New Central Chilled Water Plant, West Babylon, NY
This wastewater treatment plant had recently been retrofitted from steam boilers to hydronic, which made the steam absorption chiller obsolete. EMCOR Services New York/New Jersey provided complete turnkey design-build of a new central chilled water plant including a new condenser water loop. Our solution helps provide free cooling from the waste heat recovery of the new cogeneration system.
The client needed a new chiller to supplement their electric centrifugal system. They also were seeking to capitalize on the waste heat recovered from the proposed new cogeneration system. The existing condenser water came from the plant’s effluent water process, which was highly ineffective, so they requested a new traditional openloop condenser water system.
Our solution to back up the existing electric chiller consisted of a gas-fired absorber, and hot-water fired absorbers, to provide free cooling from the waste heat recovery of the new cogeneration system.
In conjunction with the addition of a 300kW combined heat and power (CHP) plant, we modernized the chilled water utility, and converted the condenser water from an effluent system to a new open loop cooling tower with pumping stations. To combat the corrosive effect of the marine environment, we selected a cooling tower, made from HDPE plastic, that delivers a 20-year warranty. We also installed: three absorption chillers (one gas-fired, two hot-water fired), condenser water pumping stations, condenser water loop piping, and a control system. We provided robust project coordination and performed a full commissioning in tandem with the CHP plant.
The Bergen Point Wastewater Treatment Plant, operated by the Suffolk County Department of Public Works, is located in West Babylon, NY. With the capacity to process 40.5 million gallons per day of wastewater, the plant serves the towns of Babylon, Islip, and portions of Huntington.