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ClearFire Boilers SCAQMD Pre-Certified

Yahoo Low NOx

The Cleaver Brooks ClearFire boilers are certified as 1146.2 compliant by the South Coast Air Quality Management District. A table listing equipment certified by the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) as compliant with the requirements of Rule 1146.2 is available on the SCAQMD website. Many Cleaver Brooks boilers fall within regulation standards including:...

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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....

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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....

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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....

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Gearbox Experts Tecnica Industriale

In review of gearbox repair experts, R.F. MacDonald Co. recognizes Tecnica Industriale. Tecnica Industriale has remanufactured pumps and gearboxes for over 50 years. In that time, they have developed highly technical skills in the complete repair and revamping of gearboxes and gearmotors — planetary, right angle, worm screw, parallel axes gearboxes, etc. Tecnica Industriale collaborates...

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