Tour A – Colorado School of Mines & MillerCoors Brewery - limit 53 participants
9:05 am depart Sheraton Denver Downtown and return to Sheraton at about 1:00 pm. This tour bus DOES NOT go to the airport.
The Colorado School of Mines Heating Plant is responsible for round the clock steam production and distribution throughout campus. They operate and maintain two 50,000 lbs./hour water tube boilers, one 70,000 lbs./hour water tube boiler and two 200 BHP steam generators. The system has over 2 miles of piping in campus utility tunnels.
Colorado Energy Nation Company, LLC (CENC) provides a long-term reliable energy source for the MillerCoors brewery in Golden Colorado. Since the 1995 acquisition of the Cogeneration Facility, CENC has provided electrical energy, and thermal energy in the form of 400-psi and 50-psi steam for the brewery. The project consists of four (4) Combustion Engineering Boilers having a combined output capacity of 1.1 million lbs./hr. of steam at 800 psi / 825°F. Two (2) GE 10-MW duel extraction turbine generators and one (1) GE 20-Mw condensing turbine provide the electrical energy. The extraction turbines provide both 400-psi steam for auxiliary equipment and 50-psi steam for the brewery processes. The majority of 400-psi steam driven auxiliary equipment such as boiler combustion fans and feed water pumps, exhausts 50 psi steam back into the process steam distribution system thereby increasing the efficiency of the cogeneration process.