Ray Wohlfarth: The Boiler Room

Steam, the Original ‘Bad Boy’

Don’t approach steam like a hot water system.
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Steam systems have the reputation of being the “bad boy” of the industry and I believe it may be unfounded. Many contractors will suggest replacing the steam system with a new system but it may be fiscally unrealistic to do so.
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Boiler Jacket Loss

The International Energy Conservation Code addresses the controversial subject.
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The International Energy Conservation Code addresses the controversial subject.
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Understanding barometric dampers

Controlling boiler draft saves heat and reduces operating costs
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One of the most misunderstood components inside a boiler room is the barometric damper, which is used to control the draft inside a boiler.


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Boiler safety controls

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Sorting out which controls do what.
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Boiler choices

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A hybrid boiler system combines efficiency with longevity.
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Boiler room 'myths'

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How many boilers does it take to keep occupants comfortable?
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6 boiler replacement mistakes

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These situations are commonly overlooked when replacing commercial steam boilers.
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Using a flame safeguard control

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Avoid potential boiler explosions with this safety device.
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Performing a boiler combustion analysis

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Weigh the advantages and disadvantages when deciding the best testing approach.
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