A Basement Odyssey: Resolving Flow Switch Hiccups in Boston

Accompanying two Fuel Oil technicians on a trip to Boston, observers witnessed the team’s effort to address a troublesome flow switch issue. Suspecting a malfunctioning switch, the trio ventured into the basement of a building, a familiar setting characterized by mustiness and dim lighting, but thankfully, devoid of critters. In the basement, Shane and Joon initiated the troubleshooting […]

A Reunion of Pumpset & Panel: A Testament to the Longevity of Quality Equipment

In a heartwarming reunion of machinery, in February we witnessed the coming together of two components that were destined to be united since their first encounter in 1997 initially sold to a Communications company in Brunswick, Maine. Sometime between then and now the pumps were needed at another location in Lewiston, Maine, and the control panel stayed in […]

Efficiency and Safety: Boiler Control Upgrade

A recent project transformed three firetube boilers with a complete control system upgrade, focusing on efficiency, safety, and reliability. Preferred’s advanced BurnerMate Universal (BMU) controllers set a new standard for boiler performance. Efficiency and Safety Upgrade: The BMU full boiler control system provided many advancements to the system, not only in efficiency but also in safety. Notable features […]

Elevating Efficiency: A Full Boiler Plant Retrofit with Preferred Instruments & Controls

In a recent project featuring Preferred instrument and control upgrades, a boiler plant retrofited three firetube boilers through the integration of BurnerMate Universal controls and a state-of-the-art plant master control panel. The master controller is the brains of the system, with advanced functionalities such as steam header pressure PID control, intelligent boiler lead/lag rotation sequencing, outdoor air temperature […]

Preferred Fuels the Future: A NYC Data Center Project Journey

In New York City, ACS has provided Preferred’s fuel oil equipment to a data center who is a repeat customer. Known for quality, durability (in the harshest conditions and even surviving natural disasters), and redundancy, Preferred’s fuel oil equipment will power emergency generators, which are the required power source for all data center applications. We’re proud to showcase […]

Smart Boiler Efficiency: The Preferred Feedwater Center

Conversations about boiler system retrofits often center around the boiler itself. They are the first to receive an upgrade to controls and instrumentation to improve efficiency and operability. But what about your feedwater system? The Preferred Feedwater Center a game-changer in improving efficiency and control in the boiler room. Energy Efficiency Starts with Intelligent Feedwater Management Many systems […]

Transforming New York City Schools: A Green Revolution Made in the U.S.A.

These schools are proving that change begins within our communities. By adopting eco-friendly technologies and sustainable practices, they are not only reducing their environmental impact but also inspiring others to follow suit. Two New York City schools are leading the way towards a greener future, one burner at a time. Thanks to the solutions provided by Analytical & […]

New Representation in New Jersey and Tri-State!

We are announcing a significant change in our Northern New Jersey representation! We are partnering with Analytical & Combustion Systems Inc. as our Factory Authorized and Approved reseller for Preferred Utilities Equipment, Parts, and Service in the Tri-State Region! 🏙️ Trusted Partnerships: NYC Housing Authority & NYC Schools Preferred Utilities is honored to have the New York City […]

PID Loops in Boiler Control Systems Part 4: Practical Tuning Techniques

Now that the PID components and type structures have been examined, Let’s get into the process of fine-tuning a PID loop. It is important to remember that in a real-world setting there are many variables that must be accounted for such as the plant process load variations, transmitter calibration and range scaling, control valve stroke, fuel supply pressures, […]