Tech tips is a valuable reference covering pipe and fittings, equipment sizing, formulas and reference data, steam components, boilers and boiler rooms, pumps, valves and application tips, and more.
The index below lists the individual tech tip articles found in our printed catalog. Each article links to the pdf file containing it and other related articles.
You may also download our 67 page reference containing additional articles as well as a selection of articles below.
Boiler and Boiler Room
- Which Type of Boiler is Right for Me?
- Boiler Type Affects Scaling & Efficiency
- High Pressure Steam Boiler Room Schematic
- Steam Plant Optimization—$$ Savings
- Boiler Water Treatment
- Deaerator-is it Really Necessary?
- Energy Savings With Stack Economizers
- Continuous Top Blowdown Heat Recovery
- VFD Applications in the Boiler Room
- Metered Fuel/Air Ratio Control Plus O2 Trim
- Feed Pump Sizing & Selection
- Steam Boiler Ratings & Feed Pump Capacity Required (On-Off Operation)
- Boiler Code Explanation
- Gas Train Basics
- Relief Valve Codes
- Bottom Blowdown Valve Operation for Steam Boliers
- Boiler/Burner Survey Form for CSD-1
- Manufacturer’s/Installing Contractor’s Report
- Boiler Water Level Control
Equipment Sizing and Tips
- Keeping Steam Coils From Freezing
- Unit Heaters-How Do I Size?
- Preventing Water Hammer in Steam-to-Water Heat Exchangers
- Capacity of Round Tanks Water Volume in a Piping System
- Swimming Pool Heating
- How to Order Parts for Valves, Pumps Etc.
- Pump Sizing Information Sheet
- Pressure Powered Pump Tips
- Pump Cavitation
- Net Positive Suction Head (NPSH)
- Pump Hookups, the Smart Way
- Electric Condensate Pump Selection
- Steam Table
- Safety Valve Instalation and Operation Instructions
- Steam Trap Selection Guide
- Steam Trap Testing
Valves and Application Tips
- Water Pressure Reducing Valve Sizing
- Gas Regulators and Meters
- Valve Basics
- Pressure-Temperature Ratings
- Definition of Cv
- Selecting a Control Valve
- Butterfly Valve Information
Pipe and Fittings
- Pipe Flange Dimensions
- Pressure & Temp. Design Limits
- Solders & Working Pressures
- Steam Pipe Sizing Guide
- Water Friction Loss Charts
- Natural Gas Pipe Sizing