Client: Department of Veterans Affairs
Location: Malcom Randall VA Medical Center, Gainesville, FL
Project for design to replace three existing boilers and associated steam systems at the Gainesville VAMC with three new boilers, in a new boiler building. The existing boiler plant consists of three water tube boilers, each with a capacity of 20,000 pounds per hour at 90 PSI. The design provides for three new 600 boiler horse power (BHP), 100 PSI boilers and a future additional 600 BMP boiler. The new boiler plant building is designed to blend into the existing campus aesthetics and will be comprised of two distinct elements. A rectangular high bay area approximately 40 feet high, 47 feet wide, and 116 feet long will house the boilers and associated service equipment. Attached to this tall mass will be a 940-square-foot low building to house the graphics control room, a water testing lab, toilets, shower, lockers, and storage area. The project also includes relocation of existing facility graphics control functions (fire and medical gas alarms, building automation systems, and facility generator annunciation) to the new boiler plant.