03-17-2013, 09:27 AM
You can't teach someone who knows everything.................anything!
12-15-2014, 07:06 AM
A Boiler is a closed vessel in which water or other fluid is heated. Boilers are classified by their pressure capacity, their design type and by their use. Low pressure boiler does not require an operator, but high pressure boilers require an operator during operations. Most boiler problems don't occur suddenly. They develop slowly over a long period of time. The boiler operator is responsible for operating and maintaining the boiler in a safe and efficient manner through the use of sound engineering practices and manufacturer’s specified maintenance procedures. Most boiler accidents are caused by operator error and poor maintenance.
Last edited by Dad; 12-15-2014 at 08:54 AM.
12-22-2014, 01:50 PM
And typically sport a one year warranty.
Originally Posted by SolarMike
12-22-2014, 01:51 PM
To make things worse, my European customers call water heater "boilers".
12-23-2014, 04:26 PM
Did you really want to bring this one back to life?
You need to put the phone down and get back to work!
12-23-2014, 07:26 PM
Worry is a really gross misuse of one's imagination. -- PHM
12-23-2014, 10:55 PM
cost of install , and adding ac has taken steam pretty much out of residential market large facilities where moving heat many floors and not having vent piping to deal with, a lot of reasons for steam are best fit for building use and design if you spill some steam ..you might have to mop it... spill some flue gas people die. so it makes sense that hospitals favor steam there boilers are often remote located for that and noise /safety issues .
12-25-2014, 12:13 AM
Hell. With on site techs being phased out I should start retraining.
Seriously tho, me and 8 other guys provide constant maintenance to 600k square feet. Working 6-11, we find plenty to do, and quite often it's central plant work. Just because it's new doesn't mean it won't break.
The newest section is from 2012 and has DX RTU's with hot water heat, the older part, 1978, is either chilled water and hot water or WSHP depending on where you are. For what it's worth, the RTU'S have terrible modulation and I would prefer water. Also, being in Iowa our cold temp is -5F, tho two years ago we saw -28.
12-29-2014, 08:22 PM
No, I'm getting batty from the long hours. Going to sleep now, never mind me...