Boiler Monitoring Articles

  • The “Tipping” Point of High Turndown Ratios: How much of a good thing is too much?

    Boilers used for domestic water and space heating are one of the highest energy consumers in residential and commercial facilities. After the global energy crisis in the 1970s, higher fuel prices prompted the search for solutions to reduce energy consumption. Back then, conventional steam boilers were the only option available. However, these boilers were very inefficient (due in part to the ...


    By Gasmaster Industries Ltd.

  • Square lower sidewall headers in Stoker units - Case study

    Purpose Advise owners and operators of stoker-fired boilers with square lower sidewall headers to inspect these headers for possible cracking. Problem Older stoker-fired boilers, with square lower furnace sidewall headers, have experienced header cracking. These square headers have relatively thick walls. Because of their location, directly above the grates, ...


    By Dürr MEGTEC, LLC

  • Thoroughly modern installers keep on industry trend

    The ErP Directive, through its various iterations since 2009, not only places high demands on the efficiency levels of a wide range of heating products, and especially hot water storage in our homes, but also on installers to communicate the benefits of greater energy efficiency to their customers. If the target to reduce energy use by 20% by 2020 is remotely realistic, not only has product ...


    By Kingspan Water & Energy

  • Chemically Inclined: The Case for Clean Boilers

    Boiler cleaning is something most companies don’t want to think about — if boilers are working within operational limits it’s often easier to keep up with smaller preventative maintenance (PM) tasks but put off a total chemical clean ...

  • Case study - Synapsys Solutions SIP weather interface

    Synapsys scores a first for football Synapsys, the leader in developing and supplying innovative BMS communication interfaces, has scored a goal with the installation of what’s thought to be the UK’s first automated control system for under soil heating at one of the country’s most prestigious sports venues. The system is part of an intelligent, integrated ...

  • Bio Cabin Case Study

    Site background: As a result of a previously successful planning application on one of their other farms, The Hampton Estate management team agreed that biomass was the preferred fuel for this new project. The project was to build new housing including the conversion of an existing barn on the estate. Description of problem before installation: New heating system to ...


    By Ashwell Biomass Ltd

  • Steam Turbine Rotor Transient Thermo-Structural Analysis and Lifetime Prediction

    Market requirements for faster and more frequent power unit start-up events result in a much faster deterioration of equipment, and a shorter equipment lifespan. Significant heat exchange occurs between steam and turbine rotors during the start-up process and even more intensive heat exchange takes place during the condensation phase in cold start-up mode, which leads to further thermal stresses ...


    By SoftInWay Inc.

  • Case study - Be modern invest in biomass boilers

    As one of the UK’s largest fireplace manufacturers and suppliers of bathroom furniture, Be Modern is an established Group of Companies based in the North East that employs over 350 skilled workers. Established in 1964 the group supplies products across the UK to a wide and diverse customer base as well as exporting products across Europe. With over 500,000 square foot of manufacturing ...


    By Mawera (UK) Ltd

  • Attention to the use of steam boilers in the industry

    In the industry, if people need to use high-temperature steam , then the steam boiler will be used; water can be heated to a quite high temperature, and generates high-temperature steam . Steam boilers and other hot water boiler are not the same , if people want to use the steam boiler, the boiler must be certified , or else once operated wrongly , then the consequences are very terrible.  ...

  • HMS Sultan case study

    Sabien Technology has supplied 111 M2G intelligent boiler load optimisers to HMS Sultan, the home of the Defence School of Marine Engineering (DSMarE) and the Royal Naval Air Engineering and Survival School (RNAESS). CUSUM (cumulative sum) analysis of energy consumption data indicates a 12% energy saving, with a return on investment within 1.4 years. Installation of the  ...


