Boiler Industry Articles, White Papers & Viewpoints

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  • Seven Telltale Signs Your Boiler Needs to Be Replaced

    March 18, 2016

    It is not uncommon for property owners or facility managers to wait until a boiler completely breaks down before replacing the unit. To make things worse, these types of failures happen when there is real need for heat (for instance, a very cold day) and since the failure is unexpected, there are rarely emergency funds allocated to fix the problem.

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  • Low Cost Boiler Monitoring Service

    March 10, 2016

    American Boiler Company & EI Associates to Develop Low Cost Remote Boiler Monitoring Service. The new service called provides an alternative to the "24 Hour Rule" requiring on-site boiler operators for boiler plants larger than 100HP (4,000,000 BTU). It is designed to fully comply with existing boiler code and boiler operator regulatory requirements.

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  • Mobile Boilers Successfully Cross Hudson River!

    January 11, 2016

    For the past year, American Boiler Company has been laying the groundwork for its expansion into the NYC market. All the preparation and administrative filings finally culminated in a dramatic nighttime transport of a 600 HP boiler over the George Washington Bridge on a chilly night in January.

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  • How to Recover a Flooded Boiler

    December 12, 2013

    You never know when Mother Nature will hit and cause massive damage to your facility, like last year's Hurricane Sandy. If you think your boiler might be flooded, here's what you should do.

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  • Alloy Pipes In Boiler Tubes

    October 4, 2013

    Boilers typically contain tubes made of alloy steel, a material that stands up well in the machine’s high-pressure, high-temperature environment. Learn more about them in this article.

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  • How to Convert an Oil Burner to a Gas Burner

    April 3, 2013

    While converting an oil burner to a gas burner is not necessarily a long process, it’s one that requires specific steps to complete properly. One of the most important steps is contacting a company such as American Boiler Company to professionally assist you with the process. Here we’ll break down the steps for you and discuss how American Boiler Company can help.

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  • ABC Integrates Effective System Across 3 Properties

    March 4, 2013

    In the past years, American Boiler Company has successfully completed three major projects that primarily involved boiler replacement for a distinguished real estate company, namely Alpha Property Management. These multi-family apartment projects feature the installation of new Fulton Vantage Boilers to replace Scotch Marine boilers.

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  • Laars Pennant Hot Water Boilers- Go Green

    February 22, 2013

    Green living is more than just a trend these days. It has even pervaded practices within corporations that now see the major advantages of operating in a more environmentally-friendly manner. One of the most recognized products when it comes to green heating systems is the Laars Pennant Hot Water Boiler which continuously promotes this sustainable ideal.

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  • Repairing Your Risers During The Off-Season

    February 13, 2013

    Risers play a crucial part in commercial boiler operations. In order for boilers to function properly, the circulation of water and steam must be effectively carried out. When the flow of water and steam is blocked, overheating occurs, resulting in a damaged boiler and operational failure. Risers are tubes that connect the mud (lower drum) to the steam (upper drum). As the water heats, the risers carry water and steam to the steam drum, where an outlet is present.

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  • Spring Boiler Cleaning-Eliminate Stress, Avoid The Rush

    February 7, 2013

    Industrial boiler maintenance requires diligence and planning ahead to ensure smooth sailing throughout the year. That’s why proper boiler maintenance is considered a standard procedure for a company to ensure that operational interruptions are prevented. Spring boiler cleaning in particular is recommended for commercial boilers, since disruption to operations can mean significant loss of income when boiler breakdowns and accidents occur.

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  • Never Worry about DEP Compliance Again

    October 26, 2012

    Due to recent changes in the State of New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s air quality regulations, many businesses and organizations which had not previously been required to report to the DEP are now required to do so. As of 2012, anyone operating a boiler of 5 million BTU or more is required to submit a compliance report annually.

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  • The ABCs of School and University Boiler Maintenance

    September 13, 2012

    It isn’t exactly news that schools have to accomplish a great deal with very little. Our schools are entrusted with teaching and nurturing the next generation in a safe environment. An important part of maintaining a safe and comfortable environment is keeping your boiler system properly maintained.

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  • The Only Way to Install an HB Smith Cast Iron Sectional Boiler

    August 28, 2012

    They don’t call Smith Cast Iron Boilers “A Legend in Heating” for nothing. Smith Cast Iron Boilers are widely regarded for producing boilers that are durable and efficient. Ask anyone familiar with boilers, and they’ll tell you that Smith Cast Iron Boilers are built to last, giving year after year of dependable service.

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  • Why You Should ALWAYS Use ASME-Certified Welders

    August 13, 2012

    Whatever type of facility you are responsible for maintaining, be it a school, a business, an apartment complex, or a factory, you should always use ASME-certified welders to perform all of your welding jobs. This is especially important for boilers and other equipment which requires welds to be able to withstand high pressure and heat.

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  • 5 Reasons to Switch to a Combined Heat and Power System

    June 27, 2012

    A combined heat and power system produces both heat and electricity from one fuel source. It gives you the ability to produce your own electricity on-site, as opposed to purchasing it from a local utility company. There are a number of advantages to a combined heat and power system, including the incentives provided by the state of New Jersey for switching your current system.

