- Campus Chilled Water Plant
Burns & McDonnell is providing design and construction administration for the East Campus Chilled Water Plant on the University of Missouri campus in Columbia, Mo. The facility is designed for an ultimate capacity of 12,500 tons of refrigeration. The plant includes more than 1,800 feet of chilled water and medium-voltage electrical distribution throughout campus.
This addition to the plant includes two 1,500 ton electric-driven centrifugal chillers, two 1,750 ton steam turbine centrifugal chillers, and a four-cell field-erected cooling tower capable of 20,000 gpm condenser water flow. The cooling towers are designed as field-erected fiberglass, with architectural coloring, and continuously welded stainless steel basins. The new steam turbine-driven chillers require adding a significant supply of steam to the plant; this design includes a new 16-inch buried steam pipe and chase with complex utility crossing coordination.
A computational fluid dynamics (CFD) model of the cooling towers, along with all adjacent buildings, will be created to simulate the impact of the cooling tower plume on nearby structures. This model will amend the CFD model prepared by the Burns & McDonnell team during the Phase 1 design.
This design requires development of an extension to the Phase 1 site, along with a new building designed to fit into the aesthetic theme of the nearby campus buildings, and to match the Phase 1 building seamlessly.