Boiler #10 in Central Utilities Plant

Central Utility Plant - Boiler # 10 burner and controls.

Boiler #10 in Central Utilities Plant

Central Utility Plant – Steam Driven Chillers

Boiler #10 in Central Utilities Plant

Electrical Substation #710 Kendrick Road – Electrical Switch Gear

Boiler #10 in Central Utilities Plant

Central Utility Plant – Electrical Switchgear

Boiler #10 in Central Utilities Plant

Plant Operators make sure plant operates reliably & efficiently.

Boiler #10 in Central Utilities Plant

Central Utility Plant – Steam Co-Generation Turbines, High Pressure Steam in foreground, Low Pressure Steam in background.

Boiler #10 in Central Utilities Plant

Central Utility Plant – Boiler #6 Control Panel. This panel and the controls within will be upgraded in 2021.

Boiler #10 in Central Utilities Plant

Distributed Control System Human Interface monitors operations in Central Utility Plant, Mid Campus Chiller Plant and Substation #710.

Boiler #10 in Central Utilities Plant

Central Utility Plant - High Pressure Steam Turbine Co-Generator simultaneously produces electricity and heating hot water.

Boiler #10 in Central Utilities Plant

Central Utility Plant – Overhead crane in co-generation bay. Below crane is the low pressure steam co-generation turbine.

Boiler #10 in Central Utilities Plant

Central Utility Plant – Cooling Tower #1. This tower uses pumps, fans and surface area to evaporate water to cool heat rejected from chiller #5.

Boiler #10 in Central Utilities Plant

Mid Campus Chiller Plant Exterior – The upper two thirds of the building houses the evaporative cooling towers, which can just barely be seen through the screens in the front of the building. The lower one third of the building houses the five electric chillers.

Boiler #10 in Central Utilities Plant

Central Utility Plant – Water vapor rises from cooling tower#2 and boiler#9 exhaust stack. All visible emissions from the central utility plant are due to condensing water vapor. Under normal operations there is no smoke or particulates emitted from the plant.

Boiler #10 in Central Utilities Plant

1967 Construction of the Pump House which pumps river water to the Central Utility Plant for heat rejection of chillers 1, 2, 3, 4. Chiller 1 is now retired. Chillers 2, 3, 4 are still online. Note: no chemicals are put into the river through this process.

Boiler #10 in Central Utilities Plant

1967 Construction of Pump House tunnel to Central Utility Plant under railroad tracks. The railroad tracks were later removed and are now a pedestrian walkway.

Boiler #10 in Central Utilities Plant

University of Chicago – 1926 – University of Rochester attends facilities conference where the idea of cogeneration at UR is first known to be dicussed.

Boiler #10 in Central Utilities Plant

1967 Work inside the pump house tunnel connecting the Central Utility Plant to the pump house.

Hot water piping installation.

Underground insulated hot water piping during installation near Elmwood Avenue.

Hot water piping installation.

More underground insulated hot water pipe installation near Elmwood Avenue.

Performing underground maintenance.

Utility Distribution Group performs maintenance on piping and vault.