Ray Wohlfarth: The Boiler Room

Are modulating burners worthwhile?

Consider low-high-low burners on your next replacement.

For years we have designed boiler rooms consisting of two oversized boilers with fully modulating burners. 


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Two-pipe system

How to control such a system during the shoulder seasons.

A complaint building maintenance departments frequently hear is that the occupants are either too hot or too cold. In some instances, both complaints may come from the same room. 


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Steam, the Original ‘Bad Boy’

Don’t approach steam like a hot water system.
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.
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
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

Sorting out which controls do what.
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Boiler choices

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

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

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

Avoid potential boiler explosions with this safety device.
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