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Recommended Literature On Steam Boiler Cycling and Efficiency

chip_10 Member Posts: 15
Hello all,

Just wondering if anyone has any ideas of where I can get my hands on some published info on the benefits of cycling a steamer to achieve higher efficiency/monetary savings.

We currently do this with a Tekmar Steam Controller system and TRV's on all the radiators but I am looking for published articles and or books that support the theory.

Any suggestions are greatly appreciated!


  • Rich Kontny_4
    Rich Kontny_4 Member Posts: 73

    Seems to me like you are doing things right. You could probaly visit Dan's library to get additional info. Thermal pipe insulation may be one area to look at (if not already addressed)

    With the TRV's, Tekmar and if your steam traps are properly functioning you seem to be very pro-active and on top of things!

    Rich K.
  • Steamhead (in transit)
    Steamhead (in transit) Member Posts: 6,688
    The Tekmar 269

    was part of the strategy we used on the job at the link below, which includes documented savings figures. This was a large one-pipe system, is yours one or two-pipe?


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  • chip_10
    chip_10 Member Posts: 15

    I forgot to add that it is a one pipe system.

    Additionally we have several of Dan's books the "We Got Steam Heat", "A pocketful of Steam Problems", and "the Lost Art Of Steam Heating".
    They have been extremely helpful in solving some other issues we had at the time but now we need to backup the cycling theory and cannot find any real concrete evidence or written reports, essay's, articles, etc.. about the savings invloved in doing so.

    Thanks All Steamed Up, Inc for the great info on the job you linked me to. That is very helpful. If anyone else that has more like that lemme know.

    Thanks Again All.
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