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Sixty year old Preferred burners upgraded in NYC Schools

Preferred is making New York City Schools compliant with Local Law 87 and providing a sustainable future with emission reduction and high efficiency improvements that can be made on the current burner without expensive upgrades or future installations. We offer solutions with peace-of-mind that our facilities will always be able to comply with new and evolving environmental regulations […]

Plant Engineering Series: Fuel Oil Systems Demystified

To break down the components of a reliable and regulatory-compliant fuel oil system, we combined our wealth of engineering knowledge and experience into the Fuel Oil Systems Demystified. From Tank and Header design to Pump Head calculations, Leak Detection and Filtration, Preferred leverages its century of industry know-how in a comprehensive reference sheet for Fuel Oil gurus. Commons […]

Auto-Calibrate: the Next Gen of Opacity Monitoring

At Preferred, we are constantly looking for the next improvement, addressing issues in the industry for better tech and better safety practices and equipment. This makes our boiler rooms better and our facility managers more efficient and safe. To that end, the updated Opacity Monitor JC-30D-EZ now comes standard with a new feature: Auto-Calibrate. The commonly code-required opacity […]

Preferred’s Draft Control revives NYC Boiler rooms

Made in the U.S.A., this Staten Island retrofit installation leveraged Preferred’s draft control strategy to INCREASE energy efficiency SAVINGS, meet tightening NYC regulations, and modernize an aging boiler infrastructure with minimal cost to the facility! Pictured here is the JC-22-PL2-1006 linear draft actuator and Draft Range Differential Pressure Switch JC-22-HDPCO-8 that are used to optimally control the boilers […]

Preferred Celebrates 100 Years in Business

Read the Press Release online here! Preferred Utilities Manufacturing Corporation, a Connecticut-based maker of engineered fuel oil equipment and systems including boilers, burners, and controls, is celebrating its 100th anniversary this month. In 1920, brothers Gerald and Richard Bohn, who were oil heating engineers by trade, anticipated the need for equipment and accessories designed for the burgeoning oil […]