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Over time, a boiler log provides a written record of the operating conditions and helps to distinguish operating trends that can allow problems to be diagnosed. You can plan ahead for boiler and/or fuel-burning system maintenance to be scheduled, before an emergency shutdown is necessary. Click here for details and to download or print a High Pressure or Heating Boiler log.
Take the time to learn the important aspects of storing your boiler properly for the season. The linked article provides general guidelines for storage but always check with your manufacturer for detailed instructions, and follow the procedures set in your Operations & Maintenance manuals.
Benchmarking the fuel cost of steam generation, in dollars per 1,000 pounds ($/1,000 lb) of steam, is an effective way to assess the efficiency of your steam system. This cost is dependent upon fuel type, unit fuel cost, boiler efficiency, feedwater temperature, and steam pressure. Click the link for Cleaver Brooks Boiler Steam Cost Calculator and see how you measure up.
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When looking at ways to optimize your boiler system, begin with proper analysis of the performance of the boiler and burner. Properly maintaining them both ensures continued operation at peak efficiency, saving money in fuel and operating costs both now and in the future. For supporting documentation, Cleaver-Brooks has published a tip sheet that you can read or download here.
Cleaver-Brooks has developed the Boiler Emissions Reference Guide as a multipurpose tool, intended to give you a clearer understanding of how boilers fit into the clean air equation. This manual discusses first how federal and state actions are driving the air cleanup, air quality standards, and areas of attainment and nonattainment for the pollutants. It describes how the government has set up emission limits for industrial boilers and other equipment. The second part of the guide examines the six major pollutants in detail and discusses various control techniques. The link below provides you with the ability to read or download the manual.
The laws regarding packaged boiler emissions are complex and are mandated by the Federal Clean Air Act Amendments. The regulatory requirements at the federal, state and local levels oftentimes overlap and vary by location. The State of Michigan is regulated at the federal level by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 5, at the state level by the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) and in the City of Detroit by the Buildings, Safety, Engineering and Environmental Department (BSEEDS).
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FEDERAL / EPA
The EPA continually updates the Clean Air Act standards, which includes rules for Area Source boilers and Major Source boilers. A facility is considered an Area Source, unless it emits 10 tons or more per year of any single air toxic or 25 tons or more per year of any combination of air toxics. Both Major and Area source requirements vary depending upon: the type of fuel(s) combusted, boiler commissioning date and boiler size. Major source facilities are subject to Boiler MACT requirements.
STATE / LARA
The Boiler Division is responsible for the administration and enforcement of the Michigan Boiler Code which includes conducting inspections of boiler installations and repairs and in-service inspections of existing boilers. The division also investigates boiler accidents and violations of the Michigan Boiler Code and assures proper boiler permits have been issued.
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DETROIT / BSEEDS
The Buildings, Safety Engineering and Environmental Department (BSEED) mission is to provide for the safety, health and welfare of the general public as it pertains to buildings and their environs in an efficient, cost effective, user friendly and professional manner. BSEED enforces construction, property maintenance, environmental compliance and zoning codes, which preserve and enhance property values and promote a quality of life to make Detroit a preferred place to reside and conduct business.