Boiler Air Study – Ohio University / GT Environmental – Athens, Ohio

Ohio University (OU) needed to evaluate installation of boilers to provide heat for the Athens campus. Two temporary boilers, each 99.8 MMBtu/hour were installed in 2015. These temporary boilers ran primarily on natural gas, with capability to run No. 2 Fuel Oil during times of natural gas curtailment. In seeking a more permanent solution, OU requested a summary of the regulatory differences between a small boiler (less than 100 MMBtu/hour) and a large boiler (approximately 250 MMBtu/hour). STONE evaluated how state and federal regulations might apply to the potential boiler configurations in regard to the following elements:

  • Emission Limitations
  • Pperational Restrictions
  • Monitoring Requirements
  • Recordkeeping Requirements
  • Reporting Requirements
  • Testing Requirements

STONE weighed the merits of each proposed scenario against the potential state and federal regulations and summarized the findings for the decision making process.

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