About this course
Enroll today and learn more about the protection of boilers against low entering water temperature and against overheating during power failures.
John discusses the dewpoint of exhaust products, how to protect wood-fired boilers against low water temperatures through thermostatic bypass valves, loading units, variable speed shuttle pumps, and on/off toggled circulators. He also covers the use of circulators, heat dumps, barometric dampers and breach draft in the event of overheating, and much more!
Additional tutorial: download a six page PDF document on Wood Gasification Boiler Protection. This tool provides useful diagrams and details to keep in mind if you have a solid fuel boiler project coming up.
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2 modules • 4 assignments • 58 minutes of video lectures
Module 1 • 1 assignments
Watch: Boiler Protection Systems
Watch as John discusses protection considerations for wood gasification boilers.
- Boiler Protection Systems (58:00) (58:28 minutes)
Module 2 • 1 assignments
Download the Wood Gasification Protection Tutorial PDF
This six page PDF document walks provides useful diagrams and details to keep in mind if you have a solid fuel boiler project coming up.
- Wood Gasification Protection Tutorial (PDF) (.pdf)
John SiegenthalerP.E., Appropriate Designs
John Siegenthaler, P.E., is a mechanical engineering graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, a licensed professional engineer, and Professor Emeritus of Engineering Technology at Mohawk Valley Community College. “Siggy” has over 40 years of experience in designing modern hydronic systems. He is a hall-of-fame member of the Radiant Panel Association, and a... Learn more