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Case Studies

  

 

OMNI CRA Miami Entertainment Complex

  

Florida Polytech Displacement Ventilation

Mayo Clinic RTU Rebuild

  

Memphis Zoo Blue Duct

Vanderbilt AHU Replacement

  

UGA Veterinary Medicine Learning Center

UF Fanwall Retrofit

  

Schermerhorn Symphony Center

Shands Healthcare AHU-19 Desaturation Coils

  

NEA Baptist Hospital

Anthrex Manufacturing Facility

  

Turner Entertainment Group

Tampa General Hospital

  

Emory Vision Correction Center

The Shepherd Center

  
OMNI CRA Miami Entertainment Complex

OMNI CRA Miami Entertainment Complex

Product: Sound Attenuators and Single Wall Ductwork
Manufacturer: Price Industries
Application: Sound Control
Project: OMNI CRA Miami Entertainment Complex
Location: Miami, Florida

Miami Entertainment Complex is a full-service movie and TV studio complex with about 70,000 square feet of studio space, including two 15,000 square foot sound stages. The sound stages required a room NC level of 25. In order to achieve NC 25, these rooms required the use of double wall lined ductwork. Price Industries was able to add elbow sound attenuators and eliminate the double wall ductwork and replace it with single wall ductwork.  View the case study

 

Florida Polytech Displacement Ventilation

Florida Polytech University IST Building

Product: Thermal Displacement Ventilation
Manufacturer: Price Industries
Application: Displacement Ventilation
Project: Florida Polytechnic University IST Building
Location: Lakeland, Florida

The Innovation, Science & Technology Building is the architectural flagship of the Florida Polytechnic University campus. The design of the building is a space age looking masterpiece and it presented some challenges with its unique shape, high arching atrium and large heat loads. Designers at Price Industries performed Computational Fluid Dynamic modeling of the facility. Thermal Displacement Ventilation was determined the best system for the atria (large open areas) and professor offices (quiet, comfort) while mixed flow air distribution was used in classrooms and other spaces   View the case study

 

Mayo Clinic Cannady Building

Mayo Clinic Cannady Building

Product: Rooftop Air Handling Units
Manufacturer: Temtrol
Application: Reconditioning Rooftop Air Conditioning Units
Project: Mayo Clinic Cannady Building
Location: Jacksonville, Florida

The Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville is a beautiful campus only a few miles from the Atlantic ocean. While this is a great location for a medical campus, it can be tough on outdoor equipment. The 15 year old RTUs on their Cannaday lab & office building had begun to show signs of corrosive wear & tear. For most manufacturers, the only remedy for casing corrosion would have been complete replacement of the (6) RTUs. But with Temtrol’s Welded Frame (WF) design, replacement of corroded panels is as easy as bolt-off the old panel, bolt-on the new panel.   View the case study

 

Memphis Zoo Zambezi River Hippo Camp

Memphis Zoo Zambezi River Hippo Camp

Product: BlueDuct
Manufacturer: AQC Industries
Application: Ductwork and Air Distribution
Project: Memphis Zoo Zambezi River Hippo Camp
Location: Memphis, Tennessee

When the Architects designing the Memphis Zoo were tasked with designing a new habitat for Hippos with ”tiki-hut” type buildings, the mechanical design team knew they would have to be going underground with the ductwork and air distribution system. With FRP duct being expensive to install and not easily customizable, and PVC coated galvanized spiral lacking the long life expected by the owner, the perfect solution was BlueDuct by AQC Industries. The easy installation using flanges or compression joints, much shorter lead time, and attractive pricing levels, made designing around BlueDuct an easy decision.   View the case study

 

Vanderbilt AHU Replacement

Vanderbilt AHU Replacement

Product: Custom Air Handling Units
Manufacturer: Temtrol
Application: Replacement
Project: Vanderbilt University AHU Replacement Projects
Location: Nashville, Tennessee

Vanderbilt University's Plant Operations chose Temtrol for several custom air handling unit replacement projects on campus. Temtrol's RAPID knock-down AHUs provided the best solution for these projects. Contractors prefer the RAPID kncok-down product offering over the traditional palletized product that ships already broken down with assembly instructions. The AHUs installed were comprised of filters, coils, FANWALL technology, variable frequency drives, airflow monitoring, and custom electrical panels with touch screen user interface.   View the case study

 

