UT Health McGovern Medical School
The UT Health system boasts cutting edge technology, research and education within the walls of its McGovern Medical School building in the Texas Medical Center. It’s top level mechanical floor had sixteen air handlers which had endured decades of use. The challenge was replacing eight (8) AHU’s to provide 60,000 CFM each and eight (8) AHU’s to provide 80,000 CFM each with minimal disruption to or demolition of the occupied building.
Climatecraft’s ACCESS air handlers were the ideal solution. Deliveries of the new equipment were staggered in accordance to the construction schedule and all components were sized for easy transit into the space by using an existing elevator. Assembly of each air handler was measured in days despite their size, variety of components and quality of specifications. Rigorous leakage and deflection testing was required on site prior to operation of the equipment and these tests were passed with ease. Additionally, Climatecraft provided their BalanceStream technology to answer the call for the airflows to modulate to as low as 10% of design capacity without fan surge.
McMillan-James and Climatecraft were able to successfully partner with the construction team to provide the most pragmatic, least invasive air handler solution which is expected to yield decades of critical use.
Owner: UT Health
Engineer: E&C, Inc.
Mechanical Contractor: Kilgore Industries
Products Used: Climatecraft ACCESS Air Handlers