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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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nuro-800x800-9886d7d739What 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.

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