Real-Time Utility Consumption

Utility Consumption History: Steam to Campus
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Campus Steam

The total steam to campus represents the total amount of steam being used by the campus buildings each hour.

High pressure steam is used first in the power plant to produce electricity. After producing electricity the low pressure steam at 90 psi is sent from the power plant through the steam tunnel system to the campus buildings. The steam is used in the buildings for heating, to produce hot water and for process and/or research needs. The steam is condensed back to water as it gives up its energy to the buildings. The condensed steam or condensate is returned back to the power plant and is pumped into the boilers to be made into steam again.