W. N. Best

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 […]

60 Years later Preferred Rotary Tech Performs

These twin 1960 Preferred Utilities Rotary cup, forced draft burners, have been meticulously maintained and retrofitted over the years to provide over 60 years of continuous service to this NYC school location. We love partnering with facilities that take such pride in their boiler room, their equipment, and preventative maintenance. After serving as their combustion engineering and technical […]

New England University pursues Sustainability goals with Preferred strategy

To meet aggressive Emissions Reduction and Sustainability goals with Renewable Fuel Oil (RFO), this New England university chose a Preferred burner and combustion controls for it’s (1) of (3) boiler upgrades. One of the pictures below shows a fuel skid for RFO testing. The Ranger API-RF burner installed here has a 3-fuel setup, involving natural gas with 9ppm NOx, Oil with 90ppm […]