Memorial Hospital of Carbondale – Carbondale, Illinois
A $6M cooling and power generation plant was designed to handle the current cooling capacity, the current hospital load, and the future hospital loads expected. The overall system is comprised of (3) 1MW diesel generators, paralleling gear, transfer switches, touch screen controls, and networked annunciation. The primary project goal was to provide for firm capacity of the cooling system today as well as incorporate space and infrastructure for cooling needs expected in the 15-20 year plan. In conjunction with this effort, decisions were made to evaluate the hospital EPS, incorporate the power generation needs for cooling, while sizing a system that could handle the entire hospital needs of today, and handle the needs expected in the 15-20 year plan.