Triad Boilers with a Small Footprint Solved a Real Space Problem
The Seaview is a phenomenal historic seaside resort located on670 wooded acres along Reed’s Bayon the Jersey Shore. Situated just eight miles from Atlantic City andonly45 minutes outside of Philadelphia, this elegant, turn-of-the century resort is easily accessible from several major metropolitan areas, yet provides a pristine, retreat-like setting. Seaview is southern New Jersey’s only golf and spare sort offering 36 holes of championship golf on two world-renowned historic courses; the links styled Bay Course or the challenging forest lined Pines Course.
The resort was founded in 1914 as a country club. In 1922 President Warren G. Harding, a dedicated golfer,played on the Bay Course. In 1940,Jimmy Demaret, Ben Hogan, Bing Crosby, and Gene Sarazen all played there in a high profile tournament. In 1942 Seaview Club hosted the PGA Championship where Sam Snead captured his first major. And President Dwight D. Eisenhower, well known as an avid golfer, visited the Seaview in 1953and again in 1967.
Although steeped in history, Seaview boasts a tremendous array of modern amenities. An elegant lobby, 270 well-appointed guest rooms, and 34,500 square feet of meeting and event space, including 21 meeting facilities. Also located on site are a health club, tennis courts, mini basketball courts, jogging trails, a fitness center and a spa.
When the resort needed to replace its old heating plant, it turned to Johnson Controls to come up with a steam alternative that would fit into a very small boiler room. The boilers were to provide space heating and heating for one of the pools.
Ultimately, four Series 1600 steam boilers with Powerflame JR50 burners were chosen which resulted in total output of 5644 MBH or 157HP.
To move them into the boiler room each vessel was fit onto a special cart built by Johnson Controls. Each boiler weighed 1700 lbs. and was tipped onto its back and lowered on to the cart. The cart was then slid down a temporary track overlaid on the stairs. The old stairs also had to be temporarily supported underneath. It was a very creative, interesting solution engineered by Johnson Controls, and the boilers ended up fitting perfectly into the limited space.
For those reading this who are golfers, we can’t leave out information about the two courses!
The Bay Course: The Bay Course was originally designed by Hugh Wilson who designed both courses at the Merion Golf Club with additional features added by Donald Ross later. This 18-hole course runs along Reed’s Bay and features 6,300 wind-swept yards, classic mounding, deep-pot and high-faced bunkers, plus small greens with subtle undulations. Host site to the 1942 PGA Championship where Sam Snead won his first major.
The Pines Course: Designed in 1927 by the architectural firm of Toomey and Flynn, the initial nine-holes of this course were sculpted in the scenic pinelands on the west side of the resort. An additional nine holes were added and the first nine updated by architect William Gordon in 1957. Today the 18-hole Pines Course covers roughly 6,700 yards of challenging New Jersey golf with a course rating of 71.7.