RALEIGH DURHAM INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT CENTRAL ENERGY PLANT
The Terminal C Expansion and new Central Energy Plant (CEP) project was undertaken by the Raleigh Durham airport Authority to support a new Terminal C. The scope of work for the contract was for a facility that would provide heating hot water, chilled water, emergency electrical power and other utility services for the new Terminal C facility. The CEP was sized to accommodate additional equipment in order to provide similar utility services to Terminal A in the future.
Kirlin's scope of work included both the CEP mechanical systems and the 1.6 miles of underground preinsulated hydronic piping that connected the CEP to Terminal C. The CEP houses the chilled water and heating water generation and distribution equipment, piping and support systems to serve the new terminal C. The facility incorporated three electrical centrifugal type chillers with a cooling capacity of 3,250 tons and three dual fuel fire tube boilers. Both the chilled water and heating water systems are piped in a constant speed primary and variable speed secondary arrangement. The pumps are base mounted vertical spilt case type. The design also provided for a waterside economizer, plate heat exchanger and five mechanically induced - draft, cross - flow cooling towers.