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  • Help – I Need an Emergency Boiler Rental!

    June 21, 2012

    Even with the most stringent maintenance and servicing, there may come a time when your facility needs an emergency boiler rental. Commercial boiler emergencies are a fairly normal occurrence which most building owners will encounter at one time or another. This article will discuss what you should expect, as well as information on when emergency rental is necessary.

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  • New Options For Energy Savings Emerging In New Jersey

    May 17, 2012

    The stunning collapse of SREC prices in New Jersey has revealed the speculative nature of photovoltaic solar systems for commercial property owners. Less than a year ago, SRECs – the tradable certificates that solar operators are issued for generating 1,000 kWh of electricity – were selling for over $650 each.

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  • Boiler Repair: Preventative Maintenance 101

    May 7, 2012

    It goes without saying that facility maintenance personnel should be aware of basic preventive maintenance measures for the commercial and industrial boilers they service. Yet, given the demands of the profession and changing technologies, even the most diligent maintenance personnel can sometimes overlook the fundamentals of boiler maintenance.

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  • Boiler Maintenance: 5 Warning Signs That You May Be in Trouble

    April 27, 2012

    Regular, professional boiler maintenance is crucial to prolonging the life of your equipment and ensuring its efficiency. Consistent maintenance saves building owners from frequent and costly repair charges and can help sustain a boiler’s longevity. As whole, boiler usage accounts for almost half of all commercial and industrial energy bills.

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  • What You Need to Know When Purchasing an Industrial Boiler

    April 4, 2012

    Choosing the best quality industrial boiler is essential for large businesses. However, there are a lot of things that owners should consider in order to meet building boiler requirements. They should also think about their resources and budget, and understand that not all expensive and advanced boiler models are best for all buildings.

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  • Who Else Wants to Convert to Gas Heat?

    February 22, 2012

    Heating oil prices are on the rise, and many facilities are starting to recognize the advantages of oil to gas conversion for their boilers. A combined heat and power system can also save your building a lot of money.

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  • Ultimate Off-Season Boiler Maintenance Tips

    February 8, 2012

    With spring fast approaching, you should start to think about boiler maintenance. Preventative boiler maintenance is vital in keeping your boiler running as efficiently as possible. Boiler maintenance consists of a few easy practices to ensure your boiler stays in tiptop shape:

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  • The Secret about High Efficiency Condensing Boilers

    February 1, 2012

    High efficiency boilers can help with boiler energy saving in a number of ways. Here we look at the associated costs, how and why they’re more efficient and the additional equipment needed to run a high efficiency boiler. Energy saving is becoming more important as we strive for a greener, more sustainable world.

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  • Boiler Conversion Oil to Gas

    January 30, 2012

    Many commercial properties are recognizing the benefits of oil to gas boiler conversion and how it’s both safer and more cost effective. When it comes to boiler conversion, oil to gas seems to be the trend, and it can save you a lot of money on your energy costs.

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  • Commercial Boiler Investments Pay for Themselves

    January 18, 2012

    If you’re considering updating your current commercial boiler or installing a new one, you want to invest in something which will end up paying for itself many times over. Here, we look at ways you can get the most out of your commercial boiler room investments.

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  • Combined Heat and Power System: Can it Save You Money?

    January 11, 2012

    When updating their current boiler systems, many commercial buildings are looking at a combined heat and power system. A combined heat and power system uses a single fuel source to generate two kinds of energy. Commonly, this means a natural gas turbine creates hot water and electricity.

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  • Five Common Pitfalls that Affect Boiler Efficiency

    January 6, 2012

    Boiler efficiency is affected by and related to many things – the age of your boiler, the size, and even the controls it uses. American Boiler Company can help your building increase its boiler efficiency by helping you recognize these common pitfalls.

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  • Commercial Boilers: Tips for a Long & Happy Life

    December 3, 2011

    Now that winter is drawing to a close, residential and commercial buildings will soon be switching their heating systems off and their air conditioning systems on. This is the ideal time of year to begin preparing your boiler for the next heating season assuring the building that the boiler will continue to operate at peak efficiency which translates into meaningful dollar savings.

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  • Keeping Your Boiler Efficient All Year Long

    December 2, 2011

    Now that winter is drawing to a close, residential and commercial buildings will soon be switching their heating systems off and their air conditioning systems on. This is the ideal time of year to begin preparing your boiler for the next heating season assuring the building that the boiler will continue to operate at peak efficiency which translates into meaningful dollar savings.

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  • Maintaining & Servicing Commercial Oil Boilers

    December 1, 2011

    To get consistent, reliable operation from a commercial oil-fired boiler, it must be monitored and serviced on a regular basis. The best boiler will turn into a hunk of metal or become a dangerous vessel if it doesn’t get the attention it needs. Two boiler experts provided their ideas on the frequency and requirements for servicing commercial boilers.

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