Transforming Chiller Plant Control System


In the fast-paced world of healthcare, ensuring that every system operates efficiently and reliably is crucial. This is especially true for HVAC systems. At Virtua Mt. Holly, a leading healthcare facility in New Jersey, upgrading their chiller plant control system presented a unique challenge and opportunity. This case study explores how the implementation of the Optimizer Advanced transformed their operations.

Client Overview

Customer: Herman Goldner (Honeywell ACI Direct)  

Project: Virtua Mt. Holly, NJ Chiller Plant

Herman Goldner Co., Inc. is a full service mechanical and solutions provider. The Company has committed itself to providing quality craftsmanship with an emphasis on customer service. Meeting the needs of our customers is paramount within our organization. Our experienced team of Account Executives, Project Managers, Engineers and Skilled Tradesmen offer our clients quality, cost-effective solutions.

The Challenge

Virtua Mt. Holly’s existing Alerton chiller plant panel was robust with considerable IO. However, it occupied a minimal footprint, which made upgrading to a more advanced system without increasing the physical space particularly challenging. Beyond this, integrating the new controller with the hospital’s existing network had to be accomplished without compromising cybersecurity.

Key Challenges:

  • Footprint Constraints: Maintaining or reducing the system’s physical footprint.
  • Integration Requirements: Seamlessly integrating with the hospital’s network.
  • Cybersecurity: Ensuring the new system does not compromise network security.

The Solution

To address these challenges, the Optimizer Advanced was selected for its ability to deliver enhanced capabilities in a compact form factor. The system was meticulously designed to ensure seamless integration with existing infrastructure while meeting stringent cybersecurity standards.

Features of Optimizer Advanced:

  • Compact Design: Fit within existing spatial constraints.
  • Advanced Control: Improved operational efficiency and reliability.
  • Network Integration: Successfully integrated with the hospital’s network.
  • Enhanced Security: Met all cybersecurity requirements.

Implementation Process

The implementation of the Optimizer Advanced involved several critical steps to ensure a smooth transition and minimal disruption to hospital operations.

Steps Included:

Assessment and Planning:

  • A thorough assessment of the existing system.
  • Detailed planning to ensure a seamless upgrade.


  • Precision installation to maintain the small footprint.
  • Integration of the new system with existing infrastructure.

Testing and Optimization:

  • Rigorous testing to ensure optimal performance.
  • Continuous monitoring and optimization for efficiency.

Results and Benefits

The successful implementation met Virtua Mt. Holly’s immediate needs and set a new standard for chiller plant control systems in the healthcare industry.

Key Benefits:

  • Increased Efficiency: Significantly improved operational efficiency.
  • Enhanced Security: Robust cybersecurity measures ensure network safety.
  • Seamless Integration: Smooth integration with existing systems.
  • Future-Proofing: Positioned the hospital to adopt future technological advancements quickly.


The case study of Virtua Mt. Holly’s chiller plant upgrade highlights the power of advanced control solutions in addressing complex challenges effectively. The Optimizer Advanced system met and exceeded expectations, providing a model for other facilities to follow.

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