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Compact, Flexible Aermec NYB Chillers Installed in NYC Skyscraper

Compact, Flexible Aermec NYB Chillers Installed in NYC Skyscraper

Jan 20, 2021 | Case Studies, Insights

Overview: Chillers Installation

A major streaming-services studio in New York City subcontracted HIGHMARK’s expert HVAC Service and Maintenance technicians for chillers installation. The task? Adapt the HVAC system to safeguard mission-critical operations based on new designs with studio additions.

The project consisted of disassembling, rigging into place and reassembling 12 Aermec NYB Air-Cooled Modular Chillers with Free Cooling on the roof. Consequently, it was a complex job since a crane wasn’t an option and the equipment had to fit through standard-sized doorways and elevators. In addition, disruptions to the building’s operations had to be minimal.

In the end, due to the Aermec systems’ flexibility and the HIGHMARK team’s proficiency, challenges were overcome and installation was successful.

Project Specifications

Application: Commercial office skyscraper
Location: Manhattan, New York City
Project type: Rigging and installation of chillers
Project size: 375-ton cooling plant
Technologies: Aermec NYB Air-Cooled Modular Chiller with Free Cooling
Completion: 2020

 

Compact, Flexible Aermec NYB Chillers Installed in NYC Skyscraper

Compact and flexible Aermec NYB Air-Cooled Modular Chillers with Free Cooling overcome tight-space challenges in New York City’s most demanding buildings.

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Challenge

Chillers To the Roof With No Crane

These Aermec chillers weren’t just going to any old place. In fact, their final destination was the roof of a skyscraper on the Avenue of the Americas in New York City. Furthermore, a conventional crane wasn’t an option.

Therefore, getting the chillers through standard-sized doorways and elevators, and all the way to top, wouldn’t be easy. For a successful installation, it would take tremendous planning, agility and expertise.

Fortunately, the HIGHMARK HVAC Service and Maintenance team completed many similar jobs, and they knew the best approach.

Compact, Flexible Aermec NYB Chillers Installed in NYC Skyscraper

The chillers needed to get to the roof of a major skyscraper in New York City, and a conventional crane wasn’t an option.

Solution

Compact and Flexible Aermec Chillers Fit Inside Tight Spaces

By using the compact, easy-to-transport and flexible Aermec NYB chillers – and customizing their installation – significant challenges were overcome. Accordingly, the team devised and enacted a complex technical process to bring the chillers to the roof.

What’s more, the team worked all hours of the day – including after hours – to ensure zero disruptions to building and HVAC operations. Also, all infrastructure inside the building remained intact.

The multifaceted installation process consisted of several steps:

Step 1

First, the chillers were split in half to maneuver through standard-sized doors and into service elevators with ease. Then, the team brought all of the equipment inside the building and up to the top floor.

Step 2

When at the end of the elevator line, the team hoisted the chillers up to the roof. To do this, technicians constructed a complex and customized rigging system for the specific job. Thus, the significant challenge of not having access to a conventional crane was overcome.

Step 3

Once hoisted up, technicians greeted the chillers and landed the tops and bottoms. Finally, the team reassembled and installed all of the equipment successfully.

Results

Chillers Installed on Time With No Disruptions

Ultimately, the HIGHMARK team completed the challenging project on time and with no disruptions. Specific results include:

  • Fast, on-time completion: The flexibility of Aermec chillers makes them simple to transport through tight building interiors. As a result, the project finished quickly and on time.
  • Zero disruptions: The team worked all hours of the day to ensure normal building and HVAC operations continued without any issues.
  • Minimal impact: Few or no people were inside the building during project hours, thus minimizing occupant impact.
  • Maintaining all warranties: The equipment retained all warranties since HIGHMARK technicians are Aermec-factory certified.
  • Safeguarding mission-critical operations: Due to the successful installation of the Aermec chillers, the building will now continue all mission-critical HVAC operations.
Compact, Flexible Aermec NYB Chillers Installed in NYC Skyscraper

Job completed: installation of all 12 Aermec NYB Modular Chillers on the roof was successful.

HIGHMARK HVAC Service & Maintenance

To ensure your building is achieving peak performance, contact HIGHMARK’s HVAC Service and Maintenance team today.

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