Central Utility Plants

Maxwell AFB, AL, Gunter Annex
Gunter Annex, New Chilled Water Plant, MAFB

Maxwell Gunter Annex, new chilled water plant. In 2005, USAF embarked on a plan to install a central chiller plant to serve several barracks buildings and the NCO Academy. HHB provided he Prime A/E contract to construct the new plant and the associated chilled water distribution system. The plant was designed with two chillers with a bay for a future chiller. The distribution system was sized for current and future buildings, and currently serves four barracks buildings. Air cooled chillers were removed and the power available was used for electric heat in new 2-pipe fan coils installed in each barracks building. This allows the chiller plant to operate at much cooler outside air temperatures for improved occupant comfort.