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AFE: Tour: RED-Rochester, South Refrigeration Plant

  • 18-Dec-2019
  • 5:30 PM
  • RED-Rochester, 1600 Lexington Avenue

Date/Time: Wednesday December 18, 2019 – 5:30 p.m.

Tour: RED-Rochester, South Refrigeration Plant  

In early 2019 RED completed an expansive upgrade to its CHW operations in building B511, which serves Eastman Business Park’s South region. The project is highlighted by the installation of a new 2,000 ton electric chiller. Equipped with five magnetic bearing refrigerant compressors, this state-of-the-art chiller operates at world-class efficiencies <0.15 kW/ton and is one of the largest of its kind in North America. To serve the new chiller RED also installed new vertical inline 300HP CHW pump and 250HP CW pump. These pumps are fully variable and have been optimized for energy efficiency. Other aspects of the project include controls upgrades to one of the existing 2,300 ton steam turbine driven chillers to improve operational dispatch; and the installation of over 50 thermostatically controlled chilled water recirculation valves to reduce excess CHW flow throughout the distribution system. The project was recently recognized by RG&E as the largest energy reduction project of 2018 through their C&I Rebate Program.

PPE: Hard Hat, Safety Glasses, Steel Toe or Flat Closed-Toe Shoes


Enter @ 1600 Lexington Ave.

Drive North along Kodak Park

B511 Refrigeration Plant @ far North end

Look for the cooling towers

Dinner:   TBD (nearby)

Cost:   Members:  $25, Non Members:  $30   

Please RSVP by December 13th, 2019 to:  Phil Masters, VJ Stanley, (585) 546-4656,

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