Central Plant

Unit Purpose:

  • Produce and distribute chilled water (for cooling, dehumidification, and process cooling), high temperature hot water (for building heating water, domestic and industrial hot water, low-pressure steam generation for research equipment) and compressed air (for instrumentation and automation functions and for research laboratories) to campus buildings
  • Maintain equipment in campus buildings, such as boilers, water purification and vacuum equipment, as well as mechanical maintenance of HVAC system equipment and filters
  • Produce and distribute electricity via the cogeneration plant (CHP - Combined Heat and Power)

The central plant is the heart of the utility infrastructure of the campus.  It is staffed by licensed Steam Engineers and is operational 24/7.  In addition to monitoring the sophisticated plant equipment, all after-hours  trouble calls are received and triaged by the plant operators. 

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