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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 […]

Keeping ‘Essential Services’ Running

This complete burner and controls retrofit from Preferred was installed an existing watertube boiler at an “essential services” corporation in the Midwest.  In partnership with Simoneau Sterling, Preferred Special Combustion Engineering, a division of Preferred Utilities Manufacturing Corporation, provided critical combustion engineering services, and products to meet the clients Emission Reduction, Energy Efficiency, and Sustainability Goals. Excellent project […]

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 […]

Preferred’s Webinars for Stay-at-Home

Due to the stay-at-home mandates, education and engagement has moved even more to online platforms. In an effort to provide valuable information and resources to clients, colleagues, and friends during a time where many people are getting their only interaction virtually, we launched a “Weekly Webinar” series, drawing from years of knowledge and experience across our company. Our […]

Free Online Tools Helping Critical Healthcare Facilities

Free online tool for designing reliable generator systems now available for vital healthcare facilities, for whom a power outage could be catastrophic Connecticut-based Preferred Utilities Manufacturing offers software solution to senior care institutions and nursing homes already under pressure by mandatory COVID-19 quarantines DANBURY, Conn., April 2, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Read the article here. In times of widespread uncertainty, the dependability […]

Tips and Tricks for Proper Feedwater Control

1. Feedwater Valve Selection: Although the feedwater valve must be designed so that it will flow the required water for full boiler steaming capacity, the flow rate from blowdown and the relief valves opening must also be factored into the sizing of the feedwater flow control valve. It is important not to oversize the valve too much to accommodate blowdown and pressure relief. A […]