Chilled Water Systems Operations and Planning
Chilled Water Operations Support
Chilled water systems provide critical air conditioning and process cooling for laboratories, offices, and classrooms throughout The University of Michigan campus. Plant Operations operates and maintains over 50,000 tons of installed chilled water capacity for our Ann Arbor General Fund buildings, and the Mechanical Engineering department provides engineering support for these systems. Our operations work involves supporting Facilities Maintenance chilled water operations staff with troubleshooting and monitoring trend data to ensure reliable and cost-effective service. We also help prioritize and plan construction for repairs, replacements, and upgrades of chilled water equipment. In addition, we provide services for commissioning new projects and re-commissioning existing chilled water systems.
Plant Operations Chilled Water Committee
Mechanical Engineering coordinates with representatives from Facilities Maintenance and Building Automation Systems (BAS) for regular meetings of the Plant Operations Chilled Water Committee. This committee provides direction for chilled water operations and planning activities, and is dedicated to improving reliability, containing operating costs, and meeting customer requirements for chilled water systems in all General Fund buildings.
Content modified: August 15, 2010