The Customer Challenge
Nowhere is the problem of HVAC system downtime more challenging than in hospitals where the system is critical to maintaining a clean, healthy environment for patients. Rising temperatures and humidity can drastically affect environmental safety, causing contamination through the growth of pathogens or instability of medications in addition to patient discomfort.
A major hospital in NYC – a level I Trauma Center admitting 25,000 patients a year – recently faced a shutdown of its cooling system as it prepared for the upgrade of its existing HVAC system. Ensuring uninterrupted patient care was a top priority, so a reliable temporary cooling system was critical. To meet its stringent requirements, the hospital turned to Aggreko.
The Aggreko Solution
Aggreko provided more than 1500 tons of temporary cooling to the hospital while the facility performed a total HVAC systems upgrade.
Critical hospital needs dictated that the system be more than a conventional temporary replacement, so the experts at Aggreko provided redundant capabilities with Aggreko’s water-cooled chillers powered by Aggreko’s quiet, low-emission generators, with connected pumps and cabling. The hospital also asked Aggreko to manage fuel resources.
The Benefit to the Customer
The equipment was mobilized and installed within days, ready to support the hospital’s scheduled HVAC outage, and remained on-site until the upgrade was complete. Not only did Aggreko handle the planned system upgrade, but shortly after the principal equipment was installed, Aggreko also supported uninterrupted patient care again during a separate one-day power outage at the hospital’s senior citizen nursing facility. For safe and sure patient carte, Aggreko was this hospital’s answer.