Federal Reserve Bank Cooling Tower Replacement

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The three-phase cooling tower replacement utilized a 500-ton hydraulic crane which is one of the largest hydraulic cranes available. As a point of reference, the crane handled one lift weighing 18,000 lbs. The first stage required removing three existing cooling tower units from the top of the 11-story building. The next stage involved lifting the new components into place which entailed 22 picks in less than 24 hours. The smooth and expeditious process was a result of many pre-crane lift planning sessions. The client broadened the scope to add chilled water optimization. HSC worked with Carrier to provide updated controls for the chilled water system which resulted in a more efficient system, thereby reducing operating costs.

Architect: EwingCole