UGA Veterinary Medicine Learning Center

UGA Veterinary Medicine Learning Center

Product: Energy Recovery Units with Fan Wall Technology, Air Handling Units with Fan Wall Technology, Merv 13 Pleated Filters, Total Energy Recovery Wheels, UV Disinfection Systems
Manufacturer: Temtrol, Thermotech, Lumalier, Flanders
Application: New Construction
Project: UGA Veterinary Medicine Learning Center
Location: Athens, GA

The University of Georgia Veterinary Medicine Learning Center (UGA VMLC) is a new state of the art facility for the Veterinary School. The project consists of five buildings including an operational veterinary hospital and pharmacy, as well as classrooms, labs, and barns. Due to the large amount of outside air required, energy recovery was the main system utilized for the facility.   View the case study

 

UF Fanwall Retrofit

UF Fanwall Retrofit

Product: Fanwall Technology
Manufacturer: Huntair
Application: Renovation
Project: UF College of Veterinary Medicine Fanwall Retrofit
Location: Gainesville, Florida

The two large vaneaxial supply fans (70,000 cfm & 125 Hp each, 8.6 in.w.c. design static pressure) in the main air handler at the UF Veterinary Medicine building had been problematic for several years, due to both the age of the fans and the logistics of keeping the AHU off-line to make repairs. The solution was to retrofit a FANWALL in place of the vaneaxial fans. A FANWALL retrofit, with its building block assembly style and customizable dimensions, permitted easy assembly into the supply fan plenum, and was built in two sections matching the existing internal dimensions of the air handler.  View the case study

 

Shands AHU-19 Desaturation Coils

Shands Healthcare

Product: Desaturation Coils
Manufacturer: Temtrol
Application: Renovation to Eliminate Condensate Carryover Within an Air Handling Unit
Project: Shands AHU-19
Location: Jacksonville, Florida

AHU-19 at Shands Healthcare is a large (156,000 cfm) built-in-place air handler, constructed in a blow-through configuration and having final filters. The final filters were perpetually wet, leading to excessive pressure drop in the filters, and requiring frequent (and expensive) replacement. The solution to the problem: Desaturation coils. Desaturation coils are essentially standard chilled water cooling coils, but with additional rows on the leaving air side of the coil that are piped (internal to the coil) to route return water through these rows. View the case study

 

Anthrex Manufacturing Facility

Anthrex Manufacturing Facility

Product: Air Rotation Units
Manufacturer: Johnson Air Rotation
Application: High Air Volume with Tight Temperature Control
Project: Arthrex Manufacturing and Warehouse facility
Location: Ave Maria, FL

Arthrex is a World Class Biomedical company with over 6,000 products and is continuously innovating. We wanted to give Arthrex a space that would allow for the continual churn of equipment, production, people, and storage without having to modify the HVAC systems. The Air Rotation units were a great fit for Arthrex because of this flexibility, the units take up little floor space, require no ductwork, and could easily be relocated if the location of the unit becomes an issue. View the case study

 

Tampa General Hospital CVTOR

Tampa General Hospital

Product: Unitee HDCR-PL Series
Manufacturer: Price Industries
Application: Cleanroom Ceiling System
Project: Tampa General Hospital CVTOR
Location: Tampa, Florida

Repurposing underused space with the addition of three operating rooms including a Hybrid OR was the first phase of this massive renovation at Tampa General Hospital. Wi h very limited space between the existing joist and new ceiling height requirements for attachment of imaging equipment, the Design Team recognized early on that a creative solution was in order. Tom Barrow Company and the Price Critical Environment Team offered that solution with the Heavy Duty Cleanroom Ceiling System that integrated matching Unistrut, supply air plenum and laminar flow diffuser array to yield an FGI2010 compliant installation. View the case study

 

Schermerhorn Symphony Center

Schermerhorn Symphony Center

Product: AHUs incorporated Fanwall Technology
Manufacturer: Huntair
Application: Fanwall Technology
Project: Schermerhorn Symphony Center
Location: Nashville, Tennessee

Ten custom air handling units were completely submerged in the worst flooding in Nashville history along with all of the buildings electrical equipment, instruments, and organ. Replacement AHUs supplied by Tom Barrow Company incorporated FANWALL® Technology for acoustical performance, space savings and for the capability of getting new custom units back into the building. View the case study

 

NEA Baptist Hospital

NEA Baptist Hospital

Product: Blue Duct
Manufacturer: AQC Industries
Application: Green Building Air System Solutions
Project: NEA Baptist Hospital
Location: Jonesboro, Arkansas

