You know the old adage, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”? Well, it goes double for boilers. Here we’ve outlined five great tips to maintain your boiler and avoiding costly repairs down the road.
You’re already living the All Ways Steam life, so why not put your steam to even better use? We’ve rounded up four unexpected ways you can use steam to make life better — we call them Steam Hacks!
At WARE, we strive to educate you about the intricacies of boiler engineering and product design. One of the common misconceptions is that more passes in a boiler equals more efficiency, but this isn’t always the case.
When the fireside of a boiler is properly cared for, efficiency and boiler life will be increased. If it is mismanaged and not cared for properly, soot and other non-combustibles can start to collect in the boiler’s systems.
Boiler Efficiency: The measure of how much combustion energy is converted to steam energy.
Steam Quality: The measure of how much liquid is present in the steam produced.
No, this article is not about creepy people. In boiler-lingo, creep is the term for the distortion or warping of components due to high temperatures and constant stress.
Maintaining proper burner function is crucial to the operation of a boiler, as the boiler will only run as well as the burner performs. A badly designed boiler with an efficient burner can actually perform better than a well-designed boiler with an inefficient burner.
The importance of boiler blowdown is often overlooked. Despite the best efforts to pretreat boiler feedwater, it can still contain impurities including suspended and dissolved liquids. These impurities can accumulate in the boiler and cause problems with piping, steam traps and other process equipment. To avoid problems, the water must occasionally be discharged or “blown down” from the boiler.