You need three things to make a flame, fuel, oxygen and ignition. If you have ever made a potato cannon you understand this lesson well. Too much air in the combustion chamber and your spud doesn’t launch with the pizzaz you expect, too much fuel, well, bad things can happen (boom). Side note: I’ve found that White Rain hairspray makes the best fuel source. To achieve the best launch, you have to strike the perfect balance between fuel and air in the chamber. The same is also true with steam boilers. In order to achieve optimum efficiency, your boiler has to be tuned with the proper air/fuel mixture.
As fall spends the last of the heat that summer left behind, we enter that time of year so many facility maintenance personnel dread: the heating season. Losing heat in a building not only poses a problem for the occupants—it can also cause extensive damages to flowing water infrastructure, such as pipes, valves, storage tanks, and even boilers. It is common knowledge that water turns to ice when exposed to freezing temperature; the resulting expansion can delay bringing the system back online as water cannot flow through the ice. Alternatively, pipes, valves, etc. can break and require total replacement. When you consider water freezing inside a boiler, the damage could quickly become extremely expensive.
When water molecules heat up, they attain kinetic energy. The more they are heated, molecules eventually reach velocities great enough to break the surface of the water and become steam.
On this episode, we are continuing our groundbreaking theme with more underground extraction. Today, we will discuss Steam Enhanced Extraction or Steam Flooding. This process extracts oil and other harmful contaminates from the earth.
At WARE, thoroughness and professionalism are cornerstones of our boiler and chiller repair service. All of our technicians are trained and well-versed in all aspects of installation, boiler repair, combustion tuning, control upgrades, boiler service and maintenance, as well as chiller repair and maintenance. We have more than 60 years in servicing industrial and commercial boiler systems.
Next week, WARE will be traveling to Las Vegas to attend POWER-GEN International. While we won't be emptying out pockets at the casinos, we will be at booth #3225 and welcome all visitors to come by and say hello.
Next week, we will be headed to Power-Gen in Las Vegas, so we thought this would be the perfect opportunity to talk about a deaerator system and condensate system.
Today on the Boiling Point, Ritchie talks with Steven about the differences between a deaerator system and a condensate system. Both of these systems are able to preheat your feed water system and remove the oxygen from the water; however, they operate a bit differently. As we have mentioned before, water can be very corrosive to the metal in a steam system, so removing as much oxygen as possible is a priority.