In our previous chapter, we looked at historical advancements in boiler technology, including a new wave of specialization that took place during the 1950s and 60s. Specialized boilers were created to meet the needs of industries such as hospitality, medicine and paper, while general purpose boilers were becoming more efficient and powerful every year.
In our previous installment of Boiler History, we took a look at the how innovations in boiler technology helped give birth to the power industry in America. Boilers became safer and easier to use, and designs were specialized for a variety of residential and commercial functions.
The mercury is rising and the days are getting longer, which can mean only one thing: Spring is on its way! As the heating season comes to a close, it’s the perfect time to plan an annual checkup for your boiler.
This year, the All Ways Steam Team was excited to attend Chicago’s AHR Expo—one of the oldest and largest heating and ventilation shows in the world. AHR Expo offers a unique opportunity for the entire industry to get together. It plays host to vendors and exhibitors from every state in the nation, plus representatives from 165 countries around the world.
In the first chapter of our new Boiler History series, we looked at the invention of the steam boiler and its rise from a simple kettle on a fire to a turn-of-the-century mechanical marvel. We left off with pioneers like George Babcock and Steven Wilcox, and firms like the Stirling Boiler Company and the Grieve Grate Company, competing to produce the best boilers, while Americans were coming to depend on the safe, reliable heat they provided.
We love spreading Steam Culture near and far, so when we had the opportunity to attend PowerGen 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada, our Steam Team was happy to pull up a seat at the table. PowerGen is the world’s largest power generation conference, playing host to more than 20,000 attendees and 1,400 exhibitors. It brings together leaders from across the energy industry to share the latest innovations and learn about the newest technologies.
It is no secret that WARE has long established itself as one of the foremost providers of mobile boiler rooms for both planned and emergency rental needs. With a reputation for having fast service and quality solutions, Ware has been able to meets the needs and exceed the expectations of many customers both domestic and abroad. Having a large fleet spread across the country has necessitated a knowledgeable and reliable service department to help customers with any issues they may have, and immediate hardware needs have fostered the growth of WARE’s stock boiler sales, a new online parts store at boilerwarehouse.com, and the Valve Shop.
Everyone loves a good story. There are tons of stories about the history of steam and how we use it in our everyday lives. Steam Culture, a weekly video segment that showcases the lighter side of steam, is the latest production on WARE's You Tube channel.