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What to Do When Your Boiler is Leaking – is it an Emergency?

What to Do When Your Boiler is Leaking - is it an Emergency

A boiler on your commercial property can be damaged depending on how you maintain and use it. When a boiler starts leaking, it may indicate an issue that requires immediate attention.  But what steps do you take when your boiler starts leaking? Many people often wonder whether they should treat a leaking boiler as an…

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How Can I Increase The Efficiency Of My Boiler?

How Can I Increase the efficiency of my boiler

Boilers use gas or oil to combustion to create heat and generate steam or hot water. The steam or hot water is used to carry the energy of the boiler throughout a facility for use in process or comfort heating. In essence, boiler maintenance determines your unit’s efficiency. You can enjoy lower bills with a…

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How Low Water Cut-Offs Improve Boiler Room Safety

how low water cut offs improve boiler safety

Steam boilers have two main safety devices: primary (LWCO) and auxiliary low water cut-off (ALWCO) switches. Water in the boiler should always remain at the normal operating water level (NWL). The low water cut-off switches are set below the NWL.  The exact position below NWL varies, depending on boiler construction, but is set such that…

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Essential Spare Parts to Keep in Your Boiler Room

essential spare parts to keep in your boiler room

Keeping in-house boiler spare parts is a great way to avoid downtime and costly overnight shipping. Even well-maintained boilers do break down sometimes and often during the worst times.  This post will list critical pieces of spare equipment that you should consider having on-site.  Flame Detector A flame detector is a crucial control and safety…

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Why is Your Boiler Short Cycling? Common Causes and How to Fix Them

Why is Your Boiler Short Cycling Common Causes and How to Fix Them

Commercial boilers are commonly used for a variety of facilities. These systems are typically energy-efficient, provide steam or hot water for use in processes or for heating, and tend to outlast other systems. But just as with any system, boilers don’t last forever. Even with proper maintenance, boilers can experience unexpected issues that can disrupt…

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How Often Should a Boiler be Inspected? (+ More FAQs)

How Often are Boiler Inspections

It’s important for boiler owners and operators to establish a regular inspection schedule for their equipment. How often your boiler should be inspected depends on a variety of factors, but there are general guidelines that can help you develop an appropriate plan.  Knowing when to have your boiler checked can help ensure its safe and…

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Boiler Repair or Replace – Which is Best?

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Numerous buildings rely on a commercial boiler as part of an HVAC system for heat. A properly working commercial boiler is essential to ensure temperatures don’t get too cold inside the building. Numerous manufacturing companies rely on boilers to produce hot water or steam that is required in their processes.  Without the supply of steam…

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Modular Boiler Systems

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Modular watertube boilers are an innovative concept from Superior Boiler: delivered by truck, ready to assemble, start-up and commission. Features Fully modular skidded assembly Includes boiler, controls, deaerator, feedwater pumps & water treatment system Enclosure complete with all interconnecting wiring and piping Can be commissioned in 2 weeks after placement on pad Capacities starting from…

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You Should do These, Routinely, for Your Boiler’s Health

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We’ve talked before about the importance of a routine.  When it comes to protecting your investment and ability to maintain production, heat, steam for sterilization or anything else that requires your boiler to be at its best, routine is vital. The following is a list of suggested activities you can take, to take care of…

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Project Highlight – Regional Medical Center

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The Challenge: a boiler room designed to contain three 125HP boilers and a simple feed tank needed to be brought up to current standards.  The hospital’s ownership evaluated the state of the facilities steam generating equipment and found them to be unsafe, inefficient, out-of-date, and close to the end of their useful lifespan.  Beyond being safer…

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