Today, Ritchie Ware and Kevin Hoey, President of AESYS Technology and York Shipley Boilers, join us to discuss York Shipley Boilers as a standard in the rental industry and in boiler rooms across the country.
York Shipley Boilers are simple in design, long lasting, easy to maintain— and it’s a workhorse for all the rental fleets. Ritchie and Kevin discusses the importance of general maintenance. General maintenance needs to take place with all boilers— in particular with the rentals.
Thanks to our guest Kevin Hoey for stopping by and talk about his product.
Happy Birthday, Bob Ross! On the latest edition of our Steam Culture series, Brent celebrates Bob Ross in true form. Brent breaks down the impact steam plays in creating certain paints, while paying tribute in his Bob Ross costume.
Visual inspections are great for quick checks, but you cannot maintain a boiler on your eyes alone. In order to keep a boiler running at optimal efficiency, technicians must schedule routine maintenance checks. Preventative maintenance can avert a total shutdown of the boiler system due to unattended issues, and, instead, allows the flexibility for time and money to fix an issue that could potentially evolve into a much larger scenario.
Available fuel type is a limiting factor for many facilities in need of a rental boiler. Depending on the location, certain fuels simply may not be available due to utilities not being run at the time of construction or geographic restrictions for moving a fuel type to the site. For example, certain rail yards that require steam for cleaning out railcars may be situated in extremely remote locations where it is not practical to run a natural gas line, therefore, burning fuel oil may be a more reasonable option to the rail company. That is a common scenario. Every once in a while, however, one may find that there is an unexpected resource that can be harnessed and utilized to great benefit.
With boilers becoming increasingly advanced with automation and controls, it is easy for operators to neglect simple safety considerations. These automated safety features lead plant personnel to become “comfortable,” which leads to assuming that it is safe to ignore routine equipment checks.
Today, Brent lets us tag along on his family vacation in Estes Park Colorado. We are actually shooting this video in front of the Stanley Hotel where they filmed The Shining.
Boiler University is an excellent resource for boiler training. Whether you are a rookie in the industry or a seasoned veteran brushing up on your skills, there is always something new to be learned at Boiler U. WARE hosts this event in different locations a few times a year, which is led by Jeff Barto and Jude Wolf. Jeff Barto, branch manager of the Chattanooga office and Boiler U instructor, brings more than 25 years of experience to the Boiler University classroom. His passion lies with passing on information to the students.