In our first couple of blog posts, we took a look at feed water, the chemistry of that water and how it transforms in low pressure steam boilers due to it being concentrated or cycled. We also saw its scaling and corrosivity potential and this affects both steam boilers and hot water heat systems or […]
Low Pressure Steam Boiler Water Treatment: Understanding Boiler Water Treatment, Testing, Management and Cleaning
Treating and Testing your boiler and what we look for and what we use. As you saw in our previous blog about understanding NYC feed water and what happens to it in your Low-Pressure Steam Boiler, we saw this water carries impurities that concentrate and will need to be controlled and their potential effects mitigated.
Understanding Boiler Water Chemistry Introduction: Low pressure steam boilers are widely used in commercial and residential buildings, schools, and processes in New York City to generate heat or steam to heat hot water in coils. However, without proper water treatment, steam boilers can fall foul of numerous issues that impede their efficiency and reliability. In
This apartment building in Manhattan was in dire need of help. Controlled Combustion provided the mobile oil tank to restore heat.
Boiler Room Flood Damage Repairs Throughout the night of September 1st, 2021, New York City was hit with record-breaking rainfall and heavy winds. The rainstorm was the remnants of Hurricane Ida and caused devastating floods and damage across the city. It was the first time that New York City had issued a flash flood emergency
Atmospheric Corrosion Atmospheric corrosion is an abnormal operating condition that is characterized into four levels. Levels one and two will not result in a disapproved Local Law 152 inspection; however, if the corrosion is not properly addressed in a timely manner, the repercussions will be costly repairs and prolonged gas shutdowns in your building. As
Gas leaks are one of the most hazardous abnormal operating conditions, and they present an immediate danger when they occur. Many different reasons can bring about a gas leak. Improper installations, atmospheric corrosion, inadequately supported piping, and failure to protect the pipes from physical impacts are some of the abnormal operating conditions that can eventually
A firetube boiler provides a large heating surface area from its composition of many small, heated tubes within the boiler. These types of boilers do require regular maintenance to maximize their efficiency. This maintenance includes both preventative and corrective. When an issue arises, our goal is to get your boiler back online efficiently and promptly.
A firetube boiler is a boiler where hot flue gas passes through the tubes set within the water vessel. The burner fires through the blast tube, generating heat throughout the firetubes. The generated heat flows through the tubes and heats the surrounding water by way of convection. Like with any heating equipment, there are potential
Did you know that valves require exercising, including those in your boiler room? For most valves, exercising is fully opening and fully closing a valve. The purpose of this simple exercise is to dislodge corrosion or sediment that will ultimately cause it to seize. Regular exercising should be part of your boiler room maintenance to