Corning Low Temperature Chiller Installation

CHA provided mechanical and structural engineering design and construction-phase services to upgrade an industrial low temperature (-20°F) chiller plant to support the process cooling requirements for a ceramics extrusion process. The project scope included:

  • Replacement of two existing 250 HP chillers with three new 400 HP chillers
  • Incorporation of Corning’s sustainability initiative to replace R-22 refrigerant with more environmentally friendly R-507A refrigerant
  • Installation of a new condenser water filtration system

Project benefits realized:

  • Increased extrusion throughput capacity
  • Improved control of temperature and flow to support variable process loads
  • Improved redundancy and reliability of critical process utility system
  • Improved energy efficiency
  • Reduced system downtime
  • Improved space management, supporting more effective operations and maintenance

CHA coordinated design efforts with Corning’s production, engineering, and facilities and maintenance teams to incorporate critical requirements into the design. We provided construction-phase support through the bid and construction process, including on-site coordination with equipment suppliers, installing contractors, and Corning system owners.

Project Services:
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Structural Engineering
  • Bid and Construction Phase Services