Dual Fuel Hot Water Boilers From Triad Are Heating The Facility

Lea Regional Medical Center Logo

Lea Regional Medical Center is located in Hobbs, New Mexico, just three miles east of the Texas Panhandle.

The 201-bed facility serves Southeastern New Mexico and the West Texas Region. Lea Regional Medical center provides services including Inpatient and Outpatient Surgery, Diagnostic Services,Labor & Delivery, Pediatrics, Physical Therapy, Imaging Services including CT Scan, MRI, Nuclear Medicine, Bone Densitometry and Ultrasound, Sports Medicine, Emergency Services, Women’s Services, Rehabilitation Services, Mental Health Unit (Adult), Occupational Medicine and Gastroenterology.

The experienced medical staff of nearly 500 nurses and support staff and more than 75 primary and specialty care physicians offers an array of medical specialties and surgical options and is dedicated to delivering quality healthcare.

The facility also has a beautifully remodeled women’s services and maternity unit, and the area’s only 30 minute emergency room pledge. In addition, Lea Regional operates PROS, a physical, occupational and speech therapy clinic, and the Center for Industrial Medicine, an occupational medicine and urgent care clinic.

As part of a remodeling effort, the Medical Center hired Johnson Controls to manage the process.
Part of the project was a large boiler replacement, so the Albuquerque office of Johnson Controls chose Triad because they wanted to incorporate a modular concept for efficiency reasons, yet needed dual fuel capabilities which was required for this hospital application.

Also the fact that Johnson Controls had worked with Triad directly in the past on projects in other parts of the country was an important factor in the selection process.

Lea Regional Medical Center Exterior

Ultimately, four Series 2000 Hot Water Boilers were installed with a total input of 8,000,000 Btu’s firing on either gas or number 2 oil. The burners used were dual fuel PowerFlame CR2’s with modulating firing. The entire system was controlled by a HeatTimer control panel utilizing outdoor reset and careful monitoring the building loop.This modular system is set to realize very strong efficiencies in the fall and spring shoulder seasons.

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