March Monthly Meeting Review

by Jay Haselden – Carolina Auto Spa

Our monthly chapter meeting held at the PNC Arena on March 13th was a huge success.  We had a big turn out of members attending the meeting and an excellent lunch.  Bill Seyler led a panel of speakers from the Duke facility management team, that explained to us the success they’ve had in the conversion from a coal to a stem plant operation.  The panel talked about some of the challenges with converting the plant and still needed to maintain power to the campuses and the medical facilities.  It became a juggling act which involved being in backup generators and other equipment.  The discussion explained the benefit not only environmental by also cost effective by switching to steam.   The discussion explained the benefit not only environmental by also cost effective by switching to steam.   The team closed the meeting with a few Q and A covering, what they would have done different, what would have made their operation easier and what kind of efficiency the project brought to Duke as a whole.