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Cool Tour

Zman
Zman Member Posts: 7,549
I got distracted today on a college tour.
This is a 72,000 sq foot Leed gold building with 72 geo wells. They claim that the gas backup boilers only need to fire on the 10 coldest days of the year. This is in one of the coldest areas in zone 7



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"If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough"
Albert Einstein
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  • EBEBRATT-Ed
    EBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 15,344
    Are the pumps Armstrong Dual Arms?
  • Zman
    Zman Member Posts: 7,549
    edited April 2021

    Are the pumps Armstrong Dual Arms?

    Yes, they are.
    I wish I took more pictures, we were touring new engineering school the kids were looking at and convinced the tour guide that we needed to see the mech room.
    "If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough"
    Albert Einstein
  • retiredguy
    retiredguy Member Posts: 888
    I am surprised that they let you into a working mechanical room. Usually, they are off limits to the public but that is where I feel most at ease.

    Many years ago my wife and I were on a cruise and I was able to make my way into the boiler/engine room. Geeze, when I got caught there you would have thought that I broken into 'Fort Knox"
    GrallertZmanEdTheHeaterMan
  • EBEBRATT-Ed
    EBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 15,344
    Looks like Power Flame C3R Gas Burners
  • Zman
    Zman Member Posts: 7,549

    Looks like Power Flame C3R Gas Burners

    I think they are. Boilers are WM Cast Iron 88's They were not concerned with efficiency as they are really just for a few cold days and to backup the GEO.
    "If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough"
    Albert Einstein
  • I admire the guy that has to maintain that equipment.
    8.33 lbs./gal. x 60 min./hr. x 20°ΔT = 10,000 BTU's/hour

    Two btu per sq ft for degree difference for a slab
  • EdTheHeaterMan
    EdTheHeaterMan Member Posts: 7,597
    I'm sure there are more than one

    I admire the guy that has to maintain that equipment.

    And they probably all have color-coded hard hats to match the piping.

    Edward F Young. Retired HVAC ContractorSpecialized in Residential Oil Burner and Hydronics
  • hot_rod
    hot_rod Member Posts: 21,874
    Some great looking insulation work also.
    Bob "hot rod" Rohr
    trainer for Caleffi NA
    Living the hydronic dream
    Zman
  • HVACNUT
    HVACNUT Member Posts: 5,756
    With so many threads lately with pics of absolute massacres, it's nice to see some showing craftsmanship and pride.
    Zman