Cooper University Hospital
Camden, New Jersey
Cooper University Health Care is a leading academic health system located in Camden, New Jersey, and has more than 100 office locations across southern New Jersey. Cooper is affiliated with Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, and its physicians serve as the medical school’s faculty.
Cooper University Hospital is a 663-bed facility and is the only Level 1 trauma center in South Jersey and the busiest in the Philadelphia region. MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper is a leading cancer center in the region.
One of the fans failed catastrophically, causing an unacceptable loss of airflow. Rebuilding the existing fans was estimated to take at least four weeks, and a direct replacement was quoted with eight-week lead times.
Equipment Being Replaced:
Two 150-horsepower belt-driven plenum fans in a large air handler serving operating rooms and acute care patient rooms.
Hospital Fan Replacement
Cooper University Hospital hired Highland Associates, an engineering consulting firm, to source a replacement as quickly as possible. Mainstream was able to quote and deliver a replacement fan array of fifteen 17.5 horsepower fans in under 2 weeks.
This solution provided the facility with redundancy and significantly improved efficiency and reliability. The facility is now retrofitting further air handling units with IntelliCUBE fan arrays.
Our IntelliCUBE fan array has given Cooper greater confidence in such a critical air handler. Installation was quick and easy, and noise and vibration are significantly reduced compared to traditional fan configurations. The fans are maintenance free, which is a significant consideration in our plan to upgrade other air handlers with this system.Plant Operations and MaintenanceDirector