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.
Don’t get left in the cold! Too often, we see facility managers or property owners waiting until a boiler completely breaks down before replacing it. To make matters worse, these situations typically arise when the boiler has been working at its peak – during winter. A routine breakdown can turn into a full-fledged emergency quickly in bitterly cold conditions, and unless emergency funds are readily available, an unplanned boiler replacement can become a financial burden.
To be the best, you have to train with the best. That’s why WARE developed Boiler University, a combination of collegiate-style lectures and lab training, presented by our experienced professionals and conducted on real world equipment. This robust, hands-on training has helped dozens of boiler pros improve their productivity, safety and success on the job, and we’re proud of the quality of the education available at Boiler U.
It may sound like something you did in college, but regular steam boiler blowdowns can actually help protect your boiler room investments. To avoid the concentration of impurities during the continual evaporation of steam, the water is blown out of the boiler with steam pressure.
Floods–whether caused by nature or by structural or mechanical failures–can cause deaths, injuries, and severe property damage. To assist in the recovery of boiler systems affected by flooding and help mitigate further risks to public safety and property damage, follow these guidelines:
Last week, WARE's very own Steve Taylor presented at the 8th Chem/Petrochem & Refinery Shutdowns and Turnarounds. At the conference Steve gave a keynote address on a very important topic in the boiler industry, boiler rental best practices.
If there's one thing we can't stress enough, it's safety in the boiler room. Boilers are incredible pieces of equipment weighing in at several hundred tons depending on the type. When working with this kind of equipment, it's imperative for everyone to be aware of the dangers, along with the precautions that are necessary to ensure a safe working environment.
Available fuel type is a limiting factor for many facilities in need of a rental boiler. Depending on the location, certain fuels simply may not be available due to utilities not being run at the time of construction or geographic restrictions for moving a fuel type to the site. For example, certain rail yards that require steam for cleaning out railcars may be situated in extremely remote locations where it is not practical to run a natural gas line, therefore, burning fuel oil may be a more reasonable option to the rail company. That is a common scenario. Every once in a while, however, one may find that there is an unexpected resource that can be harnessed and utilized to great benefit.