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Location DB > Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver > UBC - Steam Plant
UBC - Steam Plant
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created by Anavrin on 1/16/2006 9:49 AM
last modified by Emperor Wang on 12/25/2016 5:17 AM
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Large warehouse-like superstructure with six massive boilers and gigantic diesel generators. Two of teh boilers are unused.
 Basic Information
Type: Natural Gas Steam Plant
Status: Active
Accessibility: Get permission
Recommendation: check it out if you're nearby
 Physical Information

Vancouver, British Columbia
Owner: University of British Columbia
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  •  Hazards
  • asbestos
  • air quality
  •  Interesting Features
    The ambiguously named UER entry of "The Spire" is actually this building's exhaust for the six boilers.

    Two boilers are ancient, having been made for coal and refitted twice for oil and natural gas. A computer system controls the entire feeding process of fuel and air.

    Structurally, it's a massive box. The basement is a half a floor lower, and there are many places to climb up high. The steam in the steam tunnels originates from this location, although the tunnels do not physically connect to the steam plant.

    The intricacy of the piping is very dream-like, and some of the mechanical devices resemble freudian versions of penises and vaginas.
     Security Measures
  • 24 hour guard
  • alarm
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 1925
    Closed: 0
     Required Equipment
     Recommended Equipment
    breasts for social engineering
    One of the first buildings built, the steam plant's generators still have hatches for the coal to be shoveled into the boilers. Later on, it was converted to oil boilers and finally into its present configuration of using dual fuel boilers that can burn either natural gas or oil.
     Media Coverage
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    www . bchydro . com/news/2003/jan/release4248.html
     Future Plans
    Continued fossil fuel burning and expelling toxic emissions.

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    Blowing Off Steam
    Mon, Jan 16th, 2006
    posted by Anavrin
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     Web Links
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    www . library.ubc . ca/archives/bldgs/power.html

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    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Emperor Wang on 12/25/2016 5:17 AM.

     Latest Changes
  • on Dec 25 16 at 5:17, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Dec 25 16 at 5:17, Emperor Wang changed the following: Display Name
  • on Apr 24 06 at 15:41, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Apr 24 06 at 7:29, ArmchairExplorer changed the following: History, Web Links
  • on Jan 16 06 at 10:35, Anavrin updated gallery picture VAGINA!
  • on Jan 16 06 at 10:29, Anavrin changed the following: Media Coverage, Web Links
  • on Jan 16 06 at 10:27, Anavrin changed the following: Interesting Features
  • on Jan 16 06 at 10:25, Anavrin made this location available
  • on Jan 16 06 at 10:25, Anavrin updated gallery Blowing Off Steam
  • on Jan 16 06 at 10:24, Anavrin updated gallery picture Awesome Hatch
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