Intense look inside a coal based steam boiler

Looking inside the boiler at Antelope Valley Station

On a tour of Antelope Valley Station, a popular stop is when people get to look inside the red hot boiler.

The boiler is one of the main attractions when we take people on a tour of our power plants. It’s huge – 277 feet tall, taller than the 242-foot tall North Dakota State Capitol building – and it’s hot, running at 2,300 degrees Fahrenheit.

We found this video showing how a coal-fired steam boiler works, and we think it’s worth a watch.

Several of our power plants – Leland Olds Station near Stanton, ND, Laramie River Station near Wheatland, WY, Antelope Valley Station near Beulah, ND, and Dry Fork Station near Gillette, WY – work pretty much this way.

How Coal-Fired Steam Boilers Work from Boilermaker Videos on Vimeo.


  1. Bill Gorman says:

    Excellent video! Looks just like I remember LRS boiler, or at least the way it used to be.

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