‘Hot air, cash woes even in boiler room’ – timesunion.com

The Capitol and Empire State Plaza complex in Albany, New York, which includes the offices of the governor, requires 65,000 gallons of oil to heat on the coldest days of the year. The gargantuan heating system employs 212 people.

The behemoths guzzled about 65,000 gallons of oil on Tuesday. Ten oil trucks from the Port of Albany emptied full loads into tanks beside the insatiable bellies of furnaces that glowed like lava and drove hissing steam at 489 into a 14-inch pipe.

The 250 pounds per square inch of steam surged through a pipe along a half-mile underground tunnel—losing about 10 degrees and 15 psi on its trip—to heat the state government buildings.

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