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Beyond the Boilerplate

May Newsletter - Curated by Boilersource


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We are thrilled to announce that Ron Head has joined Boilersource as our new Engineered Sales representative. Ron brings with him an impressive 20+ years of HVAC/R and mechanical experience, making him a valuable addition to our team.

Ron’s extensive background covers a wide range of areas, including trade installation and service, blueprint take-offs, project management, and sales. His proven track record of exceeding sales and profit targets is complemented by his ability to develop lasting customer relationships. Known for his cross-functional approach, Ron shares best practices and supports his colleagues, helping them achieve success.

Throughout his career, Ron has managed sales of large, capital equipment and multi-year service agreements, catering to a diverse clientele that includes commercial contractors, owners, wholesalers, and residential customers. His expertise and dedication will undoubtedly contribute to the success of projects with our clients.

When Ron isn’t working, he enjoys listening to live music and spending quality time with his wife and three kids. His other hobbies include kayaking, traveling, and gardening.

Please join us in welcoming Ron Head to the Boilersource family!


News You Can Use

The Crucial Role of Advocacy in the Energy Sector:
Boilersource Guiding Values

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In the rapidly evolving landscape of the energy sector, the significance of advocacy by thought leaders in the industry cannot be overstated. Advocacy not only shapes policy and public opinion but also steers the industry toward sustainable and pragmatic solutions. We want to lend our voice in this domain and help drive meaningful change and progress.

Promoting Realism Over Idealism

The energy sector faces complex challenges that require grounded, practical solutions. Boilersource champions realism, recognizing that while idealism can inspire, it is actionable plans that create tangible impact. This approach is evident in our push for balanced energy policies that prioritize both innovation and feasibility. By advocating for realistic solutions, we can ensure as an industry that advancements are not just visionary but also achievable and sustainable.

Humanism Not Indifference

At the heart of our advocacy is a commitment to humanism. The energy sector is not just about infrastructure and resources; it is about people and communities. Boilersource actively advocates for policies that consider the social and environmental impacts of energy production and consumption. This human-centric approach fosters an energy future that is inclusive and equitable, ensuring that the benefits of progress are shared by all.

Security and Not Uncertainty

In an era where energy security is paramount, our advocacy underscores the need for reliable and resilient energy systems. We push for investments in infrastructure that can withstand the test of time and external shocks, from natural disasters to geopolitical tensions. By emphasizing security, we can mitigate risk and ensure a stable energy supply, which is crucial for economic stability and national security.

Reliability and Not Fragility

Reliability is a cornerstone of our values. In advocating for robust energy systems, we highlight the importance of dependable technology and infrastructure. This dedication to reliability reduces vulnerability to disruptions and fosters confidence among consumers and stakeholders. We want to ensure energy solutions are not only innovative but also steadfast and consistent in performance.

Disarmament and Not Weapons

In a world where resources are often contested, we take a firm stance on promoting energy as a means of peace and cooperation rather than conflict. Disarmament in the energy context involves supporting clean and renewable energy sources that reduce the geopolitical tensions associated with fossil fuels. By promoting disarmament, we envision an energy future that prioritizes collaboration over competition and peace over conflict.

Our advocacy in the energy sector is a testament to the power of value-driven industry leadership. By promoting realism over idealism, humanism not indifference, security not uncertainty, reliability not fragility, and disarmament not weapons, we are helping to shape a sustainable, equitable, and peaceful energy future. We all play a crucial role in not only shaping the industry but also in ensuring that progress is aligned with the greater good of humanity and the planet. As the energy landscape continues to evolve, we will to continue to do the right thing and promote the principles and advocacy we believe in.

To learn more about how you can get involved, and stay up to date on opportunities to influence policy, please reach out to

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We are always looking for products that bring exceptional performance, value, and energy efficiency to projects. We are pleased to announce new additions to our product lines.

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Since 1963, Acme has produced electric boilers for large commercial and industrial applications. They offer a wide range of standard product boilers with custom solutions providing ease and minimal additional cost. Acme produces packaged solutions, designed to the most stringent requirements.

Reimers Electra Steam, Inc. has been a manufacturer of commercial and industrial electric steam boilers (known to some as steam generators) since 1908. Our electric steam boilers are utilized for high- and low-pressure steam applications, such as garment pressing, jewelry cleaning, medical sterilizers, pressing irons, steam rooms, air humidification, baking ovens and many others. Our boilers are used in garages, factories, laboratories, hospitals, and anywhere saturated steam is required.

The AERCO Sequoia Boiler is nearly 100% Energy Efficient

and Emission-Free to help meet building Decarbonization

and Electrification Goals.  The Sequoia, a high voltage immersed electrode hot water

boiler series for large commercial and industrial applications. Sequoia features 97% efficiency, clean operation, and no emissions. Sequoia is available in eight sizes from 2,500 kW to 68,000 kW.

feature unique, innovative technologies that have been developed through decades of engineering research and industry expertise.

