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Safety While Working On and Around Boilers

Safety While Working On and Around Boilers

Industrial boilers are invaluable, indispensable tools at plants, refineries, and other industrial sites. Over the years great advances have been made in the safety and dependability of industrial boilers. However, despite these advances, it still comes down to work crews, technicians, foremen, and supervisors to ensure that the proper care…
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The Critical Stages of a Boiler Baghouse Refurbishment

The Critical Stages of a Boiler Baghouse Refurbishment

When it is time to change out the filter bags in a boiler baghouse, also known as baghouse refurbishment, there are three distinct phases. The first phase is the pre-outage phase during which time preliminary preparations must be taken. The second phase is the outage itself during which time the…
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The Role of A Baghouse In Boilers

The Role of A Baghouse In Boilers

Discussions of boilers often revolve around the type of boiler, its combustion system, water and steam system, or the application it has in a given industry or process. This is very understandable because certainly these aspects do form the core of a boiler’s function. However, another important aspect of boilers…
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The Integral Components of A Boiler

The Integral Components of A Boiler

Boilers are sophisticated pieces of equipment which have evolved considerably since their first invention and implementation. Massive progress has been made in terms of efficiency, pressure and temperature capabilities, and safety. These advances have come as a result of innovation in the key systems and integral component parts of the…
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How Boilers Are Used in Power Generation: Turbines

How Boilers Are Used in Power Generation: Turbines

In the first article in this series about how boilers are used for power generation we looked at their combustion system and how they extract stored energy from a fuel source. In this article we will take a closer look at their core function: boiling water into steam. It is…
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How Boilers Are Used in Power Generation: Water and Steam

How Boilers Are Used in Power Generation: Water and Steam

In the first article in this series about how boilers are used for power generation we looked at their combustion system and how they extract stored energy from a fuel source. In this article we will take a closer look at their core function: boiling water into steam. Boiling water…
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How Boilers Are Used in Power Generation: The Combustion System

How Boilers Are Used in Power Generation: The Combustion System

Industrial boilers are an integral part of the U.S. power generation system. They are literally responsible for keeping the lights on for millions of Americans all across the nation. Boilers accomplish this crucial task indirectly by way of converting the stored energy found in a fuel source into thermodynamic energy…
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Best Practices for Industrial Boiler Maintenance

Best Practices for Industrial Boiler Maintenance

Boilers play a crucial role in keeping refineries and plants running; they also represent a significant capital investment for the company that owns them. Keeping industrial boilers properly maintained and running smoothly is extremely important. Maintain the Fuel System The regular maintenance and upkeep of the boiler’s fuel system is…
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