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Western MT Fitness Center An innovative energy system integrates current technologies to efficiently service a fitness center.

An integrated mechanical/electrical system using several current technologies is efficiently serving the new  two story, 48,000 sq. ft. Western Montana Fitness Center in Missoula, Montana.

The plant includes two hot water boilers with a total capacity of 1.9 million BTU's per hour [Schematic 1 ] and a packaged 40 ton reciprocating heat reclaimer water chiller. [Schematic 2]






Running Track Running Track.

The six air handlers (approx. 1,800 CFM each ) have individual hot and chilled water coils. Outdoor air is not treated by the air handlers but is cascaded to the track from the princiapl system. [Schematic 3 ]

Track temperatures are maintained in a deadband from 65 degrees in winter, to 78 degrees in summer. The fans run continously during the day mode. At night, the DDC cycles all six fans simultaneously to take advantage of the "envelope" concept.

the DDC returns the track to normal day temperatures using an optimal start warmup program.


Cooler gallery Cooler Gallery above pool for spectators.