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.
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.
WARE recently completed the construction of a 900 HP mobile boiler rental unit. In this edition of The Boiling Point, Steven Taylor discusses some of the intricacies that actually went into making this 900 HP mobile rental boiler and answers the following questions:
On today's edition of The Boiling Point, we're picking up where we left off last week talking about relief valve functioning, assembly, and testing. If you missed part 1, you can check it out here. Rick Walker in the Valve Shop continues his talk on safety relief valves and in this video, actually tests a valve live as we're filming.
Today on The Boiling Point, we talk with Rick Walker in the Valve Shop about how a relief valve works. Rick, a valve professional, explains that these giant valves for boilers and air receivers work on spring force. When the valve is in service and the pressure inside equals the spring force, simmer will occur, which is an opening up of the valve that diverts pressure. This process is accomplished with the assistance of performance rings. When the rings are not positioned properly, malfunctioning can occur in your valve.
On this next "Hey Jude" installment of The Boiling Point, with the help of our man Jude, we are going help you know when your boiler traps have been properly tested.
Infrared guns are useful for taking measurements and determining if a trap is cold or hot, but it will not tell you if the trap is really working. Watch the entire video below to find out exactly how WARE determines what is going on inside your boiler traps, so that you don't replace them mistakenly or have to guess what's happening inside.
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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.