Utilities

An oldie but a goodie

May 31, 2018
Boiler #1 has been operating now for almost six months as the backup boiler at the Central Heating and Cooling Plant despite its decommissioning almost two years ago. This boiler constitutes about 23 percent of capacity for the plant and can produce 100,000 pounds of steam an hour.

HVAC Retrofit Sees Payoff

May 18, 2018
The University Services building has saved over $15,000 in only nine months from an HVAC retrofit project that was completed by BMS in June 2017 to improve the comfort for customers, increase BMS’ ability to troubleshoot HVAC issues in the building, and reduce energy consumption. 

Dairy Barn receives power upgrade

May 18, 2018
Thanks to deferred maintenance funding, the Electrical Systems team in Building Maintenance Services recently finished installing a new electrical panel that can handle 200 amps of power.

Valves Matter

March 01, 2016
There are haves and have-nots on campus. When it comes to valves, Meyer Hall, which houses Animal Science, Nutrition and others, was lacking.

Bringing the Heat to CHE

February 01, 2016
For about 10 years, the cage washer at the Center for Health and the Environment (CHE) wasn’t getting the steady, continuous flow of steam needed to quickly heat water to 180 degrees Fahrenheit – the state mandated temp for sterilizing their research equipment.

New Pipes for Tupper

December 01, 2015
Back in 1970, when Tupper Hall opened, Tyler hub and spigot cast iron pipe had been the standard drainpipe for over 40 years. Thousands of feet of the stuff zig-zagged throughout the building.