Maximizing Small-Boiler Efficiency

D'Antonio, Peter C.
August 2006
Heating/Piping/Air Conditioning Engineering;Aug2006, Vol. 78 Issue 8, p50
The article discusses how to maximize small-boiler efficiency while reducing emissions from an operating and controls perspective. A definition for the term efficiency is presented. The definition of thermal efficiency, according to American National Standards Institute Standard Z21.13, is presented. The article also explains the ability of a weather-compensation strategy to increase efficiency.


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