Remington Tower’s Controls Restoration Project

The following excerpt is from an article written by Corey Jones, of the Tulsa World, and published on August 10, 2017.

“Remington Tower suffered “multiple of millions” of dollars in damage after a direct hit from the recent EF2 tornado, and engineers will determine whether the building is in danger of collapse, an insurance adjuster said Thursday.

Bill Sharpe, regional manager of Jansen Adjusters International, said that in his opinion the high-rise will have to “come almost all the way down to the red iron” and be rebuilt up from there. The insurance firm was hired on a consultant basis by the tower’s owners.

The expert evaluation on the safety of the building’s bones could take several weeks, Sharpe said. The engineers are expected to arrive in Tulsa next week and will provide a report to the city after their review.”

Fortunately, the Remington Tower received approval from the structural engineers after their review. HSI Comfort’s Building Automation Department was called shortly after to begin their inspection of the control’s system.  

After one day on site, our Building Automation Department was very happy to restore a historical building back to its formal brilliance. Thank you Remington Tower for this opportunity!

Once our team arrived on site, they began checking the cooling towers for debris and debugging the lower LCI. After starting the pumps, the left pump was shut down due to excessive vibration and the system was left running off of the right pump.

The control’s team was split into two groups. The first group began turning on power to the heat pumps on the lower levels, while the second group went to the 10th floor to bring on and debug the two upper LCIs. Power was then turned on to the first floor heat pumps. The first group checked that the heat pumps came into the HVAC system via the lower level LCI. All but one of the pumps came on from floors one to five!

The second group monitored the evaporation cooler to make sure that it was keeping up with the load and water temperatures, and double checked that it would not be overloaded with too many heat pumps at one time. Unfortunately, the water spiked at 110 degree fahrenheit, so a trouble shoot was performed and discovered that the spray pump was not working correctly.

Once the issue was fixed, our team continued turning on the heat pumps on floors 6 – 17. The water temperatures, space temperatures and humidity levels came down. Finally, we left wireless routers onsite to enable remote monitoring and turned the building back over with the entire cooling system running except for on floors 18 – 20.

Our Building Automation Department was very happy to help restore a historical building back to its formal brilliance. Thank you Remington Tower for this opportunity!

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