Emory operates five 110,000lb/hr steam boilers that consume natural gas and fuel oil when the natural gas supply is interrupted. The boiler plant annually consumes about .87 billion cubic feet of natural gas to produce about 750,000,000 lbs of steam. The steam is distributed underground to 55 buildings on the central campus for space heating, water heating, humidification, and process loads. Steam consumption is metered at every building. As of July 2016, the newest boiler #10 was installed replacing boiler #5. There is also a new steam-turbine generator that was installed within the steam plant that has the capability to produce a megawatt of electricity.
Please check out the time lapse video and article on the installation of our newest Boiler #10 Here
Chilled Water Plants
Three chilled water plants provide cold water for space cooling to 48 buildings through underground distribution systems. The plants provide annually about 50,000,000 ton-hours of cooling by supplying 42F water used to cool and dehumidify air entering and circulating in the buildings. The plants have a combined capacity to supply 22,000 tons of cooling. Chilled water consumption is metered at each building for all of the buildings on the distribution system.
Meet Our Team
Rob Manchester, P.E.
Manager Plant Operations
Manager Plant Maintenance
Supervisor High Voltage Electrical
Supervisor, Pipe Services