400 lb. Steam Produced
The total 400 lb steam flow represents the total pounds of steam currently being produced each hour by all operating boilers. The quantity of steam produced varies as the university's energy demands vary.
Coal is burned in the boilers to produce high pressure steam at 400 psi and 750 deg F. The high pressure steam is used to produce electricity or chilled water. Most of the high pressure steam is used in the Combined Heat and Power process to first produce electricity and then is used on campus for heating or to produce chilled water.