Among the busy streets of Boston, one building suffered a failure of almost half its cooling system in the heat of the summer. A mechanical contractor, tasked with fixing the 400 ton direct expansion cooler on the roof, needed to provide the building with temporary cooling while they made their repairs. They called on American Spot Cooling & Power Rental for their rental air conditioning needs, and we were immediately ready to respond with the perfect solution for the building. Once the job had been assessed and planned out, the ASCAPR team was ready to roll out.
ASCAPR delivered two 30 ton rental air conditioners, rental generators needed to supply the system’s power, and other accessory components such as ducting and power cables. In just one day, a team of five technicians and management staff installed the entire site. A rather narrow side street made placement of the rental coolers particularly tough, but the team was able to park the units in a manner befitting that of Boston’s unforgiving roads — half on the street, half on the sidewalk.
The ducting had to be placed on the outside wall, so part of the day was spent running a duct up the length of the building. Strong winds and the building’s significant height meant that the duct had to be secured and tied off at regular intervals. Once the job had been completed, the rental cooling system served the contractor for over a month while they made the necessary repairs on the DX cooler.