Do you know the practical steps to take to get the most out of your current boiler? Do you know how to optimize your boiler’s efficiencies? Can you spot problem areas on your boiler before they harm your system? The answers to these questions are uncovered at our three-day instructional course, Boiler University.
We have heard it many times, “routine maintenance on your boiler is critically important.” If it is so important, why is it one of the biggest contributors to why boilers fail? It is not overly complex, however, it requires a commitment to examine and log important factors about your boiler. Something you can do daily to help maintain a healthy operation is performing boiler blowdown.
April 14, 2015 marks the 103rd anniversary of the most infamous maritime disaster in history—the sinking of the Titanic. Our devotion to boilers drew our attention to several scenes in James Cameron’s 1997 blockbuster film, which ended up grossing over $2 billion worldwide and made it the 2nd highest grossing film of all time. You might remember seeing the ship’s boiler rooms in several scenes, most notably when the ship begins to take on water and all the watertight doors are being shut to slow down the flow of water into the ship’s compartments.
Boilers contain a massive amount of potential energy when in operation. If dealt with improperly, the results can be catastrophic. Whether we are supplying rental equipment or selling new equipment, we genuinely care about the safety of our clients and our employees.
Spring cleaning – you dread doing it, but you feel so much better when it’s done. Spring cleaning might look a little different at industrial facilities across the county, this year and in years to come. Not only will they have to knock out the cobwebs, but there’s a chance they might have to convert their coal fired facility to a natural gas fired facility.
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.
Ware is currently partnering with the University of Louisville to replace a control system in the University’s Steam Plant. The system controls the boilers to heat the University’s entire campus and makes use of a new technology within the control system industry.