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University Central Plant Overhaul

When the University of Indiana’s Bloomington Campus needed to increase its steam output, they relied on Stanley Consultants to provide a solution.

This initiative was completed by dividing the project into two phases.  The first phase removed two old coal-fired units and replaced them with a single gas/oil-fired unit.  The new unit’s stack is 60-feet high, 54 inches in diameter and made of carbon steel.  The second phase added two multi-cell baghouses with lime and carbon injection, new ID fans, and included modifications to the ash system for the three existing coal-fired boilers.

The new baghouses were installed to comply with future Boiler MACT regulations, which regulate filterable PM limits, and features bag leak detection systems.  Lime and carbon injection systems were also added to comply with HCL and Hg limits and anticipated future Boiler MACT compliance.

The result of the refurbishment increased the plants steam output to 580,000 pounds per hour.

Stanley Consultants prepared a report which examined options to meet these standards and provided capital cost estimates for each control technology investigated.