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Steam Services

Superintendent, Steam Services: Paul E. Moser, pem4@psu.edu

MAILING ADDRESS:
Office of Physical Plant

The Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA  16802
Office: (814) 865-6515
Fax: (814) 865-2282

PHYSICAL ADDRESS:

West Campus Combined Heat and Power Plant
200 N. Burrowes St.
State College, PA  16801

East Campus Combined Heat and Power Plant
Porter Road
State College, PA 16801

Office Hours:
7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Monday - Friday

Plant Supervisor: Eugene Kurtz, gak4@psu.edu

Maintenance Supervisor: Timothy Thomas, tlt16@psu.edu

Distribution Supervisor: John F. Molnar, jfm12@psu.edu

 

  

OPP Organizational Chart

 

 

 

Penn State’s District Energy System

Safe – Reliable - Efficient

 

  

WCSP

WEST CAMPUS COMBINED HEAT AND POWER PLANT



East Campus

  EAST CAMPUS COMBINED HEAT AND POWER PLANT

 

 

WE WELCOME YOU INSIDE FOR A PLANT TOUR......

Behind the Scenes of PSU

The Coal Conundrum

 

 

Arts Festival 2014 - Energy Tent includes WCSP History and Gas Conversion

 

 

 

Gas conversion on schedule.....

July 2014

 

Boiler #5 ..... almost gone....

           

Gas Line arrives

 

Crane arrives 7-24-14 to remove FD fan and ID Fan from roof

Site work continues...                                                                                                                       Concrete slab for new emergency generator

 

Coal pile decreasing...                                                                                                                      Not much left of Boiler #2

Boiler #5

 

 

JUNE 2014

 

 

 

 

Boiler #5 almost a thing of the past....

 

 

 

Sparks fly as the tubes are removed

 

 

Preparing basement for new boilers....

 

 

 

May 2014

Lycoming dismantling the boilers...

#2 Boiler Firebox                                                                                                                                                    #5 Boiler

 

 

 

#2 Boiler minus FD Fan

 

 

 

Preparation begins to remove Boiler #2

 

 

 

 

 

East Campus Spring Maintenance -

 

Solar Prepares to pull engine out of CT

 

 

 

 

Combined Heat and Power (CHP)

What is Combined Heat and Power (CHP)?

With conventional power generation, approximately 25-35% of the fuel consumed is converted into useful energy, the majority of the fuel is exhausted into the air or water as waste heat.

When heat and power are produced separately, about 50% of the fuel consumed is converted into useful energy, and the remaining 50% becomes waste heat.

In contrast, CHP recylces waste heat and converts it to useful thermal energy. The simultaneous production of power and thermal energy consumes far fewer units of fuel than if the two products are produced separately, and typically achieves 85% efficiency.

Increased energy efficiency translates into cost savings due to the reduction in fuel consumed, as well as material greenhouse gas emission reductions.




Employees

  • Carla Ruscio, cur10@psu.edu - Administrative Support Assistant II
  • Tammy Maslanik, tgm13@psu.edu - Administrative Support Assistant III