School retrofit puts first Canadian firm in the running for trip
By HPAC MagazineHPAC General Hydronics Institutional Buildings
A boiler plant upgrade for Martha Currie Elementary School in Surrey, BC, has put Rocky Point Engineering Ltd. in the winners’ circle and in the running for the grand prize in Caleffi’s Excellence contest. Rocky Point Engineering is the first Canadian finalist since the contest was launched in 2013.
The firm installed six new condensing IBC boilers at the school, which had an older design laden with equipment coils and high-flow pumps. The challenge of managing the fluctuating flow rates with multiple zones was resolved with a design by Robert Cenedese of Rocky Point, which utilized a Caleffi hydraulic separator. The design received the most audience votes during a Coffee with Caleffi webinar, resulting in it being the November winning entry in the Caleffi Excellence contest. Cenedese was presented with an iPad mini by Kai Mark of Equipco Ltd., and is now a contender for the grand prize trip to Italy with a guest to visit Caleffi’s global headquarters.
The grand prize winner will be chosen from the 12 monthly winners by a panel of industry experts and Caleffi executives. Entries are still being accepted in the 2014-2015 Excellence contest, which opened in September 2014.