In our next Boiling Point installment, we continue with our discussion on boiler combustion and efficiency. In Part I of this video series we learned why all flames aren't created equal and how we could learn to look for certain things that do indicate a properly functioning boiler. In this installment of the Boiling Point, we recap what we learned about boiler combustion in Part I and follow that up with a discussion on boiler efficiency and what that really means. If you missed Part I, you can catch that here.
A boiler cycle includes a firing interval, a post-purge, an idle period, a pre-purge and a return to firing. Boiler short cycling takes place when an oversized boiler quickly fulfills process or space heating demands and then shuts down until heat is required again.
Boiler efficiency can be calculated over the cycle duration by taking the useful heat provided by the boiler and dividing it by the useful heat plus losses. Boiler efficiency is reduced when short cycling occurs or when several boilers are operating at low firing rates.
Hollywood is notorious for factual inaccuracies in films, and in all reality, it simply comes with the territory. Heck, if they were to get everything correct down to the finest detail, the production cost would be so high that it would no longer be practical to finance movies. Besides that, the audience is often simply there to be entertained—who cares about some small details that don’t impact the story, right? The only time a factual error really raises a stir is when it seems so outlandish or impossible that it removes us from our immersion in the movie. Just think: if you saw a guy jump the Grand Canyon on a bicycle, wouldn’t your instinct tell you that what you were watching was a bit far-fetched? The mind can only take in so much before our “willful suspension of disbelief” is overruled by our logic.
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In a new Boiling Point video, Gerald Blain explains why it is important to carefully examine how your boiler works and not to assume that a little steam and a big flame indicate that everything is working properly.
Gerald explains the important aspects of boiler combustion tuning and analysis, how to improve efficiency, use less fuel, and lower emissions. Find out why assessing boiler temperature and flame quality is important to your overall boiler functionality. Because all flames are not created equal, it is important to avoid flame quenching, furnace cooling and high velocities, which are not apparent through basic observation, but require technical analysis and monitoring.
By utilizing a professional team, trained to measure and evaluate these things, your facility can experience better heat transfer and less maintenance. Watch the full video below to find out what other accessories may be included or available for your next boiler rental installation. Thanks for tuning into another edition of The Boiling Point!
Maintaining optimal functioning of your boiler facility all boils down to proper maintenance and routine care of all the moving parts.
When renting a boiler becomes a necessity, installation of that boiler is the next step. In our latest edition of The Boiling Point, we show you what accessories your business might need when renting a boiler and how we can customize those packages to your specific needs.
In our latest Boiling Point video, we finally get Jude's attention for this installment of "Hey Jude." Jude Wolf shows us how Steam Studies can help pinpoint steam inefficiencies and resolve them properly. In a steam study or steam survey, plants are evaluated. Unit heaters and process equipment are examined and tested to resolve any existing issues. In this video location, WARE reveals how optimizing your plant's system can lead to greater efficiency, an increase in productivity, and lower fuel bills. All of these efficiency changes result in a tremendous amount of money saved. Take a look at some of the areas we examine and find out how your facility can benefit from a Steam Study. Watch the full video below for more information. Thanks for tuning in to another edition of The Boiling Point!