    By Sabien Technology Ltd

  • Sabien takes pride in mod installation case study

    As part of a major energy-saving programme, Sabien’s M2G boiler load optimisation controls have been installed at 28 Ministry of Defence sites across south-east England Sabien’s M2G units were selected by PriDE, the joint venture between Interserve Defence Ltd and SSE Contracting that manages the Defence Infrastructure Organisation’s South East Regional Prime Contract. ...


    By Sabien Technology Ltd

  • BNP Paribas real estate case study

    Following the installation of Sabien’s M2G boiler controls into 20 of one of its clients’ buildings, BNP Paribas Real Estate has appointed Sabien Technology as a preferred supplier of boiler efficiency units. As a result of this appointment, Sabien’s M2G intelligent boiler load ...


    By Sabien Technology Ltd

  • LaCygne - GSG™ Graduated Straightening Grid Performance

    KCP&L’s LaCygne Generating Station provides 1,532 MW of peak power to customers from the site south of Kansas City. LaCygne Unit 1 is an 815 MW B&W cyclone boiler with Over-Fire Air (OFA) and SCR NOx controls, and the second oldest WFGD installation in the country. LaCygne Unit 2 is a 717 MW B&W PC boiler with Low NOx Burners (LNB), OFA, and ESP particulate control. ...


    By Fuel Tech, Inc.

  • Energy, exergy, thermoeconomic and sustainability analyses of a building heating system with a combi–boiler

    The energy, exergy, thermoeconomic and sustainability analyses are applied to the building heating system with a natural gas–fired combi–boiler. The building area is considered as 90 m². Furthermore, the design and analysis of the natural gas installation of the building are done. Two different methodologies (Fine–HVAC and LowEx analyses) are used for energy analyses (heat loss and demand) of the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Unity – Intelligent boiler house control case study

    Achieve efficient and cost-effective management of multiple boiler house systems with UNITY from Byworth – the next-generation of control interfaces. Offering unprecedented levels of visibility and fingertip control of every aspect of boiler house technology, UNITY was conceived and created by a team headed by Jason Atkinson; runner-up Electrical Apprentice of the Year and ...


    By Byworth Boilers

  • Copper Dragon Brewery case study

    At Byworth Boilers we have a fantastically varied mix of customers with some really interesting businesses and stories to tell. In our new feature ‘Customer Catch ups’ we are going to tell the stories behind some of these businesses, and of our working relationships with them. We  will begin by interviewing the MD of Skipton based brewery Copper Dragon, Steve ...


    By Byworth Boilers

  • Energy efficiency in U.S. manufacturing: the case of Midwest pulp and paper mills

    Rising international energy and labor costs are combining with historically low natural gas prices and improving productivity in the U.S. to create an intermittent resurgence of American manufacturing. In a 2012 survey of company decision makers, the Boston Consulting Group found that 37 percent of manufacturers with sales greater than $1 billion were planning to bring back production to the ...

  • Saving waste in the boiler house

    Burner technology has improved greatly in recent years. Older Burners had a series of cams and levers that were calibrated to provide specific amounts of air for a particular rate of firing. Being mechanical items, these wore and sometimes required calibration. They, therefore, had to be regularly serviced and calibrated. Generally, new burners use frequency controlled motors and cams to open air ...


    By EBE Engineering Ltd.

  • Co-Fire Naturally

    PRM Energy System’s Naturally Gas Cofiring Machine Your PRME Naturally produced biogas will come from biomass – not fossil fuels. Technically speaking, you will be “co-firing” gas produced by the thermal gasification of biomass. PRME’s Naturally Gas Co-firing process design is not experimental or “under development”, but has been commercially firing ...


    By PRM Energy Systems, Inc.

  • Cumulative exergetic assessment of LPFO utilised steam boilers

    This paper relates to a study on the energy and exergy resources, transfers, consumption and losses in the combustion and heat exchanging units of industrial steam boilers. Mass, energy and exergy analyses, which included the physical and chemical exergies of material streams, were used to investigate the energy resource utilisation of Low Pour Fuel Oil (LPFO) in industrial steam boilers. The ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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