Middlebury College Heating plant

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usedtoworkthere

South Sioux City, NE

#1 Sep 30, 2012
When is someone in charge going to finally ask the obvious questions regarding the "biomass" plant at Midd College? Here is a list of a few questions to ask next time you see Mr. Moser...the plant's supervisor:

Why do the boiler tubes in the water tube boilers coninue to plug?

Why hasn't the general contactor for this "green" plant been held accountable for its short comings and lack of availability?

Why doesn't a plant of this sizeand cost have and effective preventive maintenance program in place?

Two baghouse fires so far. How many will be considered enough to finally ask questions and hold the person's in charge accountable? Will this take a fatality? These fire hazards have been know from day one. They don't go away by themselves.

I have tons of questions. Let us answer these first and I will continue. Come on Moser...fess up.
beware

Meridian, ID

#2 May 31, 2013
Middlebury is too busy being "green" to address safety issues. The lack of response to this post is frightening. Burn baby burn
usedtoworkthere wrote:
When is someone in charge going to finally ask the obvious questions regarding the "biomass" plant at Midd College? Here is a list of a few questions to ask next time you see Mr. Moser...the plant's supervisor:
Why do the boiler tubes in the water tube boilers coninue to plug?
Why hasn't the general contactor for this "green" plant been held accountable for its short comings and lack of availability?
Why doesn't a plant of this sizeand cost have and effective preventive maintenance program in place?
Two baghouse fires so far. How many will be considered enough to finally ask questions and hold the person's in charge accountable? Will this take a fatality? These fire hazards have been know from day one. They don't go away by themselves.
I have tons of questions. Let us answer these first and I will continue. Come on Moser...fess up.
shill

Rapid City, SD

#3 Nov 23, 2014
I tried to contact the facilities department via phone about the concerns that the above person posted. I asked about the fire and was told that no comments can be made. I also asked about boiler tube plugging (whatever that is) and was told this was not an issue and that with the biomass they don't believe a boiler is even used anymore.

No boiler? Did they ever look in the front windows? That big blue thing is an aweful big "not a boiler".

Middlebury College bought a large pile of crap that they call "gasification". Still doesn't work right. Follow the money. Betcha the trail goes to a nice house addition (second floor) of a house in good ole Ticonderoga.

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