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Preferred’s Capabilities

Do you know all of Preferred’s capabilities? Our products include fuel oil handling systems and components, boiler instrumentation and controllers, high quality burners and nuclear power plant outage reduction tools and component parts. Continuous research and development is applied to our existing products and is helping us to lead the industry with new and innovative power plant solutions. […]

Exceeding the Competition

The Coen “AC” valve has been nearly irreplaceable because of it complicated, characterized design and expense – until now! As just one of its capabilities, the Preferred Voluvalve directly replaced and exceeded the performance of the Coen “AC” valve at this recent project site. The Voluvalve can be made to drop in as a direct replacement for a […]

Special Combustion project for another American based manufacturer

Pictured: one of two Preferred Special Combustion burners and control cabinets to be installed at an American steel manufacturer in Ohio, and utilized on twin super heaters used in the steel manufacturing process. The burners, atmospheric element style heaters, use stoichiometric combustion to produce heat input for the super heater. The Preferred UV Self-Checking Quanta-Flame Scanner monitors the flame. […]

The PSCE Complete Package Factor

A high efficiency and very “green” 50 KPPH Packaged Burner System about to ship out to one of the world’s largest privately held companies.  Preferred Special Combustion Engineering (PSCE) provides a complete package combustion system for new or OEM watertube boiler projects. A complete packaged burner system (including controls) all from one source will optimizes burner to boiler […]

Countdown to 2020 Emissions Deadlines!

Advances in bio fuel and combustion control technology can help New England colleges and universities meet the 2020 emissions reduction goals of the President’s Climate Leadership Commitments, signed in 2007. Preferred Utilities is advancing environmental combustion technology on several fronts with burner and control equipment that use renewable fuels, and ultra-High efficency technology which reduce greenhouse gas emissions […]

Emergency Generator System Solutions!

Preferred’s products and online tools can help Florida nursing homes and assisted-living facilities (ALF) meet state proposed fuel storage legislation. After emergencies during and following Hurricane Irma, B 7028 and HB 7099 made permanent rules that require every nursing home and ALF in Florida to have emergency generators, keeping residents safe and their facilities functional at least until help […]

The Three T’s of Combustion

Most of us benefit from some sort of combustion every day. Whether for the release of heat or the expansion of gas to perform work, this special category of oxidation is probably the most widely-used chemical reaction in our daily lives. Like most chemical reactions, there are parameters that need to be present not only for the reaction to take […]

Linkage to Linkageless Retrofit Solution: less time & waste, more savings & control

Preferred is bringing something BIG to the industry!  Tired of fuel and electric waste? Want a more reliable system that also meets strict emissions standards? You know you need to upgrade, but the installation time and expense of a modern linkageless control system often just isn’t plausible…Until now. Preferred’s new flexible solution dramatically cuts the cost and time […]