Call 608-785-8585 for service
Heating Plant Superintendent
Plant is operated 24 hours a day, seven (7) days a week. The
Heating Plant duty operator is responsible for the safe
operation of the natural gas/oil-fueled 25,000 pounds of steam
per hour boiler and/or the two (2) multi-fuel (coal, natural
gas/oil) boilers- each has a capacity of 60,000 pounds of steam
per hour. These boilers produce high pressure
steam at 100 PSIB
which is distributed through underground lines to campus
building where it is reduced to 15 PSIG.
The steam is used for area heating, food processing, humidification, sterilization/autoclaves/ and to heat domestic-use and swimming pool water. Approximately 19,076 linear feet of steam and condensate line serve twenty-six building on the main campus.
The Cooling Plant contain two (2) 1200 ton water chiller for air conditioning of twelve (12) campus buildings: Cartwright Center, Whitney Center, Recreational Eagle Center/Child Care Center, Health Science Center, Wing Technology Center, Murphy Library, Center for the Arts, and Cowley, Wimberly, Wilder, Morris, and Graff Main halls. The chilled water is distributed to these buildings through underground pipes and re-circulated to the chiller plant.
Heating and cooling in buildings is controlled by a building automated computer system, which is located in the Maintenance and Campus Stores building on the North Campus. This system turns the building air handling units off and on by a pre-programmed sequence dependent upon both the time of day and the day of week taking into consideration occupied and unoccupied status of building as well as normal work day, holiday or weekend.