The Southern California Gas Company’s Pico Rivera base is the headquarters for the utility’s facilities, training, and various operational departments. Athena Engineering, Inc. was the holder of a 3-year Master Services Agreement with Southern California Gas and managed the replacement of two chiller’s at the Pico Rivera base.
The design-build chiller replacements involved the demolition and haul-off of the two existing chillers and replacement with new machines. The first chiller installed was a 150-ton Trane unit and the second was a 150-ton Broad, all-electric absorption chiller. Additional scope included: new isolation pads, floor sinks, the extension of existing concrete pads VFD’s, and pumps.
The facility was kept operational and functioning during the demolition and installation of the new equipment.
Photo Credit: Chris Smith, Athena Engineering Superintendent