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When a Steam Trap fails to open »

Volume 6/ Issue 3/ October 2019 When a steam trap fails to open, and allows live steam to pass by, it is easy, and convenient to ignore symptoms or place on our never-ending list of “things to do.” After all, what harm is it besides wasting little energy that cost a few bucks? The boiler

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How to manage a broader range of pressure? »

Volume 6/ Issue 3/ October 2019 The well-known Domestic Pumps from Xylem can handle up to 212ºF of boiling condensate, without cavitating, without vapor locking and in many cases even without elevating the tank. Units will do their job and transfer the condensate back to the boiler room, or to the boiler itself. The condensate

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Switch to Domestic Pump »

Volume 6/ Issue 2/ August 2019 Float switches are very important part of Domestic Pump units. They perform variety of functions for both condensate return and boiler feed units. The switches are operated by the movement of the water level in the tank. They include electrical and mechanical parts. The electrical part is in a

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Why residential hot water boilers need LWCO’s? »

Volume 6/ Issue 2/ August 2019 There are both legal, and practical considerations that create the need to install mechanical or electronic low water cut-off (LWCO) control on a residential hot water boiler. From the legal side, jurisdictions have adopted codes which state when an LWCO must be installed, while the practical side is based

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How much water should a steam heating system need? »

Volume 6/ Issue 1/ April 2019 With steam heating systems, you can count on one thing: They will always need feed water. How much water they need depends a lot on the system’s age and condition, but the feeding process never ends. Where does the water go? It leaves the system by evaporation, through leaky

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Can a Domestic condensate pump produce vacuum? »

Volume 6/ Issue 1/ April 2019 Yes it can. If you are interested to know more, please read on. In addition to transferring condensate, one application for the Domestic Pump is to move air out of the way of the heating steam within a vacuum heating system. The advantages that come with vacuum systems are:

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The Domestic Workforce »

Volume 5/ Issue 3/ December 2018 Is the brain more important, or the heart? Last time, we covered the controls of Domestic Pump units. Now it’s time to look at the heart of Domestic condensate handling equipment – their pumps and motor assemblies. Domestic pumps are base components in the Domestic steam condensate handling equipment.

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10 Reasons why steam heated buildings heat unevenly »

Volume 5/ Issue 3/ December 2018 1. The system can’t vent fast enough. If you can’t evacuate air from the system, steam can’t enter. It’s very important to vent the system quickly, to allow the steam travel to all radiators. Main vents are vital to the proper distribution of steam, so make sure to check

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Hoffman Specialty Temperature Regulator Series 1140/1141 »

Volume 5/ Issue 2/ August 2018 Temperature regulators adjust the flow of steam or liquids to control the temperature of a fluid in heating or cooling equipment. Typical applications include: • Large storage tanks that change temperature gradually • Shell and tube heaters that require instant response • Steam tables • Oil preheaters • Sterilizing

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Say “no” to suction strainers for condensate return and boiler feed units »

Volume 5/ Issue 2/ August 2018 Condensate return and boiler feed unit specifications frequently call for a strainer to catch particles that could damage pumps. Basket strainers or “Y” strainers are equally effective, as long as they’re properly located and maintained. Suction strainers, on the other hand, aren’t a good idea. They made sense in

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