Established in 1918, Adamson Tank and Heat Exchanger has grown to be a worldwide leader in producing and providing tanks to meet a wide range of specifications.

Versatility is teamed with volume production and superior production planning, resulting in high quality products and reduced delivery time for standard and custom-built tanks. Adamson’s capabilities are constantly expanding and improving.  The continual improvement is a result of our dedication to provide the best service in the tank industry.

Out and About

Tricia Meilner-FredrickTony Ranallo and David Bogot at ABMA Boiler Conference & Expo earlier this month engaging with manufacturers and learning about new products and innovations in the boiler room to advance energy-efficiency and address boiler room challenges. Great to see you all there – OilonSuperior BoilerNationwide Boiler Inc.Boilerroom Equipment, Inc, and CERTUSS America L.P.

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Entertainment & Amusements

Brain Teaser


Boiler Room Conundrum

The Scenario:

You are a mechanical contractor working in a large industrial facility with multiple boilers. One day, you receive a call that one of the boilers is not functioning correctly. Upon inspection, you find that the boiler room has three boilers (A, B, and C), and each boiler has an associated pressure gauge. The gauges, however, are labeled ambiguously, and you don't know which gauge corresponds to which boiler.

The only information you have is the following:

  1. The sum of the pressure readings of the three boilers is 270 PSI.

  2. The pressure reading of boiler A is twice that of boiler B.

  3. The pressure reading of boiler B is 30 PSI more than boiler C.

Your task is to determine the pressure readings of each boiler.

The Challenge:

Can you figure out the pressure readings of boilers A, B, and C using the given information?

To solve the problem, we need to set up equations based on the given information. Let:

  • Pa​ be the pressure reading of boiler A,

  • Pb​ be the pressure reading of boiler B,

  • Pc​ be the pressure reading of boiler C.

From the given information, we can write the following equations:

  1. The sum of the pressure readings is 270 PSI: Pa + Pb + Pc = 270

  2. The pressure reading of boiler A is twice that of boiler B: Pa = 2Pb

  3. The pressure reading of boiler B is 30 PSI more than boiler C: Pb = Pc + 30

Now we can solve these equations step by step.

By substituting Equation 3 into Equation 2 we obtain: Pa = 2(Pc + 30), which can be simplified to Pa = 2Pc + 60.


Now substituting this new equation (Pa = 2Pc + 60) along with Equation 3, into Equation 1 we obtain: (2Pc + 60) + (Pc + 30) + Pc = 270.


Rearranging terms we can write that equation as follows: 4Pc + 90 = 270, which can be simplified to 4Pc = 180.  Dividing both sides of the equation by 4 we determine that Pc = 45.


Once we know Pc, we can determine Pb using Equation 3: Pb = 45 + 30 or Pb = 75.


We can now determine Pa using Equation 2: Pa = 2 x 75 or Pa = 150.

Final Pressure Readings:

  • Pressure reading of boiler A: 150 PSI

  • Pressure reading of boiler B: 75 PSI

  • Pressure reading of boiler C: 45 PSI

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The Answers


Monthly Recipes


This cocktail combines the classic and elegant notes of gin and elderflower with a refreshing twist of lemon, balanced by the fizziness of club soda. The dash of bitters adds a layer of complexity, reminiscent of the intricate mechanisms of steam engines.


Perfect for the steamy summer days we are hoping for!

Steam-Powered Summer Cooler


  • 2 oz gin

  • 1 oz elderflower liqueur

  • 1 oz fresh lemon juice

  • 1/2 oz simple syrup

  • 3 oz club soda

  • 1 dash of Angostura bitters

  • Lemon twist and fresh mint for garnish

  • Ice


  • Cocktail shaker

  • Strainer

  • Highball glass


  1. Prepare the Cocktail Shaker: Fill the shaker halfway with ice.

  2. Mix the Ingredients: Add the gin, elderflower liqueur, fresh lemon juice, and simple syrup into the shaker.

  3. Shake it Up: Shake well until the mixture is thoroughly chilled (about 15 seconds).

  4. train and Pour: Strain the mixture into a highball glass filled with ice.

  5. Add the Bubbles: Top with club soda and gently stir to combine.

  6. Add a Dash of Bitters: Add a dash of Angostura bitters on top for a complex, aromatic finish.

  7. Garnish: Garnish with a lemon twist and a sprig of fresh mint for a refreshing, aromatic touch.

  8. Serve and Enjoy: Your Steam-Powered Summer Cooler is ready to serve! Enjoy this refreshing, steam-inspired cocktail that’s perfect for summer.

Summer Lunch
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