Pan-Pacific anticipates monumental achievements from Kaiser Permanente San Diego Central Hospital. This $700 million dollar project marks one of the largest projects in Pan-Pacific history.
Pan-Pacific focused on several initiatives in the design and construction of the project. Incorporating more efficient water systems helped us target the LEED Platinum requirements. The use of a Tri-Generation System stands at the forefront of efficient power systems offering greater benefits in electricity, heating and cooling. This system attains higher overall efficiency by turning waste heat into combined cooling, heat, and power. An integrated chilled beam system and a rain water collection system also helped the owner in obtaining LEED Platinum.
These advanced features incorporated with innovative structural methods and high performing mechanical systems provide a sustainable and efficient state of the art hospital where patients and staff may forever thrive.
Pan-Pacific performed Fuel Oil work on the project installing two 40,000 gallon underground fuel tanks and a Pressure Line Leak Detection (PLLD) system to perform precision leak testing at full pressure. PPM designed a program for Kaiser to apply to their existing systems that utilizes code and helps detect catastrophic leaks. Should a leak be detected at a pre-set pressure threshold, the system would shutoff power to the Submersible Turbine Pump (STP) and notify the site operator minimizing environmental damage and preventing a public safety issue. Pan-Pacific’s system includes permitting with local agencies, OSHPD coordination, overall install wiring and interconnecting panels on specific sites. . The fuel scope included monitoring, installation of multiple transition sumps, heavy controls, a Master Control Panel and fuel filters for each tank.