Higher Education

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Higher Education

Campus Steam To Hot Water Conversion

Overview

American University contracted with RMF Engineering to perform Construction Quality Management services for the campus-wide Steam to Hot Water Conversion project, which modernized the district energy system and significantly improved its efficiency. Elements of the work included:

  • One MW natural gas fired microturbine with heat recovery
  • 12 VFD driven primary and secondary hot water pumps
  • Thousands of feet of underground hot water piping (2 inch through 14 inch) to over 20 buildings
  • Two 100-ton hot water (194°F) absorption chillers
  • 11 gas-fired condensing high efficiency (95%) hot water generators
  • 27 building plate and frame heat exchangers (160F/130F) to (127F/147F) for heating
  • 20 building plate and frame heat exchangers for domestic water heating (140F / 176F) to (40F / 120F)

RMF’s duties included site walkdowns, site reports, progress photos, conducting submittal reviews, maintaining open action listings/issues, maintaining deficiencies and omissions reports, witnessing commissioning, and maintaining punch lists.

 

Services Provided

Higher Education

12 Locations
9 States
250+ Employees

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  • Albany, NY
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Baltimore, MD (headquarters)
  • Boston, MA
  • Charleston, SC
  • Charlotte, NC
  • Columbus, OH
  • Raleigh, NC
  • Salisbury, MD
  • Sarasota, FL
  • State College, PA
  • York, PA
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