On this edition of the Boiling Point, Steven Taylor and Ritchie Ware discuss how a watertube boiler differs from a firetube boiler. The watertube system is exposed to inclement weather elements, such as heavy rain and cold temperatures. All weather climates and issues should be considered before making maintenance repair decisions. Since these systems have water pumping throughout the boiler, all pipes must be heat traced and insulated to prevent pipes from bursting in colder temperatures.
On today's Boiling Point, we're going live to WARE's Boiler University to talk with Jude Wolf about the Honeywell 7800 Series Run/Test mode operation.
Every engineer knows the best way to acquire knowledge is through experience. Textbook training and troubleshooting are all informative routes and can bring great insight to various issues you may encounter in the industry, but hands-on experience always proves to be more beneficial.
On this episode of the Boiling Point, Ritchie Ware and Gerald Blain talk steam traps. Steam traps are an essential part of any steam system. WARE recommends Gestra Steam Traps, a zero-leak Flowserve product. This model significantly lowers the fail rate from about 15% to 5% per year. Combined with the 3 year warranty, check valve and zero leak feature, this Gestra trap pays for itself in saved maintenance cost.
April 14, 2015 marks the 103rd anniversary of the most infamous maritime disaster in history—the sinking of the Titanic. Our devotion to boilers drew our attention to several scenes in James Cameron’s 1997 blockbuster film, which ended up grossing over $2 billion worldwide and made it the 2nd highest grossing film of all time. You might remember seeing the ship’s boiler rooms in several scenes, most notably when the ship begins to take on water and all the watertight doors are being shut to slow down the flow of water into the ship’s compartments.
Boilers contain a massive amount of potential energy when in operation. If dealt with improperly, the results can be catastrophic. Whether we are supplying rental equipment or selling new equipment, we genuinely care about the safety of our clients and our employees.
Spring cleaning – you dread doing it, but you feel so much better when it’s done. Spring cleaning might look a little different at industrial facilities across the county, this year and in years to come. Not only will they have to knock out the cobwebs, but there’s a chance they might have to convert their coal fired facility to a natural gas fired facility.
On today's Boiling Point, Ritchie and Daniel Ware discuss what is involved in an annual open and close steam boiler inspection. Boiler inspections are crucial to maintaining fuel efficient equipment.