Hartford Hospital Emergency Room
CHALLENGE: Air handling units at the Hartford Hospital Emergency Room served critical spaces in the facility, and they could not be down for more than a few hours. The challenge for Air Enterprises was to move more air for the hospital within the same footprint by improving ventilation, while also reducing facility downtime as much as possible.
For the healthcare facility, access was a clear obstacle for the Air Enterprises’ team. The service elevator was the only way to get air handling unit parts down to the mechanical room for on-site fabrication and installation. This meant that all pieces had to be rigged through the 8’D x 6’T x 5’W service elevator and carried through hallways and doors.
SOLUTION: Air Enterprises’ SiteBilt air handling unit was transported through the service elevator piece by piece. Another air handling unit for the health care facility was assembled and installed temporarily until the entire project was completed to ensure zero downtime.
RESULTS: By raising the roof of one of the hospital’s air handling units, additional cooling capacity was successfully added for the hospital. Because a temporary air handling solution was installed for the healthcare facility during the SiteBilt installation, Air Enterprises was also able to minimize costly downtime for the client throughout the process.