Chiller Plant Commissioning

The Chiller Plant Commissioning project provided commissioning services in Ann Arbor during the construction of a 4,000-ton central chiller plant at University of Michigan's North Campus. The central plant consisted of three (3) 1,300-ton variable-speed electric centrifugal chillers, with associated cooling towers, pumps, filters, and other appurtenances. The distribution system consisted of over a mile of direct-buried underground pipe (up to 30" diameter), and carried chilled water to 11 campus buildings (about 1,000,000 sq. ft. total building area). Commissioning tasks including participating in system start-up and trouble-shooting for chilled water (above and below ground), condenser water, water treatment, free cooling, and digital control systems.)

Scope of Work

  • Develop check/test/start procedures for major mechanical equipment.
  • Develop and update tracking lists for construction issues.
  • Witness and document equipment start up.
  • Develop and implement piping flushing/ cleaning plans in conjunction with piping contractors.
  • Coordinate implementation of change orders for mechanical systems.
  • Coordinate and witness testing and balancing, vibration testing.
  • Develop and update controls commissioning check sheet.
  • Coordinate data trending during plant start-up and controls Commissioning.

Engineering Services

  • System check/test/start.
  • Construction commissioning.
  • Direct Digital Control (DDC) commissioning.
  • Creating and maintaining progress documentation.
  • Coordinating the work of various contractors.
  • Supporting the University's maintenance staff.

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Project Manager:

Dale W. Niethammer, P.E.

Dale is Senior Principal and Vice President with expertise in mechanical engineering and project management for educational, energy management, commercial, industrial, laboratory, and chemical industries.

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