Variable-Frequency Drive Improves Boiler Operation

Variable-Frequency Drive Improves Boiler Operation

Reduces energy costs, maintenance, noise and vibration

At the University of Rochester in northwestern New York, a utility cogeneration plant provides electricity, steam, hot water, and chilled water to several internal customers, including the 154-acre, 158-building River Campus—the university's main center of learning—and the 750-bed Strong Memorial Hospital.

The plant has the capacity for instantaneous production of 23 MW of electricity, 550,000 lb of steam per hour, 250 million Btu of hot water, and 21,000 tons of chi

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