Cal State Long Beach, Library Chiller Plant Feasibility Study & Design
Long Beach, CA
September 2016 – June 2017
Chiller plant study and design lead the way for more comfortable study time
We conducted a feasibility study to replace two existing 380-ton chillers serving CSULB’s Library building. The study addressed the available chiller options, including the feasibility of incorporating a heat recovery chiller at the Library plant to serve both the cooling and heating loads. After we presented our recommendation to campus CSULB contracted P2S to complete the design.
To start the study our team ventured into the field to investigate existing conditions. We then provided a load study to determine proposed chiller capacities, created a pipe flow model of the south portion of the chilled water loop serving the five existing buildings, and evaluated integration of these buildings with the proposed chillers. Finally, we drafted a report outlining existing conditions, capacities and layout of proposed chillers, along with our recommendations and their associated costs. For the design project, we completed design of a replacement plant which included an expanded mechanical room with space for a future heat recovery chiller. The project is currently under construction and expected completion by summer 2018.