July 29 Southland Industries update: Level 3 air handling units set, condenser water system testing
Hospital Level 3 air handling units have been set; Condenser water system in the CUP is being tested; Rough in testing begun in the west clinic.
As of July 29, 2013:
- The hospital level 3 air handling units have been set, and connections to the main piping and duct systems are ongoing. Only the hospital bedtower and operating room air handlers remain to be set.
- The condenser water system in the CUP is being tested and will begin passivation shortly.
- We have begun rough in testing in the west clinic; rough in underway in north clinic and hospital levels 0-2
Gary Lovewell is a senior project manager at Southland Industries.
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