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Boiler Maintenance You SHOULD be doing!

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Your boilers have needs too, are you paying them enough attention?  As silly as that sounds, it’s true.  Think about, your operating something that takes gas, adds air, lights in on fire to produce a ~2,000oF flame, fires that flame down a tube surrounded by water (or past tubes filled with water), to take water…

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Superior Boiler Announces New Watertube Representative for the Carolinas

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March 14, 2019 HUTCHINSON, Kan. (March 14, 2019) – Superior Boiler’s Watertube Division, based in Richmond, Virginia, announced today that W.C. Rouse & Son has been named an authorized representative for all products manufactured at Superior’s facility. “We’re extremely pleased and excited to have W.C. Rouse & Son join our growing sales representative network,” said Nick…

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Real, High Turndown Condensing Boilers

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There are many articles written about and we’ve previously covered, the limitations of high turndown, condensing boilers (just Google “turndown & condensing boilers”).  If you haven’t read any of those articles, here is a brief summary: Turndown Ratio is the ratio of the lowest firing rate of a boiler to its high fire rate. i.e….

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Pumps? Yes, We Do Those Too!

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W.C. Rouse & Son is very well know for larger industrial steam boilers and boiler room accessories – we’ve been providing and servicing that type of equipment for more than 70 years!  But, did you know we can also help with Hydronic Accessory needs?  Added to our current boiler and boiler room accessory, water heaters,…

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Payback and LCCA – DON’T BE MISLED

Often, in our industry, we are requested to complete a Life Cycle Cost Analysis sheet or provide a payback estimate for new boiler-room equipment or efficiency boosting upgrades.  We pride ourselves on being as accurate as possible with these estimates – one of our Core Values is Integrity Over Profit.  You’re using these estimates to…

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What is the Best Type of Boiler?

W.C. Rouse & Son represents almost all boiler-types.  We have experience applying and servicing all boiler types, including; steam, hot water, condensing, steam generators and more.  We have more than 300 years of combined experience, in house.  We know boilers and how to apply them.  So, what is the best type of boiler? We cannot…

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Poor Combustion Waste Money

Poor Combustion Waste Money Proper combustion is safer and saves you money.  In this article we will review the basics of combustion, explain the difference between good and poor combustion and share an example of the economic impact for your plant.  Proper boiler service and routine maintenance ensures your boiler is operating at peak efficiency,…

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7 Things You Should Know About Safety Shower Systems

1.) Release Time -The shower system must provide hands-free activation within one second or less and must remain open until manually closed. Quick activation is necessary because injuries could become more severe if not tended to immediately. The seconds after an injury occurs are a critical point in time where action needs to take place…

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Flexible-Tube Condensing Boiler

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The Flexible-Tube Condensing Boiler Long Life, High Efficiency The Flexible-Tube design has been in use for more than 100 years.  It has proven to be rugged, reliable and efficient.  The originator of the Flexible-Tube design, Bryan Boilers, in partnership with Thermal Solutions has created the next generation of condensing boilers, with the Free-Flex and Arctic…

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Hubbell – W.C. Rouse is More Than Just Big Boilers

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We rightfully have a reputation for larger steam boilers, they’re what we do and we’re good at them. But did you know, we also provide the best solutions for industrial and commercial water heating? Hubbell Water Heaters has a well-deserved reputation for durability.  Their unique Hydrastone lining, last longer, stands up to higher temperatures and…

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