September 3 Southland Industries update: Rough testing began, major equipment placed, condenser water system flushed

Rough testing has begun in hospital basement, Level 1; all major equipment has been set in place; the condenser water system is being flushed and passivated in the CUP.

09/03/2013


As of Sept. 3, 2013:

  • Rough testing has begun in the hospital basement, Level 1, and all floors of the North Clinic
  • All major equipment has been set in place throughout the project, air handling units are being connected to the hydronic systems in preparation for temporary air conditioning
  • The condenser water system is being flushed and passivated in the CUP, Chilled water loops are being tested throughout the project in preparation for flushing.

Additional update

  • Southland Industries recently celebrated the safety milestone of going 500+ days without injuries at Ft. Hood.

Figure 1: Bio Safety Lab exhaust stacks (BSL2 + 3). Courtesy: Gary Lovewell, Southland IndustriesFigure 2: Condenser water system being flushed through bypass into the cast in place concrete basin. Courtesy: Gary Lovewell, Southland Industries

Figure 3: Hospital Supply Air Riser in the Level 3 Mechanical Room. Courtesy: Drew Thomas, Southland IndustriesFigure 4: Nicolas Sfeir, Southland Industries Southwest Division Leader, congratulating the Ft. Hood project team during a celebration barbecue. Courtesy: Southland IndustriesFigure 5: The project team celebrating the safety milestone, “500 Injury Free Days for Ft. Hood, Texas.” Courtesy: Southland Industries



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