What is Short-Cycling?
Short cycling occurs when a boiler powers down before being able to complete a typical boiler cycle and is called upon to satisfy a second call for heat, in quick succession. A typical boiler cycle consists of firing, post purge, idle period, pre-purge and then back to firing. Boiler short cycling can be seen in two critical areas; mechanical and economic. In this blog, we discuss how this affects the boiler and how we can mitigate short cycling and losses incurred from it.