Choosing the Right Flow Meter – Vortex

-Robert Roda, Danbury, CT When it comes to choosing a flow meter engineers are spoiled with choices, making selection of the appropriate meter a daunting task simply due to the sheer number of possible types of measurement devices: differential-pressure, thermal mass, turbine, and vortex meters being among the most common. Vortex meters, however, offer some unique advantages and […]

Draft Controls Are Still a Critical Part of Modern Boiler Operation

New updates to our draft controllers, including the popular JC-22 model, make it an even more effective solution. Draft controls have long been an important component in boiler systems to help control negative pressure. Even though modern forced draft boilers are usually airtight, they still often need draft controls to help stabilize burners using flue gas recirculation for […]

FlexFit Retrofit – More savings, More efficiency

Made in the U.S.A., Preferred retrofits provide sustainable solutions for reducing energy costs with upgraded efficiencies. At this site in Queens, NY, one of our skilled field service engineers replaced an obsolete Honeywell RM7800 L flame safeguard/ ControLinks fuel-air combination with our FlexFit Linkageless Controller. The FlexFit controller brings linkageless control to your burner with an integrated flame safeguard […]

The Preferred Design: Waterproof Pump Set for Continuous Power

Made in the U.S.A. to support nursing homes, hospitals, nuclear power plants, mission critical and data center installations: the Preferred Waterproof / Submersible Pump Sets for diesel fired E-Gen Systems and #2 oil fired boiler applications are patented, tested, and proven for continuous operation under more than 40′ of water pressure without leak. This design allows consulting and […]

How to make “Green Hydrogen” a Viable Solution for Reducing Emissions?

To move forward with plans for development in the face of the volatility of shared natural resources, many industries are taking a closer look at alternative fuels. Hydrogen, in particular, has amassed significant attention. “Green hydrogen” is a fuel created using renewable energy, and it has proven to be a valuable asset in transportation, manufacturing, and other energy-focused […]

Modbus RTU verses Modbus TCP/IP: What’s the Difference?

-Robert Frohock, Danbury, CT See also: “I know what Modbus is, but what is BACnet?” Modbus Protocol is a messaging structure developed by Modicon. It is used to establish master-slave/client-server communication between devices. Modbus has a lot of protocol options. But the two used most are Modbus RTU (Remote Terminal Unit), serial (RS-232 or RS-485) protocol or Modbus […]