Boiler Maintenance 101: Low Feedwater Temperature Causes Boiler Failure

Posted by Greg Frazier on Sat, Dec 31, 2016 @ 02:45 PM

It’s winter in the Northeast and we are running into the coldest months of the year. If you operate a commercial property, now is not a good time to have a boiler failure. If you operate an industrial or manufacturing facility, there is NEVER a good time to lose a boiler! Unfortunately, this a common occurrence throughout the winter months and culprit is very often cold feed water. Monitoring your boiler feed water temperature should be an important part of your daily boiler inspection and should be worked into your overall boiler maintenance program.

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Proper Boiler Commissioning and Boiler Inspections Keep the Public Safe

Posted by Greg Frazier on Fri, Dec 30, 2016 @ 02:56 PM

There is a potential hidden danger that may be lying in wait in your neighborhood’s hospital, your kid’s school, your town shopping center or even your apartment complex. High pressure boilers deliver hot steam under pressure to be used in comfort heating and manufacturing processes. They are commonly used in hospitals, laundromats, dry cleaners, hotels, and schools; but a poorly maintained or improperly operated boiler has the potential to explode. The bigger the boiler… or the more pressure… the bigger the explosion.  A faulty or defective boiler is essentially a small bomb. Some boiler explosions cause substantial property damage. Some are much, much worse. Thankfully, there are regulations in place to protect the public from a catastrophic boiler failure. These regulations vary from state to state, however many of them incorporate some form of periodic boiler inspection as an integral requirement. 

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Proper Commissioning and Initial Startup Procedures Extend Boiler Life

Posted by Greg Frazier on Thu, Oct 27, 2016 @ 04:39 PM

Every boiler is unique. Even when they are the same exact models, they are still unique from each other. Metal thickness, skin temperatures, heat tolerances are all direct evidence of this. One of the most important steps in boiler’s lifetime (regardless of make, model or serial number) is when it goes through its initial startup and commissioning process. When done properly, it sets the tone for the how the boiler will operate during optimum conditions. When done poorly, or not at all, it could lead to immediate and profound problems. While there are multiple checkpoints that must be verified and tested during startup, this post will focus on the ones regarding boiler water treatment and what is required for the cleaning and chemical passivation of a new boiler system.

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Every Boiler is Different! Are You Using the Right Boiler Water Treatment Program?

Posted by Greg Frazier on Wed, Dec 02, 2015 @ 12:33 PM

Winter is here and many facility managers are firing up their boilers for the first time this season. For those that are, the key to fewer boiler-related headaches throughout the winter is proper boiler water treatment. So how do you know if your water treatment program is the right one? What are the best practices for steam boilers? This post is intended to help you find out.

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Boiler 101: The Dry Boiler Lay Up and Why it's Really Important

Posted by Greg Frazier on Wed, Apr 01, 2015 @ 01:16 PM
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Boiler 101: Why a Wet Seasonal Boiler Lay-Up May Be Right for You

Posted by Greg Frazier on Tue, Mar 31, 2015 @ 11:22 AM

Spring is finally here in the northeast! (Well sort of... it's still pretty darn cold.) And that means that it is time to consider how your boiler system will spend the next few months while it sits dormant offline. If you own and/or operate a facility with a commercial steam boiler that only gets seasonal use, then this topic is for you.

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Boiler Water Treatment 101: Poor Steam Trap Maintenance

Posted by Greg Frazier on Thu, Feb 05, 2015 @ 05:58 PM

Would the owners of your company be happy if you took $50,000 of their money and set it on fire?  I know it seems like a silly question – because of course they would!  Yet every day, in thousands of facilities across the United States, failing steam traps go unchecked and the dollars in lost energy just pile up.  Failing steam traps are a major cause of energy loss in a steam system and can easily equate to serious dollars going right down the drain. Think about it this way:  Let’s assume, for the purpose of this example, that it costs $5 to produce every 1000 pounds of steam at 100 psi (depending on your system’s efficiency it could be much more) and that, at 100 psi, just one failed steam trap could potentially allow over 800,000 pounds of steam to escape your system every month.  That means that every month your facility could be losing over $4000 in energy!  One failed steam trap could quickly equate to over $50k per year right out the window.

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Put Water Treatment by Clarity Under Your Christmas Tree This Year!

Posted by Greg Frazier on Wed, Dec 24, 2014 @ 06:39 PM

The holidays are always a time of reflection and gratitude.  This past year has been a big one for Clarity Water Technologies.  We have expanded into new areas across the North Atlantic Region and we invested heavily in recruiting the best HVAC cleaning technicians throughout New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and New Hampshire.  You may have seen one of our cool new Clarity Service Vans on the road if you live of work in the NY Tri-State area.  These common sense expansions of our business have given us the opportunity to forge new professional relationships and provide services for dozens of new customers throughout the region.

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Boiler Water Treatment 101: What Causes Steam Boiler Failure?

Posted by Dominick Tuzzo on Fri, Nov 07, 2014 @ 05:04 PM

Keeping a steam boiler running at peak performance doesn’t happen by accident.  There are multiple factors that need to be assessed and addressed in order to operate a steam system properly; whether it is in a manufacturing plant, co-gen, at a hospital or in an apartment building.  A poorly maintained steam boiler system will cost more to operate in the long run and could ultimately fail altogether.

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Saving Pennies in Boiler Water Treatment Today Costs Big Money Later!

Posted by Greg Frazier on Mon, Oct 13, 2014 @ 03:00 PM
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