In an initial phase, Rhino reviewed the sprinkler system design specification documents for the expansion of the Biomass Boiler Plant at the Canandaigua VA Medical Center in the Finger Lakes region of central New York. This facility uses biomass byproducts such as wood chips and bark salvaged from local lumberyards and logging operations to generate clean, steam-powered energy for the VA campus. The expansion building houses a steam-driven generator, automated conveyers, woodchip storage, emissions control equipment, and supporting utilities.
In a subsequent phase, Rhino developed the design of a deluge system to satisfy code equivalency requirements for fire rated construction between the wood chips silo and boiler rooms. We also designed a fire pump to provide the water supply to simultaneously support the deluge system and ceiling sprinkler systems.