SUNY Fredonia – Gas Utility Upgrades

Campus-Wide Distribution System for 14 Locations on Campus

LaBella provided a campus-wide natural gas distribution system to serve satellite boiler systems to be installed in at least 14 locations on the SUNY College at Fredonia campus.

This system was installed to provide independent generation and control of the heating system supplies for a decentralized approach. We evaluated modifications and improvements to campus gas utility infrastructure to service the new satellite boilers. Work provided included:

  • Existing site survey
  • Conceptual design through and including construction phase administration services
  • Reviewed available gas service pressures and main sizes
  • Established new routes for a campus-wide gas main distribution network
  • Performed gas loading modeling (based on gas demands and loads provided by others) to determine appropriate pipe diameters and needed pressures
  • Selected gas service regulators for Phase 1 locations
  • Designed modifications to the campus main gas service entrance piping
  • Coordination with local gas utility

Prepared construction documents to complete:

  • Installation of ± 8,900 linear feet of medium density polyethylene fusion weld gas main pipe ranging in size from 1” to 10” diameter
  • Testing and purging of installed gas lines.
  • Installation of 8 gas regulator assemblies and 6 transition risers at service points.
  • Construction of vandal proof fence enclosures and screening walls at regulators