Project Update / March 1, 2010
Approximately 100 feet of 3” diameter HTHW piping was replaced during a recent emergency repair project. The piping is located in the south tunnel between the Visual Arts building and Library. This section of pipe was the HTHW feed for the southwest Library mechanical room. The system provided heat for the mailroom and bookstore. The cost of the project was approximately $200,000 and was performed by OGS emergency contractors. The scope of work and piping layout was coordinated by FMG personnel and OGS Emergency Services.
The Olde Apartments
Approximately 400 feet of underground HTHW ricwell piping was replace during a recent emergency repair project. The piping is located underground between the CCN parking lot and the Olde Apts mechanical room between G and J streets. The section of pipe replaced provided all heat and hot water needs for the 400 bed Olde apartment complex. The cost of the project was approximately $350,000 and was performed by OGS emergency contractors. The scope of work and piping layout was coordinated by FMG personnel and OGS Emergency Services.
A High Temperature Water Line carries 400 degree F psi water to the various buildings on campus for heating and domestic hot water. These water lines exist six to eight feet underground.
Replacing the Hot Water Lines is essential as identified leaks, if not immediately attended to, will augment and rupture the line. This results in loss of energy and heat to the buildings on the particular line.
The existing High Temperature Water Line system is up to current standards (it doesn’t date to the original construction of the campus, thirty plus years ago).