Central Chiller Plant

Location: Carbondale, Ill.

Client: Southern Illinois University

Completion Date: 2002

Burns & McDonnell designed a new central chiller plant that included three new 700-ton steam absorption chillers, a new 2,100 ton-cooling tower, new distribution pumps and piping, and a new central plant building.

Burns & McDonnell provided electrical designs for the central chiller plant. This work included medium and low voltage distribution systems to support the facility. The design work included connection to the existing university medium voltage 4160-volt campus distribution system, a facility transformer, 480-volt distribution equipment, and motor control equipment including variable frequency drives.

Electrical design