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What is Short-Cycling and How Can You Prevent it?

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 13, 2020 2:30:00 PM / by Patterson-Kelley posted in Insider, Boiler, Condensing Boilers, Hydronic Boilers, Non-Condensing Boilers, Condensing Water Heaters, Condensing, aluminum boilers, commercial boilers, stainless steel boilers, 10:1 turndown

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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.

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Turning Up Turndown

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 27, 2018 2:14:15 PM / by Patterson-Kelley posted in Boiler, Condensing Boilers, Hydronic Boilers, Condensing, aluminum boilers, commercial boilers, turndown, 10:1 turndown, low turndown, turndown ratios, high turndown, 5:1 turndown

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Commercial Boiler Efficiency

AdobeStock_40733858Placing system efficiency at the forefront of commercial boiler acquisition continues to be a trend in the heating and water heating industry. Manufacturers are racing ahead to push the limits of technology by offering aggressive turndown capabilities approaching, and even exceeding 20:1, at the detriment of system efficiency. 

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Breaking the Stigma on Aluminum Commercial Boilers

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 24, 2018 4:42:00 PM / by Patterson-Kelley posted in Boiler, Condensing Boilers, Water Quality, Hydronic Boilers, Direct-fired, Condensing, aluminum boilers, commercial boilers

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Changing the Perception of Aluminum Commercial Boilers

The commercial heating industry has faced an ongoing debate on the benefits of stainless steel heat exchangers versus aluminum heat exchangers. The process of choosing a new boiler has become confusing for both building owners and engineers. 

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