THE OHIO STATE POLICE ACADEMY

Challenge

Provide hydronic heat to 11 primary water-to-air heat exchanges ranging in capacity from 3,500 to 18,500 cfm per unit and an additional 170 VAV boxes and 14 fan coil units that server some of the hallways and stairways where ducting of the hydro-air wasn't feasible.  Install a high output domestic hot water system capable of providing hot water to 41 showers, sinks and a large swimming pool.

Solution

The mechanical room in the new 166,000 s.f. Columbus Ohio Police Academy building is spacious and intelligently designed. At its center are four, stacked, 2 million BTU Pennant boilers by Laars Heating Systems - two sets, two high - that provide 16 stages of firing. The low NOx, fan-induced boilers are available in both hydronic and volume water versions, and may be installed either indoors or outdoors. All models are designed for staged firing to meet required heating loads. Pennant boilers and water heaters offer the building owner six different operating control programs to best match the type of installation in each building.

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