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Lathrop Trotter is excited to be an exhibitor at the 13th ANNUAL Dayton Green Expo on Tuesday, September 18, 2018. This event will be taking place at Sinclair Community College in Dayton, Ohio. Green Expo attendees will include architects, engineers, facility managers, building owners, developers as well as state, county, and local government officials. The… Read more »

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Steam boiler purchasers often choose boilers based on price. It is important, however, to look at the lowest lifecycle cost. Life cycle economics takes into consideration factors such as upfront cost, operating schedules, projected boiler life, overall efficiency, warranty, annual operating costs for parts and more. When evaluating life-cycle costs in a boiler design, engineers… Read more »

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Boiler selection plays a crucial role in optimizing the overall efficiency of an industrial facility. Considering the specific requirements of the application or process will help you determine the best type of steam boiler to meet your needs. The most commonly used boiler types in operation today are firetube boilers and watertube boilers. While firetube… Read more »

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The modular design concept has become widely adopted in a variety of industrial settings, including steam plant construction. This approach to building systems for steam plants involves skid mounting equipment into self-contained units at the factory. These units are delivered to job sites where they can be stacked and arranged to form customized steam rooms…. Read more »

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Industrial and power sectors need a higher level of industrial boiler performance than what is required from boilers used in heating or campus type applications. The types of boilers that operate at this accelerated level are categorized as high performance boilers. High performance boilers are used for processes in which loss of steam or poor… Read more »

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Reliability is absolutely essential to optimal boiler performance. In order to achieve the highest degree of dependability in a boiler it is important to identify and address the primary causes of boiler problems. One of the most common issues that can compromise a boiler is poor water quality. The effect of water quality on boiler… Read more »

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It is widely accepted in the boiler industry that watertube boilers are safer than firetube boilers by design. In a watertube boiler, a high volume of water is distributed amongst many small tube and the amount of water in the drum is relatively small. In the event that a watertube bursts, pressure vessel pressure is… Read more »