It's a little hard for us to believe, but Steam Culture just reached a big milestone, its first birthday!
For today's Discover WARE blog, we're taking a look at our parts warehouse and giving you a glimpse into an area of our business that is really taking off: boiler parts.
A dedicated team at WARE spent a lot of time and effort getting our online boiler parts store up and running. We wanted to provide an online store that really had it all for those working in the steam and boiler industries.
On today's Steam Culture episode, Brent talks about how steam is used to bend wood. Bending wood is used for many different applications such as furniture making, decorative pieces, and ship building.
As many of you know, WARE enjoys giving back to the community and supporting charities that are dedicated to helping others. That's one of the reasons we began selling fun t-shirts for those who work in our industry. It's allowed us to create a line of hip, clever t-shirts devoted to the boiler industry worker while giving back to a local charity.
Today on The Boiling Point we are joined again by Jude Wolf, one of our Boiler University teachers. Jude is here to talk about Honeywell pressure controls and what these pressure controls actually do for your boiler.
The 212 Principle is a very popular motivational topic and has a very good connection to steam. The 212 Principle basically says that at 211 degrees, water is hot, but at 212 degrees, water is hot enough to boil and create steam.
It’s probably happened to you at one point in your life. You purchase a vehicle – for the first year or two you take immaculate care of it. As the years go by, you become more comfortable with it going longer between washes. One day you walk to your car and out of the corner of your eye you spot a small rust spot starting to form near the wheel well – immediately a pit forms in your stomach. Now every time you walk out to your car, you see it. Almost as if it’s mocking you. You think to yourself, if only I would have washed that salt off sooner, or waxed it a few more times, maybe I could have avoided this!
When a steam or hot water boiler satisfies the high limits of the pressure or temperature demands that have been set on its controls, it will cycle off. The problem is that when this occurs while demand is still present, the boiler will quickly be needed back online; this is known as “short-cycling.” Most process and heating systems do not have a steady load--the load will actually vary based on production schedule, changes in outside air temperatures, or other variable factors. The inefficiencies associated with this cycling process are costly.