Colgate University - Heating Plant Modernization Educational
Hamilton, New York
Colgate University Heating Plant Modernization – 10,200 SF, 45’ High, Single-Story Building ($4.2M)
Project Manager: Mike Kulik
Superintendent: Scott Rowlands
Contract work included removal of an existing boiler and associated equipment to allow construction of new boiler operator office, lounge, and locker room. Work also included the construction of a new boiler house adjoining the existing building for the installation of two new B&W 60,000 LB/HR capacity boilers and associated burners, economizers, and steam equipment. Coordination of the mechanical and electrical work was required for the owner supplied boiler equipment and SCADA system. Electrical work included new emergency power equipment with provisions for the monitoring through this new SCADA system at the Boiler Control Room.
The building superstructure consisted of a hot dipped galvanized steel structure with a catwalk system for access to each twin boiler. A hole was cored into an existing common stack 30 plus feet from the ground for the installation of the new boiler breaching. A 30,000 gallon underground fuel tank was installed as a secondary fuel source for the new boilers. Upon completion of this work, the parking was reshaped and surfaced for a complete project.
An existing wood burning boiler provided a significant source of steam for the campus during the transition of the existing boilers during this project. A unique requirement for this project was the coordinated access for daily wood chip deliveries received typically three times daily. This project was completed April 2014.
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