Winter is coming, and while you are preparing to bundle up and shield yourself from the cold, it is important to know that your equipment should be ‘bundled up’ as well. We are talking, of course, about insulation. There are three main reasons to insulate a steam or hot water system. The first reason is personnel safety; steam and hot water lines can get extremely hot, so to avoid the chance of employees, contractors, and visitors getting burned by accidentally coming into contact with a hot surface, insulation can offer a layer of protection. Generally the rule of thumb is any hot equipment, pipes or valves that are up to 6 feet from the ground should be insulated. Even if you have an area marked as being off limits or with a barrier around it, people might still get inside and potentially injure themselves, so it is best not to risk lost time incidents, insurance claims, lawsuits, and other undesirable results by leaving that to chance.
Steam Boats were finally the top dog on the rivers but now it was time to go farther.
On this episode of Steam Culture, Brent talks about how steam boats transitioned from river boats to ocean liners.
Did you know a boiler can freeze up like a popsicle even while it's running?
On this episode of the Boiling Point, Ritchie talks with Steven about how to protect a rental boiler from the cold.
This episode of the Boiling Point is extremely important as it has to do with the safety system of your boiler.
This episode of Steam Culture covers Iron Warships. Brent shares about the USS Cairo and how these Iron Steam Boats helped turn the tide of battle during the Civil War. All of this was thanks to the power of steam!
When most people think of a steam boat, they thing of a show boat. But did you know there are other types?
On this episode of Steam Culture, Brent talks about the different types of steam boats.
As we publish this blog our team will likely be arriving in warm Orlando Florida, and those of us back here in chilly Louisville, KY will be jealous. We're sending our VP of Sales and Marketing, Ritchie Ware, our Director of Sales, Steven Taylor, and Alex Taylor our National Accounts Rep. down to Power GEN 2016. They are excited as always to attend one of the big events each year in our industry. It's #powergenweek and WARE will have a booth as always.