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.
Today Brent shows us how the water cooled machine gun and steam have more in common than you would think. These guns were capable of very high rates of fire which would heat up the barrels and damage them.
Today on the Boiling Point, Jude Wolf, Boiler University instructor, discusses the importance of efficiency and combustion tuning.
On this episode of Steam Culture, Brent takes us on an adventure to the NASA Shuttle Launchpad. Today, he shows us how the folks at NASA launch rockets into space using water that evaporates into steam.
Getting a good seal on a gasket is priceless. Today, Ritchie and Brian Grinestaff, parts manager at WARE and the guy behind boilerWAREhouse.com, discuss boiler gasket kits and where the gaskets are located on a York-Shipley Boiler.
On this episode of the Boiling Point, Ritchie and Brian walk viewers through the different parts of an assembled gasket kit that can be found onBoilerWAREHouse.com.
For many of our customers, it makes more sense to buy a pre-assembled kit for boilers like Cleaver Brooks, York Shipley, Kewanee, and others for theannual open and close of their steam boiler, instead of purchasing the individual parts. Purchasing a pre-assembled kit will be more convenient and take care of your open and close of your steam boiler. Check out our other Boiling Points to learn more about the importance of an annual inspection on your steam boiler.
Visit Boilerwarehouse.com to see the kits we have available. If you have questions about gasket kits, give us a call 24/7 at 502-968-2211. Check out our other videos on this series. Contact WARE if you need to rent a boiler. We can provide a quote within an hour! Visit our website to learn more.