UNC Campus Chilled Water Operations (April 24, 2018)

April Meeting

Join us on April 24th with UNC Chilled Water Staff for a meeting on Campus Chilled Water Operations

Join us on April 24th for pizza and a presentation to learn about chilled water operations on the UNC campus. The District Cooling System for the main campus consists of four chiller plants with a combined capacity of 40,000 tons. The plants are interconnected by underground piping and operated as one production system using a networked Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system. From a single console, operators can manage and balance loads among the chiller plants, use capacity anywhere in the system and continue operating in critical areas despite cooling equipment failure or utility outages. The main campus chilled water system includes:

  • Four Chiller Plants with 40,000 ton capacity
  • Operations Center & SCADA System
  • Reclaim Water Usage in Cooling Towers
  • 5 Million Gallon Stratified Cold Water (Thermal Energy) Storage Tank
  • 22 Miles of Underground Chilled Water Piping
  • 100,000 GPM pumping capacity
  • 150 Individual Building Bridge Systems

Chilled Water is a key part of Energy Service which provides the utility service for the UNC Chapel Hill campus.


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Tomkins Chilled Water Operations Center
290 Mason Farm Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
(Across from back side of Dogwood Parking Deck)
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NCAEE Members and Friends


No cost for attendees


Parking will be available after 5pm behind the Tomkins Chilled Water Operations Center. Use the front door entrance on Mason Farm Road to enter the building. Meet in the training room.

Additional Information:

  • If lost, call Phil Korest at 919-627-5982 or Ralph Taylor 919-805-0188