BOILING IT DOWN: What Is Back Pressure?

Oct. 15, 2022
VIDEO SERIES: Useful tips and insights on best practices in boiler operations, presented by WARE Inc., in association with the American Boiler Manufacturers Association.

In this series, HPAC Engineering regularly shares the practical insights and handy how-to advice for boiler operation and maintenance best practices, as compiled by the knowledgeable and prolific content creators at WARE, a family-owned, third-generation, commercial and industrial boiler rental and service firm based in Louisville KY.

In this new episode, WARE's Steven Taylor chats with Ritchie Ware about back pressure and how it impacts the boiler. "With older burner technology, back pressure wasn't really an issue," says Taylor. "But with this newer technology, we're trying to reduce knocks and reduce emissions, and in doing that, the burner is designed to have a certain pressure on it. If we don't keep that back pressure on it, we're just sucking the flame off the burner." 

  • To read HPAC Engineering's earlier interview with Ritchie Ware, click here.

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