About the Project
Currently ranked 15th in the world for passenger traffic, McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas, NV is about to handle even more passengers with the addition of Terminal 3. The project covers 1.87 million sq. ft. of space including 14 additional gates, an immigration processing center, baggage claim, ticketing, and parking facilities. What’s even more amazing is upon completion, it will allow the airport to serve over 53 million people a year! Situated within a desert landscape, the structure was inspired by the surrounding geography and features long, open spaces where small areas of light accentuate the calming, canyon-like walls.
In addition to meeting the architectural needs of Desert Plumbing & Heating (DPH) of Las Vegas, Krueger was faced with the issue of a non standard ½” recessed installation. With a commitment to world-class service, Krueger Engineering provided a mock-up to show both Jerry Kechter of LONG Building Environments and the Project Manager, Bill Bird, how the installation plays a part in the DesignFlo’s performance. Based off the sketch (below, left) provided by DPH, our clients were able to experience first-hand the flexibility of DesignFlo by witnessing a successful smoke test (below, right). To perform the smoke test, the units were installed in the Krueger lab to simulate the installation conditions where smoke was injected into the airstream. At a design criteria of ~325 CFM, the DesignFlo displayed excellent throw patterns, at both isothermal and +15ºF delta. The main jet coming from the units had ceiling velocities of 120 FPM at 10’ and 45 FPM at 20’ from the unit.
Satisfied with the solution and performance of the product, Krueger was faced with a demanding order schedule amounting to OVER 6 MILES of DesignFlo. Over the course of one year Tammy McCabe at LONG Building Environments expertly planned the logistics and release schedule of DesignFlo to Krueger. Tammy ensured all the products were correctly submitted on time to meet the stringent delivery schedule.