Temple University, Central Plant and Site Infrastructure Upgrades

Temple University’s 30,000 student, main campus in North Philadelphia is planning significant expansion in its master plan. To accommodate this growth and to replace aging infrastructure, Temple engaged Burns Engineering to design the replacement of central plant boilers, main electrical service and distribution switchgear, underground steam piping distribution throughout campus and underground electrical distribution. This infrastructure upgrade will support the university’s expansion for decades to come.

The Project Included:

  • 3 new 75,000 PPH, 150 PSIG dual fuel boilers
  • Over 11,000 linear feet of underground high pressure steam piping
  • Two lineups of 15KV, 750 MVA (28kA) Metal-Clad Switchgear with 30 vacuum circuit breakers
  • New 27 MVA Substation on the east end of campus
  • Over 3,000 ft. of 5” concrete encased ductbank and over 70,000 ft. of 500KCMIL 15KV cable

Burns Role

  • Mechanical, electrical, civil and structural engineering
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Location: Philadelphia, PA
Higher Education
Client: Temple University

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