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What is a Barometric Damper?

One of the most misunderstood items inside a boiler room is a barometric damper. The barometric damper is used to control the draft inside a boiler. It is installed on bo...

Published on 08/13/2015 10:30 AM by Ray Wohlfarth
Posted in Steam Heating
Boiler-Safety Controls

When looking at a commercial boiler, there are many controls mounted on and around it. It reminds me of a Christmas tree with ornaments hanging from it. The function and ...

Published on 08/13/2015 10:26 AM by Ray Wohlfarth
Posted in Steam Heating
Boiler Choices

One of the choices to be made when tasked with a boiler replacement project is whether to use a condensing or standard efficiency boiler. There are several considerations...

Published on 08/13/2015 10:24 AM by Ray Wohlfarth
Posted in Steam Heating
Common Steam-Boiler-Replacement Mistakes

As we are entering the time that most commercial boiler projects are being planned and installed, I would like to share some common steam boiler oversights that I rarely ...

Published on 08/13/2015 10:20 AM by Ray Wohlfarth
Posted in Steam Heating
Four Boiler-Room Myths

Growing up with a red-haired, Irish mother, I had to learn all the Irish superstitions. The following are some of the examples: Never cross a person on the stairs in a ho...

Published on 08/13/2015 10:10 AM by Ray Wohlfarth
Posted in Steam Heating
Understanding Flame Safeguards

As I accompanied my friend from the local utility company into the boiler room, I noticed that the covers were off all the electrical boxes and wires were hanging out of ...

Published on 08/13/2015 10:02 AM by Ray Wohlfarth
Posted in Steam Heating