Project Files: HVAC Upgrades

February 8, 2010
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COMPANY: Fred Welsh Ltd., Vancouver, B.C.

INSTALLATION: Victaulic Advanced Grooved System


CUSTOMER: 2010 Winter Olympics Facilities in Vancouver

OBJECTIVE: Update and improve existing HVAC systems.

DESCRIPTION: The Vancouver Convention Centre, the Richmond Olympic Oval, and the Vancouver Olympic Village were all built using Victaulic grooved piping systems.

The Vancouver Convention Centre was built so that two-thirds of the structure extends over the water into the harbor, allowing the HVAC system to actually use the ocean as a cooling tower. The system runs the harbor’s seawater through plate and frame heat exchangers, rejecting and extracting heat from the chiller plant to regulate the temperature of the centre year-round. Victaulic couplings, valves, fittings and pump dressings, including the Advanced Groove System (AGS), were used on this and all applicable systems.

“The use of Victaulic couplings, valves, and fittings on the HVAC and domestic water applications made systems easier and safer to install, and allowed us to achieve a very aggressive construction schedule, which meant everything was completed on time,” said Michael Ohlmann, vice president of Fred Welsh Ltd.

“The use of Victaulic couplings, valves, and fittings on the HVAC and domestic water applications made systems easier and safer to install …"
- Michael Ohlmann of Fred Welsh Ltd.

Publication date: 02/08/2010

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