Case Studies

VA Hospitals Invest in Boiler System Upgrades for Savings

By Dan Wallace See the article in Power Engineering here!           Upgrading or replacing a boiler system presents one of the most daunting and expensive challenges a large facility can undertake. When the time comes—whether the current system is outdated and inefficient or it fails outright—facility management must understand the process in order to set facility management goals and […]

Facing the Need for Boiler Upgrades

By David Bohn Read the article in Facilities Manager here! Upgrading or replacing a boiler system presents one of the most daunting and expensive challenges a large facility can undertake. When the time comes—whether the current system is outdated and inefficient or it fails outright—facility management must take the time to fully understand the process in order to […]

Doing more with less: Staying productive during major upgrades

See the published article in Power Engineering here! By David Bohn Preferred Utilities Manufacturing Corp. Given today’s skilled workforce shortage, figuring out how to get the most productivity from the fewest workers has become one of a power sector’s top challenges. How can a plant stay on top of its output requirements when finding and retaining qualified workers is so […]

Sustainable Solutions for Special Fuels

Made in the U.S.A., this project demonstrated a a sustainable, safe reclamation of waste hydrogen with high efficiency and carbon foot print reduction. An American based chemical manufacturer decided to make use of their waste hydrogen which significantly reduced their use of fossil fuel for their process steam requirements. But the customer needed the right company to deliver […]

The PCC-IV: a NEW Generation of Quality

The PCC-IV loop controller is the next generation of Preferred’s loop controllers AND upgraded technology for the entire industry. The PCC-IV is more flexible, has extensive memory, and not only replaces the Preferred PCC-III, but also can replace the Siemens Moore 352 and 353, obsolete and no longer supported starting October 2017. Preferred Utilities’s controls are just that- […]

Lessons from an Oil Spill

Last summer a facility in Texas spilled 3,500 gallons of diesel fuel intended for one of their emergency generators. The fuel was pushed up through a day tank vent, ran across their parking lot, and into a pond adjacent to their property. The clean-up team recovered about 2,100 gallons of fuel out of the pond, but at a […]

Keeping the Data Flowing

What happened the last time your house lost power? That email you were writing might have had to wait an extra half an hour, and your refrigerator might have warmed a few degrees. At most, ordinary power outages represent a minor annoyance to the home or office. The situation is different at the massive data centers of the […]

Preferred Utilities Performs Energy Retrofit on Pharmaceutical Boiler in Puerto Rico

In conjunction with Puerto Rico representative M.R. Franceschini Inc., Preferred recently replaced an existing flame safeguard and oxygen trim system with the Preferred BurnerMate Universal (BMU) system on a 500 HP boiler at a pharmaceutical plant outside of San Juan. In addition to oxygen trim, the BMU is controlling the forced draft fan variable speed drive (VSD), and […]