Steam has generally been used a heating or power source in the industrial world, but now scientists are finding there are likely many more applications that can improve our world. Whether it is an accidental spill or an intentional chemical attack, scientists are discovering better ways to cleanup toxic chemicals using new technology involving steam.
Making your boiler room as efficient as possible is important, as there can be a great deal of energy lost into the environment if you don't take certain precautions. Insulating all the parts of your boiler room is one of the quickest and most cost-effective way to increase the return on your investment--and the return can come much quicker than you may expect! While efficient operation is a huge win, offering your employees a safe place to work may be an even bigger incentive to take the time, effort and expense required to review and update your boiler room insulation. Don't overlook this important safety barrier between your employees and super-heated steam within the pipes.
Ahh summer – the sun is out, the boat is uncovered and a trip to the lake or beach is imminent. Just like we need vacations to recharge the batteries and gear up for the next big push – so do your boilers. At least one time per year you should shut down your boiler and look for ways to increase its efficiency.
On this episode of The Boiling Point, Ritchie Ware and Mike Taylor discuss an important regulation recently put into place by the NFPA and UL.