Never thought we would make an on-site repair like this one

The operator was making his routine check on the boiler when he spotted clinker through the observation glass of the fire tube. Clinker, which is formed from unburned diesel fuel, is not unusual. He stopped the flame, opened the firetube, pulled out the clinker, and restarted the burner. Hours later, the operator made his next … Read more

The low-down on pressure vessel inspections

Recently I received some calls from customers with a complaint I had never heard before. Their oilfield boilers had come back from our shop after annual maintenance. “Where,” they asked, “is the inspection certificate?” In Alberta, all boilers are required to hold a Certificate of Inspection Permit. Every province has something similar. These customers asked … Read more