This Colorado hospital is constructing a 175,000 sq. ft. facility, slated to open in late 2013. The center will offer a wide range of expert pediatric care, including urgent, outpatient specialty, inpatient and surgical, along with the latest imaging and diagnostic technology. Instead of an old-fashioned, large, central steam plant, the hospital wanted an innovative, decentralized system to supply its state-of-the-art facility. The project’s engineers needed to design a high efficiency, direct-fired domestic water heating system in the smallest space possible while meeting the system’s high demand.
Very few direct-fired tankless water heaters on the market are large enough to meet many hospitals’ domestic water heating needs, but a head plumbing engineer on the project had used AERCO tankless water heaters for years. He chose to install five AERCO Innovation 1350s. With 97% efficiency, tankless design and onboard Water Heater Management (WHM) systems, INNOVATION 1350s were exactly what this hospital needed:
The Innovation 1350s are ready to meet the high load diversity and critical capacity requirements of this new flagship hospital—which expects to treat some 80,000 patient in its first year.