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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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Take control »

Volume 5/ Issue 2/ August 2018 The core elements of a condensate handling unit include the collection tank, the pumps and the controls. Domestic Pump’s factory-built, tested and warrantied “Consolitrol” control panel helps these elements work in harmony and communicate effectively with users. The “Consolitrol” panel handles an array of applications to power the pumps,

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Typical boiler feed unit discharge piping arrangements »

Volume 5/ Issue 1/ May 2018 The following is a discussion of some of the more common discharge piping arrangements applied to boiler feed pumps. As previously discussed, use of a feed pump provides a reserve to feed the boiler, even when condensate is slow to return from the system. The economy of reusing treated

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What is the normal water line in a steam boiler? »

Volume 5/ Issue 1/ May 2018 All boiler manufacturers identify the “normal water line” in their instruction manuals. It is typically denoted as “NWL,” and describes the height in inches from the bottom of the boiler upto this line. By not paying attention to the NWL, you can set yourself up for a whole lot

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Boiler maintenance can heat up your sales »

Volume 4/ Issue 3/ December 2017 Funny how the people who change their smoke detector batteries every year and car oil every 3,000 miles let their boilers go year after year without even a thought of preventive maintenance. Then the boiler breaks down in the middle of winter, and you get an emergency phone call.

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