Applied Medical Resources, Cogeneration Plant
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
Renewable heat and energy help power medical manufacturing
Our team provided project management, mechanical, plumbing and process piping engineering, construction documents, cost estimates and construction administration for a new 85,000 SF plastic injection molding facility for medical device manufacturing. We designed a separate central plant to handle the cooling, heating, cogeneration, and process utilities and implemented N+1 redundancy into all critical utility systems.
This project involved careful development of clean manufacturing spaces with temperature and humidity control. The high-bay manufacturing space HVAC design used computational fluid dynamic (CFD) modeling to optimize air distribution while minimizing temperature gradients within the spaces. We used gas-fired steam humidifiers to control humidity in the buildings and a combined cooling, heat and power microturbine plant to provide electrical power while utilizing waste heat for cooling and heating. Process utilities include process-cooling water, RO system, process vacuum, clean dry air, material-conveying systems, and house vacuum. Our team 3D modeled all building systems in Autodesk REVIT.