The Heating Plant is operated 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The Heating Plant duty operator is responsible for the safe operation of the two natural gas/oil-fueled boilers and/or the two multi-fuel (coal, natural gas/oil) boilers. These boilers produce high pressure steam at 100 PSIG 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.