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Near boiler piping only applies to heating?

Double D
Double D Member Posts: 414
I have never been called to install a steam boiler for this type of system. Does this system not have a need for a header, equalizer or Hartford loop?

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  • neilc
    neilc Member Posts: 1,804
    sounds like they want the humid, wet steam,
    still can't be a right application , , ,
    known to beat dead horses
  • ethicalpaul
    ethicalpaul Member Posts: 3,739
    He probably pipes homes the same way, he’s no steam man, mama.

    I would think they’d want nice dry steam and maybe they get it anyway, maybe. I’d rather see a header with an equalizer to make sure any drops separate out.

    The hartford loop is even more useless in this situation than it is in homes. He did mention a return but it must not be returning much if any since it’s always calling for more water. They probably have workers there whenever it’s running so it’s probably reasonably observed.

    I think they should have gone with a Peerless to get as long as possible out of it with that nice thick cast iron they have.

    He should have trashed the Cyclegard, it’s going to interrupt their steam supply every 20 minutes or so to check the level. It’s OK for homes but not for the bakery I think.

    At least he left them a skim pipe but we can’t tell if he is going to come back to skim it.

    I do wonder if the size is good for them or how they determined the right size.
    1 pipe Peerless 63-03L in Cedar Grove, NJ, coal > oil > NG
  • EBEBRATT-Ed
    EBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 11,987
    You always have to pipe the boiler in accordance with the mfgs requirements to get any chance of warranty
  • ethicalpaul
    ethicalpaul Member Posts: 3,739
    > @neilc said:
    > sounds like they want the humid, wet steam,
    > still can't be a right application , , ,

    They get lots of humidity from “dry” steam of course. I can’t imagine they want boiler water getting into their proofing chamber (other than via condensation)
    1 pipe Peerless 63-03L in Cedar Grove, NJ, coal > oil > NG
  • JStar
    JStar Member Posts: 2,752
    edited December 2019
    The quality of processing steam is even more critical since you want as much energy (superheat) packed into the steam as possible, which you won't get if it's wet. So the near boiler piping should be above manufacturers mininum.
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