Steam Culture: Con Edison

Today, Brent takes a look into Con Edison which is one of the largest investor-owned energy companies in the United States, servicing Manhattan.

In 2007, there was a steam explosion in Midtown Manhattan which sent up a geyser of hot steam about 40 feet in the air. Brent discusses the failure of a 83-year-old, 24-inch underground steam pipe near Grand Central Terminal which caused the explosion during the evening rush hour.

Questions answered during this video:
How many miles of steam piping is in Manhattan?
How much steam is produced each year by Con Edison?
Which buildings does Con Edison service?
How many manholes and manhole covers are in Manhattan?

Key Terms:
Steam Culture
Steam Plants
Steam Piping
Empire State Building
United Nations Headquarters Building Complex
Con Edison
Steam Systems
Underground Steam Systems
Boiler Steam
Steam Turbine

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