Chiller Study & Replacement

Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey
Project Type: Infrastructure
Project Area: 225,000 SF

The Cancer Institute of New Jersey (CINJ) is a five-story, 225,000 sq.ft. cancer treatment and research institution that is a part of Rutgers University, located on the New Brunswick, New Jersey campus. The building contains critical laboratories, offices and support spaces. It is served by a series of four large air handling units located in the roof mechanical penthouse, and associated condenser equipment which provide DX cooling to the building. Rutgers University experienced ongoing problems with the condensers and noted a continuous 18-month cycle of compressor failures. EI performed a comprehensive analysis of the system and identified significant issues with the existing system’s basic design.

As a result of this study, EI designed the replacement of the existing condenser system with state-of-the-art multiple air cooled packaged glycol chillers of high-efficiency. This provided reliable service while reducing energy and maintenance costs. EI also assisted the University with obtaining NJ Smart Start rebates for this project.