A family-owned daily newspaper serving Riverton, Lander and Fremont County, Wyoming since 1949
RHS boiler replacement project complete

RHS boiler replacement project complete

Mar 22, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler, Staff Writer

Energy efficiency was a major focus of the boiler plant replacement completed over the past year at Riverton High School, according to Larry Hartwell, the Fremont County School District 25 maintenance supervisor.

Hartwell said the boilers had become unreliable and were showing signs of deterioration.

"Originally installed in 1979, the high school heating plant boilers had reached the end of their life cycle," Hartwell said.

Members of the Riverton school board toured the RHS boiler plant recently, viewing the work done during the summer of 2011.

The cost of the project was $480,000, paid for using the district's major maintenance funds.

"With this project, we removed the old pool boilers, high school heating boilers and domestic hot water boilers," Hartwell said. "We also added additional fire suppression control systems that the original building was lacking."

Hartwell said the Riverton Aquatic Center boilers were located in the high school boiler room until a few years ago, when they were replaced and relocated in another area closer to the pool. The old boilers were decommissioned but not removed until the recent project.

The new domestic hot water boilers consist of a bank of Rinni On-Demand hot water heaters "that are state of the art," Hartwell said.

Get your copy of The Ranger online, every day! If you are a current print subscriber and want to also access dailyranger.com online (there is nothing more to purchase) including being able to download The Mining and Energy Edition, click here. Looking to start a new online subscription to dailyranger.com (even if it is for just one day)? Access our secure SSL encrypted server and start your subscription now by clicking here.

Related Stories

Related Tags

County Weather

Photo Gallery

Twitter Feed (Follow Us!)

Contact Us  © 2017 Riverton Ranger, Inc.