A while back there was a big to do when the college boiler system quit.
Having no heat meant the college couldn’t legally allow us to attend.
I know the faculty and big wigs in charge were scrambling for a heating option quickly. This is how my college ended up with a mobile boiler unit. Mobile boiler units are a boiler room that can be transported by truck on highways. It is a giant grey box with all the heating equipment inside. You have one guy who specializes in boilers that operates the mobile boiler unit as well. One day there was nothing on campus and the next day the mobile boiler was right there and we had heating. The mobile boiler unit isn’t all that ugly either. It actually blends right in with the other grey buildings. Apparently the steam capacity on a mobile boiler is way more powerful than most systems too. I have noticed the school seems warmer than how it used to be. There are no more cold spots or waiting around for the heat to kick in. I also read online that mobile boiler units are considered a more cost effective option too. You only have one man running it to make sure everything works okay. You don’t need a full on team with log books and maintenance workers on staff. The system works pretty much on its own and never fails. You would think my college tuition would go down if they were saving money. Apparently they will just pocket that extra for the mobile boiler rental fee.