About Our Client
The Edward Hines, Jr. Veteran’s Hospital is located 12 miles west of Chicago. This beautiful, 147 acre campus served over 85,000 veterans in Cook, DuPage and Will counties in 2017. That same year, FlowTherm was contracted to assist on a renovation project that needed a new pressure booster system—and we were more than happy to help!
The 1 million gallon storage tank that supplies the Hines VA needs careful monitoring and a powerful pumping system. When it was time to replace the existing booster system, the contractors and engineers were looking to create something sophisticated. They sent over their list of specifications, including: a complex control panel to monitor that massive tank; dual, 12 inch color touch screen HMI’s; and 100 horse power premium efficient pump motors with three end-suction pumps—all to fit on a robust structural steel frame that had to find its way into their basement-level control room. It was a project right up our alley!
From California to Illinois
FlowTherm was one of the only companies out there able to make this project possible. We fully assembled this customized package at our fabrication site in Hayward, CA, completing all of our own piping, wiring, programming, frame-building and epoxy coating. In addition, we conducted the system’s flow test and the programming’s functionality testing. Since we do all of this in-house, we were able to meet our customer’s unique project needs for a price that made cross-country shipping costs well worth it.
A Collaborative Project
For this one, we teamed up with Bornquist, INC. to provide the complex set of equipment and materials required to manufacture this large pumping system. Due to the narrow entryways leading to hospital’s control room, we designed this package in three separate that could be wiggled through the site’s tight spaces then assembled and installed onsite. When the site was ready for operation, an experienced FlowTherm technician arrived to conduct the system start-up. It was great to see our pumps in action at this VA Hospital’s scenic campus!