Crystal Comfort Inc.

Buildings & Engineers & a Brief Scope of Our Work:

  • Luxury Condominium on East 65th in Manhattan, Crystal Comfort installed two new 250 ton York direct fired absorption chillers with dual fuel burners. Also, we rigged to the roof a new two-cell Evapco cooling tower, with galvanized steel dunnage and vibration isolators. At over 36 stories in height, the crane used was a Liebher Model 1500, which is the second largest hydraulic crane to be used in NYC. The engineer was RRE Associates. Total Project Cost of 1.3 Million.

  • On East 86th Street in Manhattan we replaced the 600-ton single stage steam absorption chiller. The new unit was shipped in two pieces and rigged through the parking garage. A temporary removal of the building sewage line, fire sprinklers, and opening up a concrete block wall were required to facilitate the rigging path, which took place overnight.

  • Demolition of 45 year old steam absorber, then an electrical vault upgrade were required to install a new 400-ton York centrifugal chiller on 21st Street in Manhattan. Building also received a new Marley Cooling Tower, pumping stations, and steam-to-hot water heat exchanger. The design engineer was Lawless & Mangione. Project cost of One Million.

  • A 450 unit luxury high rise on the upper East side needed to replace the five (5) main air handlers serving the lobby, mezzanine and common areas. The new Trane Air Handlers had chilled water / steam coils and were dismantled and then built into place.

  • On East 72nd Street we installed two new York high pressure steam absorption chillers. A new Con Ed high pressure steam utility. Cooling tower and pumping stations. Engineering was done by Galligan Associates. Project cost of One Million.

  • At a rental building on East 88th Street, we did a Two Phase HVAC upgrade. In Phase One, we replaced the single stage steam absorber. In Phase Two we rigged in a new BAC Cooling Tower, sand filter and built 18 stories of new condenser risers. Both phases were designed by Concessi Engineering.

  • A luxury high rise on East 87th Street had 120 tons of both air and water cooled packaged equipment serving the common areas of the building. Trane worked with Crystal Comfort to design configurations that would meet the complex rigging paths and existing footprints for the equipment.

  • The central plant utilities at The Metro Mall in Middle Village, Queens are overseen by Rentar Management. Working for them Crystal Comfort rebuilt nearly the entire upper and lower MER’s with (1) 800-ton York direct fired absorber, (2) 400-ton York direct fired chiller/heaters, 10-12 inch diameter piping and headers, (12) pumping stations, and a new gas utility. The design was done by CGM Engineering.

  • In Riverdale, a luxury residential building performed a two phase upgrade of their plant. First, a Carrier 450-ton centrifugal chiller with VSD, (3) pumping stations, and (700) fan coils were installed. Second, after an asbestos abatement was performed, we installed a new BAC cooling tower with VFD’s. Total Project Cost of 1.3 Million.

  • Overlooking the East River on Sutton Place, a luxury condominium, Crystal Comfort worked in conjunction with Con Ed Solutions to bring in a new high pressure district steam service, install (2) new York high pressure steam 400-ton absorbers, (3) pumping stations, heat exchangers, and (2) domestic water heaters. Project was designed by AKF Engineers. Total Project Cost of 1.3 Million.

  • At Bulova Corporate Site in Queens, we brought in a new gas utility, then installed (4) Tecochill gas engine driven centrifugal chillers. Also, (2) 300 Hp boilers and new pumping stations. Project was One Million Plus.

  • Close to our office in Long Island City, we worked with CGM Engineering at Mana Products to install a new gas utility, 400-ton York gas fired chiller/heater, (2) cooling towers, pumping stations, & air handling units. Cost of One Million.

  • On East 79th Street a 20 plus story building was upgraded with two 250-ton Trane rotary chillers, a BAC cooling tower and pumping stations. Engineer was RRE Associates. The project qualified for a NYSERDA rebate.

  • In a commercial building on Queens Boulevard in Forest Hills, we installed a Carrier screw chiller and a Yazaki hot water fired absorber as part of a COGEN project. The absorber provided free cooling by running off the exhaust from a 65-kw Microturbine.

  • Volunteers of America on West 165th is upgrading their central plant with three Yazaki gas fired chiller/heaters, new boilers, pumping stations with all new piping and breaching. Design was done by Rand Engineering. Currently in progress.