A new cooling tower will be installed Tuesday, April 25, on the roof of Rosenberg Hall.
The existing tower, which takes water and sprays it over tubing to dissipate heat for the heating, ventilation and air conditioning system, is leaking water and repairs are not a cost effective option.
The new tower is made of corrosion-resistant materials that will extend its useful life. The new tower will provide cost savings by providing better heat transfer, reducing water consumption and electric consumption, reducing maintenance costs in addition to reliability.
Between 8 and 9 a.m., a crane will be in place between Rosenberg and Durfee halls, with the area roped off. Kennedy Mechanical will have people in place to direct walking traffic during the time the crane is removing the old tower and setting the new one.
Once the new equipment is in place, the crane will be removed and the remaining work will take place on the roof and in the equipment room of Rosenberg.
It is hoped that the equipment will be operational Wednesday night or early Thursday, with workers cleaned up and out of the building Thursday.
For details, call Rick Tice at ext. 3108 or Dave Hetrick at ext. 3116.