Boiler Upgrade Reduces Environmental Impact
July 28, 2014
The main boilers - located behind Pamplin - are responsible for heating the athletic and academic buildings on campus. They are receiving an upgrade that will save the college resources, money, and overall produce less waste for the environment. Water is highly corrosive, so boiler water must be treated and be removed of excess minerals in order to reduce corrosion and increase the lifespan of boiler pipes.
In the past, chemical levels in the water had to be manually tested and adjusted. The new system will automatically read the pH, softness, and overall quality of the water and determine how much chemical the water needs, if any. This will save on not only manpower, but on resources as well. The system will use fewer types of chemicals and less overall, which is good for both the environment and the college!