The Central Virginia Training Center (CVTC) is served by a central heating plant that provides steam to essentially all buildings on the campus. The central plant housed three boilers, ranging in age from 10 years to 15 years. In addition, downsizing of the CVTC facility has been ongoing for a number of years, and will continue. This has reduced, and will continue to reduce, the load on the central plant.
A water main break caused considerable damage to the central plant building and to one of the boilers. Given the downsizing of the CVTC facility, the condition of the steam distribution system and the necessity of reducing the load on the two remaining boilers, CVTC decided to remove some of the buildings from the central plant with the goal of completely decentralizing the campus within five years.
In support of this project, Wiley|Wilson provided engineering design services to the Central Virginia Training Center to accomplish the following:
- Removing, refurbishing and reinstalling the existing salvageable boiler plant equipment for reuse until the plant can be completely decommissioned.
- Demolishing the older portion of the boiler building, removing one of the damaged boilers, making remedial repairs to the remaining portion of the building, and relocating equipment into the undamaged portions of the building.
- Providing low pressure gas service to several buildings and installing individual condensing and/or steam boilers for each of the buildings. Some of the buildings required design modifications in order to accommodate the new boilers.