Preferred Instruments

How NYC’s Department of Education Gained Control of Its Faulty Boiler Fans

Could an innovative control make outdated equipment work like its modern counterparts? Read the article in Today’s Boiler here. New York City regulates the size and efficiency of draft fans in most large physical plants and municipal properties, but the NYC Department of Education was struggling to meet those guidelines. The department utilized old, outdated boilers that were […]

Emissions Reduction Strategy at Leading University

Made in the U.S.A. to meet aggressive emissions reduction and sustainability goals with ENSYN Renewable Fuel Oil (RFO, made from sustainably sourced wood waste), this prominent New England university chose Preferred’s burner, and combustion controls design solution for this one of three (two in the future) boiler upgrades. Pictured below is a fuel skid for RFO. The Preferred Ranger API-RF burner, mounted […]

Touchscreens for Boiler Room Efficiency, Safety, and Analytics

Made in the U.S.A., Preferred believes the best products are the quality products. We routinely revisit our equipment for updates and improvement. Our latest improvement, the updated graphics and features on our controls touchscreens, provides better value to the end user as well as a much more intuitive and consequently safe experience for the boiler room staff. Learn […]

Yeshiva University: Making Aging Boiler Infrastructure More Efficient and Easier to Operate

Published in Engineered Systems here. Yeshiva University in New York City was hindered by an obsolete burner system that was expensive to operate and prone to downtime. Administrators recently approved the installation of a breakthrough, energy-saving control system on one of their many industrial combustion (IC) burners. A large reduction in burner fan speed was immediately apparent, which […]

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 […]

Stack Design and Draft Control Webinar

Join our webinar and live Q&A session with on Thursday, July 30th at 2 PM ET for a discussion on successfully applying Stack Design & Draft Control in your boiler room. Although draft control has always been an important part of the boiler room, its function has changed with burner technology. Today’s energy efficient and low NOx burners are sensitive to draft […]

The Importance of Sensing Lines to Performance of Boiler Room Instrumentation

-By David Eoff Sensing lines are everywhere in the modern plant, whether it be a boiler plant, refinery, chemical plant, or water treatment plant. Often the instrumentation problems that stump operators, contractors, and sometimes full-time service technicians are related to how sensing lines are installed and maintained. We’re going to examine some of the most common instruments that […]