With our next Today’s Boiler scheduled for May, I don’t want to wait that long to keep you apprised on the latest in the ongoing saga of finalizing and implementing new boiler regulations. Even last month’s ABMA meeting is not the latest, but ABMA president Randy Rawson has sent his members (including ES) a good summary of the present situation. So with thanks to him, I am providing an excerpt of his update below. If you have trouble keeping up, don’t feel bad.
We’ve been burning the candle at both ends this month to give you a worthwhile answer to the question you might have asked yourself recently if you’ve told us that you specify, design, or purchase boilers: “What’s this other magazine with the ES in this plastic bag”?
The timing was perfect. First morning, first keynote, Dr. Jim Freihaut of the Greater Philadelphia Innovation Cluster for Energy-Efficient Buildings, has been talking to our High-Performance Buildings conference about the great work going on at the renewed Philadelphia Navy Yard. But now he’s also lamenting the state of facility O&M staff.
From a missing pipe hanger three floors down to steam traps past their prime, these stories show how steam system problems can originate inside the boiler room or far beyond it. Read more in February issue.