of March Events
LMAG Meeting/tour: "Charter Street Heating Plant"
(Review by Charles Cowie and Chuck Kime)
The tour of the Charter Street plant was conducted by Campus
Utilities Engineer Jeffrey A. Pollei, P.E. Jeff summarized the
history of UW heating and cooling plants and described the
factors influencing the planning and design of the new Charter
Street plant. The tour included the control room and control
systems, the new 225,000 LB/HR natural gas boilers, the natural
gas meter pit, the new utility tunnel and steam exit locations,
the water treatment plant, the steam turbine generator, the
campus cooling chillers and pumping systems, and the backup fuel
oil tank. Jeff described the auxiliary equipment and technical
features of each major piece of equipment included in the tour.
You can read about the history of the Charter Street Heating and
Cooling Plant here.
Boldt, the construction contractor also has information on the
More images by Chuck Cowie are available here.