September 3 Southland Industries update: Rough testing began, major equipment placed, condenser water system flushed
Rough testing has begun in hospital basement, Level 1; all major equipment has been set in place; the condenser water system is being flushed and passivated in the CUP.
As of Sept. 3, 2013:
- Rough testing has begun in the hospital basement, Level 1, and all floors of the North Clinic
- All major equipment has been set in place throughout the project, air handling units are being connected to the hydronic systems in preparation for temporary air conditioning
- The condenser water system is being flushed and passivated in the CUP, Chilled water loops are being tested throughout the project in preparation for flushing.
- Southland Industries recently celebrated the safety milestone of going 500+ days without injuries at Ft. Hood.
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