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The Heartbeat of Campus: MIT's Central Utilities Plant (CUP)

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In 1916, MIT built an on-site steam and electrical power plant to serve its new campus. A state-of-the-art facility for that era, the plant represented MIT’s commitment to cleaner, more efficient generation of energy. A century later, MIT continues to pursue an energy strategy that supports human health and sustainability. (Learn more: https://powering.mit.edu/) Watch more videos from MIT: http://www.youtube.com/user/MITNewsOffice?sub_confirmation=1 The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is an independent, coeducational, privately endowed university in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Our mission is to advance knowledge; to educate students in science, engineering, and technology; and to tackle the most pressing problems facing the world today. We are a community of hands-on problem-solvers in love with fundamental science and eager to make the world a better place. The MIT YouTube channel features videos about all types of MIT research, including the robot cheetah, LIGO, gravitational waves, mathematics, and bombardier beetles, as well as videos on origami, time capsules, and other aspects of life and culture on the MIT campus. Our goal is to open the doors of MIT and bring the Institute to the world through video.
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Why haven't you guys uploaded in a while?
Apa Login Nya (15 days ago)
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ddd (21 days ago)
MIT campus should go fully solar powered/clean energy. they should also invent new form of solar cells
ironhead37 (27 days ago)
Putting new gas turbines in that plant is like putting a Ferrari engine in a Ford Pinto... lol
ironhead37 (22 days ago)
My name is Mud
Bruce Gibbs (25 days ago)
ironhead37 - Thanks! Now you’ve got me wondering who you are? You certainly know the plant...
ironhead37 (26 days ago)
You mean like getting tied to the old feedwater system... how are those old boiler feed pumps doing?? 😉 You did a nice job on the commentary, by the way.
Bruce Gibbs (26 days ago)
ironhead37 That’s true. That’s why the new plant is being built in a separate building and being tied in to systems where appropriate.
Alison Tuesta Pinedo (27 days ago)
Soy Alison Tuesta y mi mayor sueño es ingresar a la MIT soy de Perú tengo 15 años mi pasion es la matemáticas y la fisica pero tambien amo la musica, pintura y libros . soy de Perú y espero cambiar al mundo con la tecnologia y la robótica
Bowserfighter5000 (27 days ago)
bro this is my dream college, my dad went here too i wanna go here after college, too bad acceptence rate is 8% gonna be hard
Giacomo Dose (1 month ago)
1:33 "kilowattHOURS"... not from you MIT guys... not from you..
Kathy Cahill (1 month ago)
Thank you for keeping the lights on, and the a/c and heat working all year long!
Bruce Gibbs (26 days ago)
Kathy Cahill Thanks for that. We usually only hear from people when something has gone wrong.
xDRAN0x (1 month ago)
running windows 7
shubham singh (1 month ago)
I love MIT.Thank you.
Nam Lê Hoàng (1 month ago)
Woa a dream school for every genius
512BB (1 month ago)
Feeling proud to be an alumni! Wish they would get the Tesla power packs for energy storage and investment in renewables, solar, wind.
Janis Burke (1 month ago)
The true unsung heroes that keep MIT going.
ARIF HOSSAIN (1 month ago)
Nirav Kapadiya (1 month ago)
I want to get in...
Brian Potter (1 month ago)
I'm a bit old but ill try it this year.
gengen One (1 month ago)
Really they are supporting the whole school. I'm fascinated. Also I'm thinking Doctor Who episode.
Bruce Gibbs (25 days ago)
gengen One - If you get back to where I’m younger, tell me to take better care of myself. I won’t listen, but you’ll have done your part!
Andrew Kelley (1 month ago)
There is a phrase I love ever ounce counts. So I wonder what are the in and out temps for your heated medium through your process, what sort of efficiencies are you hitting, is there a any thermal storage in your systems to act as a battery. Is there any new exotic or unusual designs you plan on testing. Maybe some new looks at intergradeing direct thermal to electric systems useing nanomaterials as a base. You guys have a hole power plant to play with and test on you have to be looking at something.
Captain Spaulding (1 month ago)
Did anyone else spot the top secret, DARPA funded, cold fusion, perpetual energy reactor that was hidden in plain sight?
XTRM Bros (2 days ago)
Found it too right by the collective molecular fusion, looks kinda like an energy transmitter that scientist use to transmit energy to the molecular mainframe of cells
Skip R. (1 month ago)
I saw it too! I can't say the time stamp, because it was next to MIT's personal time machine which is messing up the timestamp every time I try to type it.
Atlantic Film (1 month ago)
SoccerBEAST (1 month ago)
Captain Spaulding Put a time stamp at the spot
Captain Spaulding (1 month ago)
Stuart Simpton It was briefly shown in the shot that panned past the Turbo Encabulator. Search "Turbo Encabulator" on YouTube if you're not sure what to look for.
Trevor Graham Welch (1 month ago)
What do you treat the chilled water with to prevent Magnesium and Calcium Build Up ? Molybdenum , Potassium Chromate ? EDTA ?
Trevor Graham Welch (1 month ago)
What are the qualifications to work there ? Engineering . ?
Bruce Gibbs (26 days ago)
Trevor Graham Welch Stationary Engineering is a state licensed, non-degree engineering profession. Our skill set is more akin to a steam locomotive engineer than a design engineer. High school and trade training gets you started.
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