersection of Connecticut Avenue and K St. It is also located at a stop on the METRO Red Line which is one of the most traveled METRO lines in the DC area. Careful coordination with the various law enforcement agencies and safety concerns we taken into consideration and were paramount to the planning of the rig. During the rig, Connecticut Avenue was closed for 14 hours while we worked above. We blocked the busy sidewalk with Safety Tape, Bright Orange Cones and a flagman in order to protect the safety of the pedestrians in the area.