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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Condensate Water Treatment: Because Steam Boiler Pipes Are Corroding!

Posted by Greg Frazier on Thu, Dec 05, 2013 @ 09:48 AM

If you are running a steam boiler system in your facility, you should be treating your system’s condensate to ensure system longevity and peak efficiency. Operating with no condensate treatment could mean disaster for you down the line.

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