Advantages of a Modularized Approach to Steam Plant Construction

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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 »

High Performance Boilers: Four Features that Improve Performance

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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 »

How Water Quality Impacts Boiler Performance

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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 »

Miura Watertube Boilers – Engineered for Safety

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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 »

New Case Study! Replacing Old Boilers for a College Campus

Posted by Lathrop Trotter & filed under Boilers, Education.

Lathrop Trotter is very proud to share our case study about our story of success in boiler selection and installation. Sinclair Community College was facing the hassle of dealing with two old, inefficient, unreliable boilers. Lathrop Trotter was tasked with not only finding the best boiler for Sinclair, but also finding a way to get… Read more »

eBook Release! Choosing The Right Steam Boiler: Planning With Priorities

Posted by Lathrop Trotter & filed under Boilers, Education.

Lathrop Trotter is proud to present our newest eBook, “Choosing The Right Steam Boiler: Planning With Priorities”. Downloading this eBook supplies engineer with the do’s and don’ts on how to select a steam boiler that is efficient, saves costs, and effective for their application. To us boiler industry veterans a well-designed boiler that has been… Read more »

Maximize Boiler Performance: Assess Costs Before and After Plant Expansions

Posted by Lathrop Trotter & filed under Boilers, Efficiency.

Optimizing plant performance begins with identifying ways to reduce costs and increase efficiency. When planning a plant expansion, it is important to conduct a thorough assessment of the current plant, and assess projected energy requirements for the plant expansion. Follow-up assessments conducted after the plant expansion is complete will identify whether or not performance goals… Read more »

Lathrop Trotter Teams with Schebler Chimney Systems to offer Engineered Stack and Grease Duct Solutions

Posted by Lathrop Trotter & filed under Boilers, News.

The Lathrop Trotter team is excited to announce its partnership with Schebler Chimney Systems. In business for well over a century, Schebler provides engineering and manufacturing expertise for applications requiring prefabricated chimney systems, heavy-wall engineered stacks, and grease duct systems. Specific areas in which Lathrop Trotter will work with Schebler include engineered stacks and grease duct… Read more »

When to Replace a Steam Boiler – Three Considerations

Posted by Lathrop Trotter & filed under Boilers, Safety.

Whether it is for comfort heat or process power, your steam boiler is an essential piece of equipment for your operation. A steam boiler failure can lead to serious problems, from safety issues to expensive downtime and loss of profits. Knowing when to replace your steam boiler can keep you from being caught in an… Read more »

Improve Boiler Efficiency to Lower Plant Operating Costs

Posted by Lathrop Trotter & filed under Boilers, Efficiency.

Looking for a way to lower operating costs? Consider your industrial boiler system. Boiler efficiency and energy/fuel consumption can account for a large portion of a plant’s utility cost. Measures to improve your boiler efficiency can bring about a significant improvement in your bottom line. The steam or hot water packaged boiler system is the… Read more »