2011 Tip Sheets
Browse through our listing of monthly tip sheets below and see how Cleaver-Brooks is helping businesses run better everyday.
All Exhaust Systems Are Not the Same
Designing stacks to provide the right amount of natural draft involves a number of factors such as a desired amount of excess combustion air. Read more.
Determining the Best Boiler to Meet Your Needs
When selecting a boiler, design, application, capacity are considered. After that, fuels, emissions and efficiency are important factors to consider for optimum system performance that affect long-term boiler operating costs. Read more.
Engineering the First Steam-Ready Industrial Watertube Boiler
Cleaver-Brooks took its past experience and proven design and combined it with new technologies to develop a steam-read, integrated, industrial watertube boiler system that reduces the overall project schedule by 30 percent. Read more.
Getting the Best Performance from Your Boiler
Boilers have a long, useful life. Many large commercial and industrial boilers operate for 25 years or more; however, inefficiencies often increase with age. Once of the best investments is to install an integrated control system on a boiler. Read more.
What You Need to Know About EPA's New Rules for Boilers
On March 21, 2011, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published rules regarding air emissions in the Federal Register. Two of the three rules pertain to boilers an are specifically designed to reduce emissions of air pollutants. Read more.
The Cost of an Oversized and Cycling Boiler
Oversized boiler/burner cycling is extremely inefficient as it exacerbates fixed losses such as radiation and convection that increase at the lower firing rates as a percent of a full input. Read more.
What You Need to Know About Water Hammer
How many times have you been in an industrial steam plant and saw steam piping moving erratically back and forth or sideways due to forces exerted within it? What you were witnessing was water hammer, and it should not be happening. Read more.
Pump Life Into That Old Steam Boiler
It is often said that once a steam boiler reaches 20 to 25 years of service, it’s worn out, outdated and ready to be replaced. In reality, this could be a very costly mistake? Read more.
Save Finite Resources and Cash Through Energy Savings
We as a nation consume over 33 quadrillion Btu's annually, which equates to over 20 million barrels of oil per day. That is 25% of the world's energy. So what do we do? Burn alternative fuels? Convert to solar, geothermal and/or nuclear? Read more.
Low Voltage Can Kill
All too often, mechanical and boiler room operators have a tendency to regard electricity as dangerous only if it’s high voltage -- anything over 115/120 volts. Read more.
Stack Temperature and Efficiency: The Relationship
Appreciating the relationship of stack temperature to boiler energy efficiency boils down to a matter of degrees Fahrenheit (F). The key is understanding the basis by which one can properly evaluate the condition. Read more.
Controlling the Burners Fuel-Air Ratio
This month, we will explore the mechanical devices that can be applied to the burner to control the fuel/air ratio, and how a higher degree of sophistication can result in better overall performance. Read more.