Central Plant Design: Three Factors to Consider

Article | HPAC Engineering

When it comes to designing a central plant, there are many factors to consider. Not only does the plant need to operate efficiently, but the equipment arrangement needs to be considered from both an initial construction and a future maintenance perspective.

Central plants include multiple trades and disciplines, such as life safety systems, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing equipment, IT infrastructure, pneumatic tube systems, and/or trash chutes to name a few. Working with all of these trades and systems is vital to designing a central plant that will efficiently work for each building’s needs. Although each plant can be designed differently for each unique client, there are three key factors to always consider:

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