Ortho Clinical Diagnostics B313 Utilities Separation Study

Erdman Anthony was requested to evaluate the feasibility cost of separating the utilities at an existing manufacturing plant, 455,000 sq ft in floor plan, within an industrial campus that had a self-contained utility structure. Utilities involved in the evaluation were as follows:

  • 2,200-2,400-ton independent chiller plant for building cooling

  • 1,500 HP independent boiler plant for building heating

  • Independent compressed-air plant for process systems

  • Domestic water sourced from local public water authority

  • Fire-protection water sourced from local public water authority with local fire pump

  • Independent nitrogen plant

  • Independent RO water plant

  • Natural gas sourced from local utility company

  • Storm water and sanitary water systems connected to local county-operated collection systems

  • Independent industrial waste treatment plant discharging to local county-operated collection systems

  • Dual 34.5kV electric services from local utility company

  • Emergency generators to provide life-safety and critical-load systems

  • Telecommunications services from local provider

  • Parking and employee access to the building

  • Removal/relocation of utility piping, telecommunications systems, and sewer pump station

Erdman Anthony prepared a report summarizing the concepts and options, evaluated the feasibility, completed life-cycle cost analyses for chiller and boiler options, and established a general scope of work required to separate these systems. The report also included ROM cost estimates for various options.

Our team investigated the option of a cogeneration plant and determined that because of the size of the plant and the economic life-cycle cost/benefit analysis, this option did not provide an economic benefit.

Project Details


Rochester, NY


Ortho Clinical Diagnostics

Construction Cost


Project Contact

Andrew Taylor, PE, FPE
  • Andrew Taylor, PE, FPE
  • 585-427-8888 x 1056
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