Often times who is responsible for underground site work can be a source of contention between trades. In the case of the NEA Baptist Hospital in Jonesboro AR, the underground duct was designed to be concrete. Since it was drawn as concrete the mechanical contractor did not think he would be responsible; however, the construction manager thought differently.TBCo Memphis was there to help. Looking at the price of the concrete duct plus lead time issues and installation of the duct - BlueDuct became a perfect solution. Not only was the duct at a better price point, but the installation was significantly easier than concrete. Imagine the handling of 24" concrete duct sections! Oh yeah... and it shipped in 2 days standard since it was a stock size. The customer took the time to watch the installation videos provided by TBCo and when the duct arrived on site, he was so excited about the finished installation that he sent TBCo photos. BlueDuct is the perfect solution for underground duct and not just an alternative to FRP or PVC coated steel... it can also "BLAST" concrete. See more Blue Duct pictures

 

Turner Entertainment Group

Turner Entertainment Group

Product: Air Handling Units
Manufacturer: Temtrol
Application: Acoustically sensitive network operations building
Project: Turner Entertainment Group
Location: Atlanta, Georgia

As a complement to the new production studios, Turner Entertainment Group added two new buildings to the main campus on the 1-75/85 corridor in downtown Atlanta. The new facilities were built to house all network operations previously located at the Old Turner Mansion.

As with the production studios, sound levels were a primary concern. TBCo sales engineers worked closely with the consulting engineer to select the optimum combination of fan wheel sizes, discharge openings, and sound attenuation components to meet the acoustical requirements of the facility.

Temtrol Custom Air Handling Units were selected for the project, and TBCo sales staff coordinated with McKenneys Inc, the mechanical contractor, on final configuration and fabrication of the units. Prior to shipment the CES Lab was utilized for leakage, airflow, and sound testing.

The final result was an installation of twelve Temtrol air handling units, of three different designs, delivering a total of 515,000 cfm.

 

Emory Vision Correction Center

Emory Vision Correction Center

Product: Air Handling Units
Manufacturer: Ventrol
Application: Medical Facility Renovation
Project: Emory Vision Correction Center
Location: Atlanta, Georgia

When Emory Hospital was ready to build a new Vision Correction Center, they chose to house it on the third floor of an existing 5-story building. The entire third floor was completely renovated to provide waiting rooms, exam rooms, surgery suites, and laser surgery suites.

As with many multi-story renovations, it was a challenge to get new air handling equipment up to the floor where it was to be installed. Ventrol air handling units were built in five modules, each module sized to fit within the weight and dimensional limitations of the service elevator. The contractor performed final assembly of each air handling unit in the equipment room.

Another challenge was the relatively small amount of available space in the mechanical rooms. To fit two air handling units into one mechanical room, one unit rests on the floor, while the other is suspended from the ceiling.

Each unit includes 2" pre-filters, cooling coil, plug fan with perforated liner for attenuation purposes, and 95% high-efficiency (HEPA) final filters.

 

The Shepherd Center

Product: Air Handling Units
Manufacturer: Webco
Application: High Volume Cold Air Rooftop Penthouse
Project: Shepherd Center Rehabilitation Hospital
Location: Atlanta, Georgia

The Shepherd Center, founded in 1975 in Atlanta, specializes in the medical and rehabilitative treatment of people with spinal cord injuries, acquired brain injuries, multiple sclerosis and other neurological conditions. It is a private non-profit hospital.

In 2004, the hospital needed to expand and hired Heery International to design the mechanical system. The new addition needed to mesh with the existing facility's systems which posed a significant challenge to the design team. Batchelor & Kimble was hired as the mechanical contractor by The Shepherd Center during the design process. Heery International and Batchelor & Kimble turned to Tom Barrow Company to provide design assistance and equipment for this challenging project.

The existing system was a cold air (47F) supply temperature design that used series fan powered boxes. The additional equipment had to be designed to match the existing supply air temperature while providing the necessary heating, cooling, humidification and filtration required by today's building codes. This design required a cooling coil leaving air temperature of 41.6F. Tom Barrow Company turned to Webco Incorporated to provide the totally custom equipment.

Tom Barrow Company, Webco and Batchelor & Kimble designed two (2) rooftop penthouse air handling units for the new addition. The units provided 100,000 CFM and 72,000 CFM respectively. The supply fans are designed to accommodate 9.72 of total static pressure. The units design supply air temperature is 42 deg F to condition the addition as well as parts of the existing building.

Tom Barrow Company was up for the challenge!

 
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