Mercy Hospital West
- : Cincinnati, OH
- : Mercy Health
- : Heapy Engineering
Mercy Health - West hospital delivers world-class healthcare to the communities of Cincinnati’s West Side. It incorporates the latest development in hospital designs, all of which have been proven to enhance the patient’s experience.
A new building was added in 2013 to the Mercy Healthcare network. Ingenia’s engineering team worked closely with the consulting engineer to design and specify 12 new air handlers ranging from 23,000 to 65,000 cfm and operating total static pressures up to 10” w.g. The design team wanted to ensure the cabinet design included the most hygienic and energy-efficient features.
The Ingenia design team and local sales representatives worked with the consultant to design one desiccant unit to handle the dedicated outside air for the building and 11 other units to condition the rest of the areas. In order to provide the highest indoor air quality cabinet walls, the engineer specified a 4” wall thickness cabinet with injected polyurethane foam with a thermal resistance value of 26. To provide a hygienic interior finish, all of the AHU’s internal surfaces were coated with an antimicrobial finish after all manipulations (including bending and shearing) were completed. All units included multiple fan systems and specially designed acoustical baffles to meet low sound level requirements.