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Steam Boiler Care During The Pandemic

During this pandemic, most brewers are shut down, and no one knows when we as a country will restart. During this time, it is easy to forget about the boiler, and that co...

Published on 04/06/2020 1:27 PM by Ray Wohlfarth
Posted in Steam Heating
Steam Boiler Ratings Explained (Video)

In this video, Dan Holohan explains steam boiler ratings. When you look at a boiler manufacturer’s catalog, you’re going to see Input, D.O.E. Heating Capacity (Gross), an...

Published on 03/09/2020 2:43 PM by Dan Holohan
Posted in Steam Heating
Sizing a Boiler for a Brewery

The most important part of the brewery steam system design is to size the boiler properly. An oversized boiler can result in frequent cycling while an undersized boiler m...

Published on 02/21/2019 1:49 PM by Ray Wohlfarth
Posted in Steam Heating
Buying a Used Boiler for a Brewery

Should you buy a used boiler for your brewery?Nope, Never Ever, No way, Jose, Negative. I believe I made my point. I get it; you can save lots of money by purchasing a us...

Published on 02/21/2019 1:45 PM by Ray Wohlfarth
Posted in Steam Heating
How to Feed a Low-Pressure Steam Boiler

I once worked for the rep that sold McDonnell & Miller products in New York. They handed me a catalog on a Friday and told me that we would be the new rep the following M...

Published on 10/24/2018 11:12 AM
Posted in Steam Heating
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How to Save a Boiler's Life

It's a given these days that all boilers have low-water cutoffs and that makes me very happy because I've seen hot-water boilers explode. One involved a sand hole in a ca...

Published on 08/09/2018 7:25 PM by Dan Holohan
Posted in Steam Heating
Commercial Steam Boiler Replacement

Around the turn of the last century, Washington, D.C. was a growing metropolis. In an effort to house the burgeoning population, a building boom ensued.

Published on 12/07/2017 1:11 PM by Dan Foley
Posted in Steam Heating
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Flood Cleanup Safety Tips

The devastation caused by a flood is terrible. The effects last for months, if not years, and the toll on the flooded area is catastrophic. During the cleanup and recover...

Published on 09/06/2017 10:30 AM by Bill Wolfe
Posted in Steam Heating and Hot-Water Heating
Steam Heating System Renovation

The list of steam heating contractors who have installed a completely new steam heating system is not long. By complete, I mean boiler, piping, risers, valves and radiato...

Published on 08/23/2017 5:44 PM by Dan Foley
Posted in Steam Heating