Complete Refrigeration Installation: Allen ISD Service Center Installation
PBK Presentation Image: Elevation View of Allen New Service Center

Complete Refrigeration Installation: Allen ISD Service Center Installation

RSI installs not only small restaurant systems but also installs large industrial sized systems for schools and municipalities.  The Allen ISD Service Center is a perfect example of RSI providing the installation services to assist in a large, multi-team commercial refrigeration installation project.

Allen ISD New Service Center

Allen-New-Service-Center-Elevation-PBK-01 PBK Presentation Image:  Exterior View of the Entry of Allen ISD’s New Service Center

The Allen Independent School Districts New Service Center, located at 1451 N. Watters Road Allen TX, 75013, is a thirty-six million dollar complex of approximately 133,000 square feet.

The Food Service portion comprises 12,731 square feet at just under $4 million dollars. It includes a cooler, a massive drive-in freezer, a training Kitchen, and staff office space. The facility was completed and opened in time for the 2015 school year.

PBK Presentation Floor Plan Detail of Allen ISD New Service Center Distribution Building
PBK Presentation Image: Floor Plan Detail of Allen ISD New Service Center Food Service Area

The Installation Team

The Project Manager from PBK out of Dallas Texas, was Karl A. Prinz, AIA, LEED AP, NCARB.  He led a multi-team group

The multi-team unit included Pogue as the GC on this project with equipment supplied by Kirby Restaurant Supply in Longview, TX.

Scott Allred served as the consultant and Refrigerated Design Technologies (RDT) out of Waxahachie, TX is the manufacturer of the Refrigeration Compressor Rack System.

Hayden White, also contracted by Kirby Restaurant Supply, installed the ThermoKool walk-in panel system, which also included hanging the electric warehouse doors, and evaporator coils.

RSI’s Role:  Complete Refrigeration Installation

RSI was the refrigeration sub-contractor hired to do a complete refrigeration install for this project, which included.

  • Installing all the refrigeration lines from the evaporator coils to the RDT refrigeration compressor rack that sits on the ground behind the building
  • Installing all of the condensate drain lines from the evaporator coils to the floor drains
  • Complete pressure test and evacuation of the each refrigeration system,
  • Perform start-up and calibration of the equipment

Allen-New-Service-Center-Refrigeration-Installation-CompressorsRefrigeration Installation: Exterior of the Building Rsi Installed
6 compressors running 6 Evaporator Coils in the Allen ISD New Service Center Food Service Area.

It is a Massive Refrigerated Space

The overall size of the building is quite large and designed to accommodate the complete Allen ISD.  The three distinct areas of the building include a refrigerated space, a freezer space, and a cooler space.

PBK Presentation Image Floor Plan Detail of Allen ISD New Service Center Food Service AreaPBK Presentation Image: Floor Plan Detail of Allen ISD New Service Center Food Service Area

The Freezer System

The freezer space is built with the ThermoKool Panel System and is approximately 82′ 5” long by 45′ 5” wide and 24′ tall.  It is designed to run a temperature of -10 degrees F.

The RDT freezer system is powered by six (6) 10-Horse Power (H.P) systems, which includes, six (6) compressors running six (6) evaporator coils.   Effectively, one (1) compressor is matched up with one (1) evaporator coil and all operate independently with separate controls and defrost cycles.

Refrigeration Installation: Wiring the Evaporators 20+ Feet off the Floor in the Allen ISD New Service Center Food Service AreaRefrigeration Installation: Wiring the Evaporators.  20 Feet off the Floor in the Allen ISD New Service Center Food Service Area

The Cooler System

Again, The ThermoKool Panel System is installed to enclose a space that is 45′ 5” long by is 30′ wide and 24′ tall.  It is designed to run at a temperature of 35 degrees F. The cooler system is a three (3) 5-HP system, which includes, three (3) compressors and three (3) evaporator coils.

Refrigeration Installation 25 Foot Tall Pipes feeding Evaporator Coils and Condensers of Allen ISD New Service Center Food Service AreaRefrigeration Installation: 25 Foot Tall Supply Pipes feeding Evaporator Coils and Condensers of Allen ISD New Service Center Food Service Area. The workers in the lower portion of the image give a reference of the scale of the project.

Chris Akins headed up the project for RSI and brought in an experienced CFESA certified crew to perform their portion of the install. With a large industrial installation like this, coordinating with the various parties is a monumental task.  RSI was able to coordinate and schedule their installation work in conjunction with the other sub-contractors on the timeline provided.  When delays arose in one area, RSI was able to transition to other parts of the refrigeration install and stay ahead of the timeline.

It is a lot more critical to have a plan of attack when you are working 25 feet off the floor installing and testing an evaporator.  You don’t just walk to the truck because you forgot a connector.  The experience our team has allowed them to know what they will need to install the system and work efficiently without wasted effort.

Chris Akins, RSI

On such a large project like this, coordinating and working together with the other subs is always is always a challenge.  RSI’s longstanding relationships with the other contractors helps on projects this large as it is easier for RSI’s installers to self-manage themselves, within the boundaries of the project, and coordinate overlaps and delays as they arise.

Refrigeration Installation: The Refrigeration Pipes for the 6 compressors running 6 Evaporator Coils in the Allen ISD New Service Center Food Service AreaRefrigeration Installation: The Refrigeration Pipes for the 6 compressors running  to 6 Evaporator Coils above the Freezer Area in the Allen ISD New Service Center Food Service Area.

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