U of A Student Recreation Center

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U of A Student Recreation Center

The solar thermal system at the University of Arizona Student Rec Center provides both chilled water for the campus loop and hot water to heat the outdoor pool. The system utilizes 346 direct flow evacuated tube solar collectors to generate a maximum of 250F hot water to drive the 146 ton absorption chiller. The chiller generates 44F chilled water and 95F condenser water used to heat the pool through a titanium plate and frame heat exchanger. When the pool does not need heating, two 125 ton Delta cooling towers are used to reject the heat from the condenser water loop. This project was featured in a cover story in PME magazine. Greenfield Dynamics supplied over $1 million dollars in equipment on this project.

PARTNERS

This project was completed through working with W.J. Maloney Plumbing.

 

 

The U of A Student Recreation Center project was completed using the following materials:

Pumps & Plate and Frame Heat Exchangers (Aurora & Ebara)
Expansion Tanks & Air/Dirt Separators (Wessels)
Evacuated Tube Collectors (Sunda Solar)
Absorption Chillers (Broad USA)
BTU Meters (Onicon)
Cooling Towers (Delta Cooling Towers)
Non-Chemical Water Treatment (Griswold Water Systems)
Unit Heaters (Turnbull)