Ant Man hit theaters July 17th with Paul Rudd playing hero Scott Lang. Ant Man is a character from the Marvel Universe who can shrink to the size of… you guessed it - an ant. Along with his ability to shrink, he has super human strength. He truly is the tiniest protector of the Marvel Universe. The tiny protector in the “Boiler Universe” is called resin.
On this edition of Steam Culture, we catch Brent baking in the sun by the pool! Here at WARE, we are starting a new segment during our Steam Culture episodes called "What's the one thing I need to know about?" Each week Brent will introduce us to a new fact about steam in his own wacky way.
It's important to prepare for the unexpected. Constructing and adhering to a boiler rental contingency plan is a great place to start. On the latest episode of the Boiling Point, Steve Taylor, director of the rental division at WARE, breaks down the importance of having a disaster plan in place to save time and money.
On today's edition of Steam Culture, Brent gives us a history lesson in steam. He discusses Birdsill Holly, Jr., an entrepreneur and inventor who ultimately invented the fire hydrant. Birdsill was involved in a number of different ventures prior to the invention of the Holly Fire Protection System.
Today Brent takes a look into Con Edison, which is one of the largest investor-owned energy companies in the United States, servicing Manhattan. He also discusses the steam explosion in Midtown Manhattan in 2007.
The explosion sent up a geyser of hot steam about 40 feet in the air. The failure of an 83-year-old, 24-inch underground steam pipe near Grand Central Terminal is to blame for the explosion during the evening rush hour.
In today's Boiling Point, we chat with our Boiler University instructor and Hey Jude segments host, Jude Wolf. In this episode, we will see a demonstration of how total dissolved solids affect your boiler system. Jude gets a little creative and uses spaghetti noodles to do it! He also shows us the process of deaeration.
Steam Culture stood true to its meaning on this week's episode! Brent took a dive into the topic of Steam Punk and how it relates to our culture today. Steam Punk is a mix between Sci-fi and Victorian era clothing, steam-era powered machinery, personalities and literature. You can find this genre in movies such as Van Helsing or The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.