Team Accelerates Coil Refit


McKenney’s replaced nine chilled water coils in 34-year old air handling units (AHUs) located in an operation center for a large, public service company.


The Challenge

The facility required zero downtime during occupied hours, which gave the team only 30 hours on weekends to complete the project. The AHUs overhaul took place in small, 200-square-foot mechanical rooms and the team knew it had to act quickly and decisively as it worked alongside other trades. In addition, an awkward piping configuration restricted prefabrication work and the condition of the area under the coils was unknown.


The Solution

With design plans and detailed schedules in place, the McKenney’s team accelerated AHU replacements. New custom-built stainless steel drain pans were also fabricated to fit inside the existing pan to support the weight of the replacement coils.


The Results

The project was completed on time and  on budget. The AHUs are now running  more efficiently, saving energy and operational costs.


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About Kumba McCritty


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Kumba McCritty began at McKenney's in 2011 as a Marketing Specialist. Upon graduating from Fordham University, she has worked in sales, account management and marketing. Kumba enjoys being challenged professionally while also having the opportunity to grow in her position at McKenney’s. This growth has allowed her to become a Proposal Specialist, where she continues to be vital piece of the McKenney’s marketing team.

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