This month’s Facility File will focus on the B2B August test for the retrofit of an iconic 1950s building’s steam-to-hot water heating system. The existing system receives its high-pressure steam from a district heating system serving several downtown commercial buildings. This steam is reduced to low-pressure steam to serve steam-to-hot water convertors within this building.
The scope of this building program is to remove the utility steam system within the building and cap the supply and pumped condensate return pipes at the entrance/exit of the building. The energy retrofit building program is to furnish and install a series of high-efficiency, hot water condensing boilers and remove the steam-to-hot water heat exchangers and condensate pump and receiver sets.