Project Files: Mission-critical Climate Control
Company: Taco Inc.
Customer: Leon County Public Safety Complex (Tallahassee, Florida)
Completion: Spring 2013
Objective: Provide an HVAC solution for a mission-critical facility housing public safety and emergency communications.
Work Completed: For a 24/7, 365-days-a-year mission-critical facility that combines public safety and emergency communications functions under one roof, changing occupancy levels required an HVAC system that could control varying loads and provide the required heat extraction. The building, which has a normal daytime average of around 150 personnel, can quickly increase capacity up to 400 in the event of emergency activation. H2 Engineering selected a chilled water system supported by Trane chillers piped in series and more than 300 Trux chilled beams to cover 90 percent of the occupied space. Taco’s LoadMatch circulators and LOFlo injection mixing blocks were used to maintain a water temperature above dew point. Dew point sensors throughout the building monitor the temperature. Kelly Brothers handled the entire HVAC installation, including a first-time use of chilled beams.
Quote: “We don’t have a hot-cold complaint log for the building because we don’t have hot-cold complaints." — Carl Morgan, construction manager, department of management services, Leon County, Florida
Publication date: 3/23/2015