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Excel ER Heritage Trace

  • Project Location: Fort Worth, TX
  • Owner/Client: Excel ER
  • Project Description:

Emergency healthcare provider Excel ER recently opened a new 24-hour facility in Fort Worth, TX. As a medical facility, this project had a high demand for outside air, and also required that the indoor units fit into the minimal space provided. DXS was chosen as basis of design for the project, and worked with mechanical engineer Bury to meet the building’s space constraints while providing temperature control in individual spaces throughout the facility.

DXS equipped the ER with 36 tons of Daikin VRV heat recovery and heat pump systems, a Danfoss Variable Frequency Drive, seven Dynamic V-8 filters, three Twin City Exhaust Fans, and 86 Krueger GRDs. A Neptronics duct heater and Neptronics humidifier finished out the system. By using Dynamic air filters in tandem with a VRV system, DXS was able to meet the demand for outside air in the building. A Daikin i-Touch manager central controller was also installed to allow web-enabled control access.

Initially, the project ran behind the set schedule due to setbacks with manufactured equipment meeting specifications. DXS was able to ensure that project deadlines were still met by utilizing expedited shipping options on all of the Airside Products from HTS.

Healthcare Key Considerations

At a time when hospitals and medical services must find new ways to reduce costs, DXS offers one solution that has nothing to do with diagnoses and treatments.

Our team partners with architects and mechanical engineers who specialize in healthcare construction to design VRF air conditioning systems for hospitals, medical office buildings, long-term care facilities, and 24-hour emergency care clinics.  With an in-depth understanding of the compliance issues of these structures, we deliver energy-efficient systems that reduce overall operating costs.  Our clients also appreciate that VRF systems provide comfort to patients through greater temperature control of individual patient rooms.

Key Considerations

  • In-depth understanding of healthcare building codes
  • Systems have the ability to reduce and eliminate cross contamination of air sources
  • Tight temperature control of multiple zones for individual patient rooms
  • Opportunity to reduce overall construction cost
  • Energy-efficient system reduces energy costs 20 to 50 percent
  • Similar benefits for Assisted Living facilities
  • DXS onsite at five key junctures:  onsite training prior to installation, quality control checks during installation, during start-up, 30 days after commissioning for building owner verification, and ongoing training for staff
  • Fast, dependable service and maintenance support after installation
  • Complete inventory of parts and equipment