W. N. Best

Free Tools for Design Engineers Available Right on Our Site

Boiler Specification configurator and Revit drawings are now available to make boiler room design fast and accurate. Earlier this month, we officially announced the addition of a free collection of online tools to make it easier for boiler room designers to create accurate plans for their critical boiler projects. With a century of boiler room experience, we’ve consolidated […]

Boiler System 101: The Advantages of Full System Integration

Danbury, CT – A boiler system functions as a critical component to the continuous operation of a facility.  It is important to maintain safe, reliable, and efficient operation while minimizing any downtime of the boiler system to prevent disruption of operation and significant loss. A boiler system consists of many sub-systems working in harmony – the boiler, the burner and its controls, boiler […]

Five Considerations for Pumping and Storing Liquid Biofuels

-Dan Wallace, Danbury, CT Why do you need to know about biofuel handling? End users, governments, and private enterprises are looking for ways to reduce carbon emissions while minimizing capital equipment costs, and the equipment impacted ranges from backup diesel generators to industrial boilers. While the customer needs for this fuel are becoming more pronounced, third party testing […]

Watchdog Circuits in Burner Management

-Howard Wells, Preferred Utilities, Danbury, CT Introduction Have you ever seen a PLC-based burner management system and wondered “Why are the inputs turning on and off every few seconds?” This “flashing” of the inputs is a type of error checking for the PLC discrete input channels and is required by NFPA 85 for all non-SIL3 rated PLC-based burner […]

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 […]