Picatinny Arsenal is the Army's principle research, development and
engineering facility for weapon systems. Situated on a 6,500 acre military
installation located in Northwest NJ, Picatinny is a one-of-a-kind facility
that provides virtually all of the lethal mechanisms used by our Army.
Binsky was the prime contractor for this design/build project. Binsky decentralized
45 buildings, making major infrastructure improvements to the heating
distribution systems for the Arsenal's 250+ buildings.
Binsky reconfigured the Arsenal's central heating system by installing
56 new steam boilers, furnaces, unit heaters, electric heat and propane
to gas conversions. Binsky & Snyder applied nearly every heating technology
available to meet the unique needs of this facility.
The redesign allows Picatinny to minimize the risks associated with a centralized
plant, while also making progress towards standardization and modernization
of their heat distribution systems.
Replacing the aging centralized steam boiler plant also reduced the natural
gas and oil consumption by approximately 50 percent.
Picatinny won the Secretary of the Army Energy & Water Management Award.