Burns Upgrades High Temperature Hot Water System for SUNY Stony Brook

Burns is performing a comprehensive assessment and design improvements for the High Temperature Hot Water (HTHW) system at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Stony Brook.

Stony Brook’s HTHW system provides heating for the campus’ over 10 million square feet of educational and research facilities.  The system, comprised of both a tunnel-based piping system and a direct buried underground piping system, has experienced significant piping failures in recent years.  Burns is completing a detailed assessment of the system, and will recommend solutions to repair or replace the system based on findings.

The assessment includes an engineering review of a wide range of potential factors impacting the system’s integrity, including review of the original design and installation procedures for the complex piping system.  Burns is also providing engineering design and construction support services to repair and upgrade the HTHW system.  The new HTHW system will lower operating costs and provide enhanced reliability for the university.


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