Virginia Tech Power Plant
Virginia Tech's cogeneration central steam plant is a mixed fuel, moderately high pressure steam generating facility containing five boilers with superheaters. Total plant capacity is 440,000 pounds per hour with peak winter demand in excess of 250,000 pounds per hour, ande minimum summer loads of about 40,000 pounds per hour. The power plant dates to 1901; it was moved to its current location in 1930. In 1970 the original four boilers were replaced with boilers five through nine. Boiler ten then replaced boiler five. Boilers seven through ten were upgraded to higher steam pressure in the mid-1970s. Boiler eleven was added in 1997, including a coal scrubber and a baghouse. Boiler seven was equipped with a scrubber and a baghouse in 2007.
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