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SCAQMD Updates Rules 1146 and 1146.1

New SCAQMD 1146 Regulations

New low NOx rules adopted Dec. 7, 2018. The Southern CA Air Quality Management District lowered the amount of NOx emissions allowed for firetube boilers from 9 ppm to 7 ppm. NOx limits remain at 9 ppm for all other commercial and industrial heating equipment. R.F. MacDonald Co. created an easy to read, downloadable compliance...


Fulton Passes 20 Year Test Challenge

The Endura boiler has run a flawless simulation for more than two decades. After 20 years of ignition events in a laboratory setting, the EDR+ 3000 reached 155,000 ignition cycles. This method of reliability and durability testing is unique to the industry and sets a new benchmark for this type of simulated testing. In aggregate,...


Review Your 2018 Pump TCO

submersible pumps

Total Cost of Ownership is the sum of all costs associated with a pump over its service life. With BJM submersible pumps, your overall costs are generally lower even if the initial price is higher. The key is understanding Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). These costs include maintenance and repair costs, downtime costs and more....


Boiler Annual Maintenance

boiler annual maintenance

A look at what boiler users should expect as part of a reliability program There is a secret to safe, efficient, reliable, low-emission boiler operation: proper maintenance. This may sound easy, but it requires a long-term commitment. Monthly checks along with a quarterly and annual schedule allow boiler users to feel good about equipment operation....


When to Replace Your Pump

Engineered Replacement Parts and Reverse Engineered Pumps

Dealing with a "bad actor" means your dealing with a piece of equipment that continually causes issues, leading to frequent downtime and excessive spending. When a pump becomes a maintenance nightmare, end users may believe purchasing a new pump is the only option. Of course there are times in which a pump cannot be saved....