March 31st, 2020
Texas A&M University is a public research university in College Station, Texas. It was founded in 1876. As of 2020, Texas A&M’s has the largest student body in the United States. What was formerly the Bryan Air Force Base of Bryan TX, served as the perfect place for a new campus. Today this location is now home to the Texas A&M Rellis Campus, an expansive institution focused on research and education.
As such a large institution, expansions needed to be made to accommodate the amount of students while maintaining a small enough footprint to accommodate for future campus growth and succeeding boiler needs. When the time came to implement classes on the new campus, the team at J.L. Powell & Associates, Inc. were quick to recommend Patterson-Kelley’s trusted solutions.
The solution for the Rellis Campus was six PK MACH C3000 Aluminum Boilers. These units provided a match for the engineering design that was called for while also being able to keep up with the fast design build guidelines. As comes standard on all PK units, the NURO TouchScreen controller provides the units with quick data and easy diagnostics. The decision to add aluminum heat exchangers provided a need for water treatment to keep the PH in operating range of specifications. Regulators were appropriately positioned to ensure proper psi for the expansive system.
While the install is fairly new, the six PK MACH units have been meeting the efficiency specifications as promised. With 4 buildings up-and-running at the campus, by-pass flows have been used to keep the loops warm and running.