College Campus Turns to Steam Generators for On-demand, Fuel-efficient Heating

By: Brand Orbit
 
LOS ANGELES - June 9, 2022 - PRLog -- In recent years, Colorado School of Mines (known as Mines) had been purchasing excess steam from the nearby Coors Brewing Company facility to heat their campus. A series of vaults with pipe conduits were built connecting the Coors' plant to the campus buildings to divert their surplus steam. This arrangement was advantageous to both facilities. Over time, however, the pipe conduits became worn and needed replacing. Mines was faced with a decision: repair the vault infrastructure or invest in a new boiler room. Despite the higher initial cost, it became clear that reinstating their own plant would be more economical overtime. They had been paying Coors approximately $13/1000 Ibs for their steam, whereas the school could produce steam for $7/1000 Ibs by installing two steam generators from Clayton Industries, thus realizing a savings of 38% on their annual energy costs.

The Colorado School of Mines, a public research university focused on environmental science and engineering in Golden, Colorado, had been utilizing steam to heat their campus for a majority of the time, since their inception in 1874.

Yet in recent years, the school had not been using steam from their own boiler room. Instead, they were purchasing steam from the Coors Brewing Company facility down the road. The equation was simple: the Colorado School needed steam, and the Coors facility was creating excess steam. By building a series of vaults with pipe conduits connecting the Coors' plant to the campus buildings, they could divert their surplus steam to the school – allowing the campus to relinquish their boiler room duties, and Coors to get some extra cash.

It was a symbiotic relationship, while it lasted.

Over time, the pipe conduits within the vaults began to show their age, becoming worn. By April 2015, the wear was sufficient that Colorado School was faced with a decision: put in the money to repair the vault infrastructure or invest in a new boiler room. Despite the higher initial cost, it became clear that reinstating their own plant would be more economical overtime. They had been paying Coors approximately $13/1000 Ibs for their steam, whereas the school could produce steam for $7/1000 Ibs.

For more information, visit www.mines.edu and www.claytonindustries.com

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