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Fire & Steam
An Application Guide to Large Watertube Packaged Boilers
by N. Peter Jacoby

Fire & Steam is a practical applications book about large factory assembled industrial boilers. These are liquid and gas fired boilers ranging in capacity from about 20,000 lb/hr to 500,000 lb/hr. It addresses how the boilers are built and basics you should know before talking to a manufacturer. It also addresses the boiler accessories including the fan, burner, controls, economizer, deaerator, etc. It discusses variations in control systems and their applications. It addresses air emissions and how they are measured. It also briefly deals with waste heat applications, duct burners and various plant cycles. Finally it discusses the steps that need to be addressed to select, ship, install and start up a boiler system.

Pete Jacoby has spent his entire career in this business after graduating with two degrees, one in Mechanical Engineering and one in Applied Science from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA. He spent 6 years as a start up field engineer, then 3 years as the Westinghouse Computer and Instrumentation Division (now Emerson Power & Water Systems) then as their sales account manager at Combustion Engineering. Since then he has owned four different companies involved in selling (representing the major manufacturers in each category), servicing, engineering and installing boiler, burner and control systems and other boiler accessories.


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