Central Steam Plants






Most steam boilers currently operating in central steam plants are decades old and nearing the end of their design life. Since these aging heating plants provide building heat and hot water for facilities like college campuses and hospitals, the question is not if they’ll need to be upgraded, but when.

Precision Boilers provides expert central steam plant and physical plant upgrades in facilities across the United States.

Building renovations and energy-saving technology are typically designed to conserve energy by reducing thermal loads. This means boilers that were installed 20 or 30 years ago are now oversized. The good news is, boilers and other equipment used in central plants have also undergone energy-saving design changes over the years. The result is a more efficient, cost-effective, sustainable steam source.

Benefits of Central Steam Plant Upgrades

  • Reduce carbon emissions
  • Increase steam output
  • Save on fuel and operating costs
  • Convert from fossil fuels to electric
  • Support fossil fuel-fired boilers with electric boilers
  • Reduce maintenance costs

Types of Facilities

  • College or university campuses
  • Hospitals
  • High-rise office buildings
  • Military bases
  • Correctional facilities
  • Public Housing buildings

Custom Solutions

At Precision Boiler, we make reducing total operating costs and supporting sustainability efforts easy. We pride ourselves on providing innovative, unique solutions for central steam plant upgrades.

We go beyond simply sizing for peak thermal demand. We dig deeper to uncover the big picture: the steam plant’s dynamic load profile, the actual operating boiler efficiency, seasonal shifts in the steam load, and daily/hourly fuel costs. Then, we use this information to create an energy management strategy and recommend the optimal boiler package for your facility.

In many cases, this includes a mix of both fossil fuel-fired and electric boilers. This option often provides the lowest total energy costs by taking advantage of off-peak electric rates. In addition, it helps district heating facility managers and corporate utilities managers comply with environmental restrictions. It can also be used in negotiations when fuel prices change in the future.

Recommended Products

Precision Boilers is your one-stop steam plant solution. We design and fabricate a full range of electric and fuel-fired boilers and related equipment for central plants:

Boilers for central steam plants

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