Project Description

Becton Dickinson & Company
Sumter, SC

This 500,000 square foot manufacturing facility has been in operation since 1970, manufacturing blood collection devices that are critical to the healthcare industry.

Griffith Engineering performed an energy audit of the facility to identify energy conservation measures, and was subsequently hired to provide 100% design documents for upgrades in two cooling plants serving the facility – the South plant (900 tons) and the East plant (2,000 tons).

Design work included:
▪ Replacement of two of the four water-cooled chillers.
▪ Replacement of roof-mounted cooling towers.
▪ Conversion of the constant primary and the primary/secondary pumping systems to variable primary, including reconfiguration of piping, new system chilled water pumps, and change out of control valves.
▪ Replacement of all chilled and condenser water pumps, including addition of pump variable frequency drives.
▪ Developed new controls sequences of operation and points lists to optimize plant efficiency.
▪ Design of refrigerant monitoring systems and associated emergency ventilation systems.
▪ Provisions were made for future expansion of the South plant.

Becton Dickinson is a global medical technology company improving medical discovery, diagnostics, and the delivery of healthcare around the world. The company provides innovative solutions that help advance medical research and genomics, enhance the diagnosis of infectious disease and cancer, improve medication management, promote infection prevention, equip surgical and interventional procedures, and support the management of diabetes.