Outlying Boiler Services (OBS) provides operations and maintenance services for small to medium sized heating boilers and large domestic water heaters in over 67 University buildings throughout the Ann Arbor campus area. The bulk of the OBS buildings are General Fund facilities, with the largest concentration on the North Campus.
There are 183 boilers from 28 different manufactures supported. Boilers range from 199,000 BTU/Hr to 31,000,000 BTU/Hr. OBS operates and maintains 285 separate pieces of auxiliary equipment.
OBS performs CSD-1 testing and water chemistry testing/management for its boiler fleet.
OBS staff perform boiler Installations along with major/minor repairs and control upgrades. OBS operates and maintains polishers, RO systems, softeners, and steam generators. This team also provides water chemistry management.