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May Meeting

May 9th Program
Harvester Works Visitor Center
1100 13th Ave
East Moline, IL 61244

River House Bar & Grill
1510 River Dr.
Moline, IL 61265

Program: John Deere Power Plant Tour

John Deere Power Plant Tour
Members and Friends of ASHRAE:
•We will be meeting at Harvester Works Visitors Center.
•Use Harvest Way road to access Visitor's Center, Gate 4A, parking-lot at West edge of property
oMeet at 3:45pm; Thursday 5-9-2019
oWalking tour will begin at 4pm
oDon't be late or you'll miss the escort and not be able to join the tour later
• An advance list of tour attendees with be given to JDHWEM in advance of the tour
•Once you arrive at the meeting place – Visitor's Center - you will need to provide a photo ID to cross-reference with the
advance guest list.
•Required Safety Protection for the tour:
oSafety glasses
oEar/hearing protection
oBump cap or hard-hat – can be furnished by Deere Harvester
oClosed toed shoes – metal toe protection not required for walking tour

John Deere Harvester has been serving the buildings on the combine manufacturing campus with central steam and power for nearly a century. Due to an aging steam and power production equipment and stricter air quality regulations, the facility underwent a significant change starting in 2014.

Deere invested almost $50 million to install new process and environmental heating equipment as well as improve indoor air quality within the surrounding facilities. The changes included (8) natural gas fired boilers and (67) new air handling units.

Of the (8) boilers in total (4) process heating boilers generate 120,000 lbs/hr of 180 psi steam (4) environmental boilers provide 80,000,000 BTU of hydronic heating capacity.

Since steam was used for heating all systems previously, all new piping was installed for the hydronic, 2-pipe heat/cool system(s). Other notables include a new building management system to control and monitor all items associated with the new systems. The monitoring screens inside the plant operations center is quite impressive. Monitoring this powerhouse is a 24/7/365 duty.

After the tour, we will re-gather at River House

Agenda: 3:45 pm - meet at visitor center
4:00 pm - start tour
6:00 pm - gather for dinner at
River House

Please register for this meeting by May 7, 2019.

Registration link for this month's meeting

If you are not a member of the Mississippi Valley ASHRAE Chapter, we would
still like you to attend.

An entry fee of $20 will be accepted for all non-members.