Serving the St. Louis Region, Mid-Missouri and Metro East

Serving the St. Louis Region, Mid-Missouri and Metro East

Westin Hotel

The recent overhaul of the chiller system at the Westin Hotel in downtown St. Louis sets a new benchmark in efficiency and reliability. It exemplifies a strategic partnership with Ameren, underscoring the hotel’s commitment to sustainability and cost-effectiveness. Leveraging cutting-edge technology, including a magnetic-bearing compressor known for its extended lifespan and reduced maintenance requirements compared to traditional oil-bearing compressors. The system surpasses its predecessor in performance and efficiency.

Complementing this advanced compressor technology are meticulously engineered shell and tube heat exchangers, renowned for their durability and superior heat transfer capabilities. Engineered to withstand continuous operation, these heat exchangers ensure optimal thermal exchange, contributing to the system’s overall efficiency and longevity.

Moreover, installing a new cooling tower with a dual-fan setup enhances reliability and demonstrates the hotel’s proactive approach to ensuring uninterrupted service. This offers the hotel management and guests peace of mind. In the event of a single fan failure, the configuration seamlessly redistributes the cooling load, mitigating any potential disruptions to guest comfort.

The strategic partnership with Ameren enhances the hotel’s sustainability efforts and yields substantial cost savings. With an estimated incentive amount exceeding $58,000, the owner of the Westin Hotel stands to benefit significantly from reduced operational expenses. This collaboration underscores the hotel’s commitment to delivering a flawless guest experience while driving efficiency and cost-effectiveness.

With these innovative enhancements and strategic partnerships in place, the Westin Hotel in downtown St. Louis ensures that guests will enjoy a consistently comfortable environment while the owner realizes substantial savings. This is all underpinned by a cooling infrastructure engineered for unmatched efficiency, reliability, and resilience.

AT A GLANCE

Client

Westin Hotels

PROJECT

Chiller Upgrade

LOCATION

St. Louis, MO

SERVICES PROVIDED

Service, Plumbing

Project Highlights

Chiller Retrofit

Plumbing

Service

AT A GLANCE

Client

Westin Hotels

PROJECT

Chiller Upgrade

LOCATION

St. Louis, MO

SERVICES PROVIDED

Service, Plumbing

Project Highlights

Chiller Retrofit

Plumbing

Service

Challenge

The main challenge was integrating advanced technologies like a magnetic-bearing compressor and shell and tube heat exchangers, installing a dual-fan cooling tower for reliability, and achieving sustainability and efficiency goals to leverage substantial cost-saving incentives. Additionally, ensuring seamless operation of the new components, maintaining uninterrupted service for guests, and effectively coordinating with strategic partner Ameren added to the complexity of the project.

Solutions

The solution involved the strategic integration of advanced and efficient technologies to overhaul the chiller system. This included installing a magnetic-bearing compressor known for its extended lifespan and reduced maintenance needs, meticulously engineered shell and tube heat exchangers for superior thermal exchange, and a new cooling tower with a dual-fan setup to ensure reliability and uninterrupted service. The project leveraged a partnership with Ameren to enhance sustainability efforts and secure substantial cost savings through incentives, ultimately resulting in a high-performance, efficient, and reliable cooling infrastructure that ensures a comfortable environment for guests while reducing operational expenses.