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Groveland Correctional Doubles Steam Production

Monday, January 26, 2015

Groveland Correctional Facility is a high-end-security New York State Department of Correctional Services prison located in Livingston County, New York. Four 40,000 pound field-erected Erie City boilers provide steam for heating, laundry and food preparation.

Luckily, when they decided to upgrade their 15-year-old control system to improve efficiency, the contractor chose MicroMod.

The public bid spec was issued by RMF Engineering, the engineer of record. Working with JW Danforth, the general contractor, MicroMod provided four new boiler control panels, each with MicroMod combustion and drum level controls and a Fireye Burner Management system for the Coen burners. A new master panel contains a Plant Master controller for load distribution as well as the Feedwater System, DA Tank and Condensate Tank controls. The system is based on MicroMod's MOD 30ML controllers and includes HMI consoles for operation, alarm logging, data collection and reporting.  MicroMod field engineers provided the startup services.

The new control system has doubled the steam output of the boilers, and exceeded the customer's expectation for steam production.