Weston is assisting the facility by ensuring compliance as prescribed by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene guidelines with the new cooling tower regulations, preventing the growth and transmission of Legionella to the public, reducing labor and manual operations of the system, and reducing costs for the client when the system is operational.
During this on-going facility improvement assignment, Weston provides both environmental and engineering services to our confidential power utility client. Work includes an engineering evaluation and risk assessment of the evaporative cooled heat exchanger, ancillary equipment, and associated cooling water piping located within a National Electrical Code (NEC) Class I Div. II area that was substantiated with calculations, cut sheets, and supporting documentation. Weston also evaluated the cooling water chemical treatment program and recommended modifications to the water treatment chemicals used, dosing limits, and controllers and other ancillary equipment.
Our team is also responsible for evaluating and updating the facility’s existing operational procedures for the cooling system. Permitting of the upgraded system and preparation of a testing and verification plan and detailed operations and maintenance instructions are being developed to maintain efficient system functionality and remain compliant with regulations. We provide construction administrative support and work with the selected installation contractor to certify operability of the system to city and state agencies.
During this assignment, Weston has successfully worked with several vendors and exhibited effective communication, attention to safety, depth of experience, and performed incident-free work.