Unformatted text preview: This central heating system is a great improvement over the previous method used for heating the campus, which used three boilers in each building. The plant is also used for central cooling during the warmer parts of the year. This is accomplished by bringing warm water from other buildings to the central plant, where the heat is removed, and 42-degree water is pumped back to the buildings to be used again. One of the most impressive things about the system was the degree to which it was modernized and automated. A large part of this modernization consists of electronic controls of the system, as opposed to the older pneumatic controls which could be off by as much as 30%. The heating plant also serves as a “nerve center” for UVM, where things such as the temperature of the ice rink, and alarm systems are electronically monitored....
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- Fall '09
- Heat, Central heating, UVM, central heating plant