Wednesday, June 10, 2015
The air conditioning is fully operational and cooling the building! We appreciate the patience of our patrons and staff as this issue was resolved.
All library locations provide important cooling centers during the summer heat and we encourage patrons in need of cooling to visit any location this summer.
--Update as of May 26, 2015--
Our new equipment was ordered on March 27 per Library Board approval received March 26. Chillers are not shelf-ready; they have to be built to the specifications of each building. Ours is being built at the Trane manufacturing plant in Colorado. The projected ship date from Trane is May 29 with an estimated arrival date of June 5. It will take about 5 days for installation which includes pipe fitting, welding, electrical work, and programming. If all goes as expected, the new chiller will be up and running by June 12. This is a best case scenario based on the facts available to us now.
--Update as of May 28, 2015--
The parts are set to arrive on Tuesday, June 2. We are still on track to meet the timeline above.
--Update as of June 2, 2015--
The A/C unit arrived today! The entire old unit has been removed and replaced with a brand new unit. Technicians and staff will be working on getting it up and running over the next several days.
--Update as of June 8, 2015--
The chiller is now in place and all the pipework is complete. The system is being filled with the water/glycol solution at this time. Electrical work should be finished today. Campbell, Inc. will be going over a final checklist tomorrow to make sure everything is properly installed.
On Wednesday morning, a Trane factory representative will be here to monitor the initial start-up of the system. This is required for warranty validation. If everything is operating as we expect, we will then start using the chiller to cool the building.
A crane arrives to replace the air conditioner unit.