Naples, FL, USA • School System • (TES) Thermal Energy Storage Tank Insulation
The Collier County Public School System located in Naples, FL is dedicated to the learning of individual perspectives and positively contributing to the diverse global community. The school district serves nearly 45,000 students in over 45 schools as well as providing alternative school programs. The Collier district is a recognized leader in Florida when it comes to technology. Collier County Public School System was in need of an insulation system for a thermal energy storage tank at both its East Naples and Manatee Middle Schools.
The Client was looking to lower energy costs.
The project was completed in the spring of 2015, on schedule, despite crews dealing with the rain on nearly a daily basis.
This RIDGLOK® Vertical Standing Seam Panel Insulation System was installed on two Thermal Energy Storage tanks located in Naples, FL.
The tanks were utilized to hold chilled water for a TES (Thermal Energy Storage) tank. Chilled water is produced during periods of off-peak electrical demand when rates are lower, and the water is collected in a thermal energy storage (TES) tank. The chilled water is then withdrawn and distributed throughout the facility during peak demand hours. This process lowers energy costs by reducing the power consumption. Insulating the TES tank further increases energy savings by retaining the chilled temperatures within the tank. RIDGLOK® Insulation will PREVENT heat gain to benefit the Thermal Energy Storage Tank.
The first tank, located at East Naples Middle School was a 51.5’ diameter x 38’ high concrete tank. The second tank, located at Manatee Middle School was a 59.5’ diameter x 37.6’ high concrete tank. The project was completed on May 26, 2015.
The RIDGLOK® Insulated Panel System consisted of 0.024 stucco-embossed aluminum metal jacketing, in Fawn color, laminated to 2.0” of polyisocyanurate insulation board with an R-value of 13.1.
The customer was satisfied with the work completed and would recommend both the RIDGLOK® Panel System and MC&I for future projects. The project manager stated that our crew was “outstanding personnel with a great attitude and work ethic.”
Public Schools System| TES Tank (Thermal Energy Storage)