Automatic Controls began work with the Department of Veterans Affairs in 2010 in a relatively small project. Since then we have expanded with 35 other onsite projects, resulting in a complete renovation of the hospital's control system. We have upgraded existing pneumatic controls in favor of electronic controls, providing significant energy efficiency improvements and consistent temperature control in every environment.
The most impressive statistic for the hospital its the sheer size; a 1900 ton chiller plant, over 500 VAV boxes, 200 fan coil units. However, there is a great deal of technical integration that we have also performed. We have connected steam zone controls, a medical gas system, and APC cooling racks. In addition, we have optimized the hospital's chiller plant controls for efficiency.
St. Anthony's Medical Center has worked with Automatic Controls since 1996. The ALC system controls the main hospital buildings plus 8 outbuildings and urgent care buildings around St. Louis. From the central chiller/boiler plant to the operating rooms, patient rooms, and computer rooms, WebCTRL controls and monitors all the HVAC and power critical systems. All major HVAC equipment is controlled and approximately 40% of the zones throughout the hospital are connected to the ALC system.
We began working with Ste. Genevieve Hospital in 2007. Our first project was the ER addition which included a central chiller and boiler plant. Since, we have done many projects including expanding the system out to the Bloomsdale Medical Office Building.