The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency issued a March 30 draft air permit covering installation by Youngstown State University in Mahoning County of three new gas/oil-fired boilers.
The permit covers emissions units B006, B007, and B008, three identical boilers, rated at 47.9 mmBtu/hr when burning natural gas and 46 mmBtu/hr when burning No. 2 fuel oil, used for comfort and domestic water heating needs of a university campus. The boilers will primarily be fired by natural gas, with No. 2 fuel oil as a back-up fuel.
The facility requested the following restrictions: limit of 880,000 mcf of natural gas burned in B006, B007, and B008 combined; limit of 1,000,000 gallons of No. 2 fuel oil burned in B006, B007, and B008 combined; and the maximum sulfur content of No. 2 fuel oil shall be limited to 500 ppm.
The boilers are a Cleaver-Brooks model.