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£600,000 heating system spend proposed for Crystal Leisure Centre

Bev Holder, Stourbridge News Summary COUNCIL bosses are expected to splash out on a new £600,000 energy efficient heating system for Stourbridge's Crystal Leisure Centre. The Bell Street facility, which is owned by Dudley Council, currently has gas fuelled boilers, which authority chiefs say...

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Princeton University Substation Upgrade Project

Summary Princeton University has reached the allowable capacity on the 26kV utility interconnection with PSE&G. A new 69kV high-voltage substation is being constructed to connect the existing 26kV substations to the PSE&G transmission system. The project challenges include a directional...


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OSU Voltage Upgrade

Summary Oklahoma State University was founded in 1890, and 1/3 of the electrical infrastructure was a 2.4kV distribution system installed between 1940-1960. The underground infrastructure is primarily “Orangeburg” ductbank, and many of the dry type and oil filled transformers were previously...


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UBC Biomass Expansion Project

Summary UBC is expanding its Biomass facility (BRDF) which will triple the size of UBC biomass production capacity. Once the project is completed (mid 2020), the UBC district energy system will be 70% renewably fuel sourced. This will complete a 10 year program that will have achieved an...


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Value Based Maintenance Program: Increased Equipment Reliability Utilizing Risk Insights

Summary A value based maintenance approach aims to improve equipment and component reliability while reducing overall operating costs. The process is a focused and detailed approach to maintenance, utilizing innovative technique and focuses on system/equipment criticality and risk insights to...


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Underground Chilled Water Project Approach at Syracuse University for Major Expansion

Summary Syracuse University is currently expanded portions of the underground chilled water distribution system to serve new loads being added to the central chilled water plant. The presentation will discuss aspects of the master planning effort which included long-range goals, load analysis,...


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River Campus Electrical Distribution Upgrades

Summary The University is currently undertaking a multi-year effort to upgrade its 50+ year old 4.16 kV River Campus underground distribution system to increase supply reliability and redundancy. This project involves inspecting/assessing the condition of existing ductbank infrastructure,...


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Eastern Michigan University Campus CHP Upgrades

Summary This case study reviews EMU’s recent Heating Plant upgrade involving replacement of their Solar Taurus 60 combustion turbine and corresponding heat recovery steam generator (HRSG) with a larger combustion turbine (Solar Taurus 70) and HRSG. The larger arrangement allows for complete...


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Wild Flow, Concourse Expansion, and Other Adventures at Denver International Airport

Summary On the verge of an unprecedented expansion, Denver International Airport is seeking to renew their thermal utilities and deal with the “wild” flow within their hydronic system that is causing additional maintenance, excess energy use, and limiting flexibility at the central plant....


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Breaking the Limits - Faster Installations of District Energy Hot Water Piping Under Difficult Conditions

Summary This presentation features case studies illustrating time and cost savings achieved by installing flexible, pre-insulated metal pipe with directional drilling instead of conventional steel pipe under very difficult and complex conditions—including inner city existing underground...