Bill Jones Tech Tips: Making Liquid Level Gauges Work

Everything you need to know about liquid level gauges but were afraid to ask. Liquid level gauges, like the ones made by Conbraco, are in every equipment room. As simple as they might seem, if you have ever had to replace one, they can be tricky. Not to worry, Stromquist & Company’s, Bill Jones, an expert on Conbraco products, takes the mystery out of liquid level gauges in this informative tech tip. Thank You Mr. Jones!

ASCO Gas Shut Off Valves

ASCO’s 8214 Series valves are internal pilot operated shutoff valves providing on-off control of fuel gas. Features include:

• Unique double disc design with overtravel provides redundant sealing for leak tight shutoff

• Visual indication of open and shut position (Suffix “VI” & “C”)asco 8214

• Proof of closure switch 1 amp (Suffix “C”)

• Silicon free construction (Suffix “SF”) available

• Zero differential piloted diaphragm

• For on-off control of fuel gas in commercial and industrial gas burners

• Valves provided with 1/8″ NPT upstream and downstream pipe taps with plugs for routine testing

• Optional flange adapters for ease of installation and service

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Mr. Jones’ Control Tip: Burner Ignition Basics

Mr. Jones has done it again! Check out his excellent training video on the basics of burner ignition control. Whether you have a hot water heater and a gas valve, a domestic boiler, or a huge industrial boiler the burner ignition basics are the same.

Basic Burner Iginition from Eric Stromquist on Vimeo.

See How to Use Honeywell RM7800 Fault Codes

Stromquist & Company’s, Bob Koch, shows you the power of using the Honeywell RM7800 Burner boiler Controller with the S7800 trouble shooting display. Using the RM7800 Fault codes in the display makes troubleshooting your burner system a breeze.

If you are in Georgia or Florida you can contact one of the control pros at Stromquist & Company for more information on the Honeywell RM7800 flamesafe guard controller. If you are in another part of the country one of our fellow members of Controls Group North America can hook you up.

Doesn’t the Honeywell Delphi Boiler Control System Make Absolute Sense to You?

The Delphi Combustion Efficiency Panel integrates flame safeguard control, fuel-air ratio control, O2 Trim, variable frequency drive (VFD) control, and proportional integral derivative (PID) control into a single, integrated, pre-wired panel with a PC touchscreen for easy, user-friendly commissioning. Honeywell

American Boiler Manufacturers Association Celebrates 125th Year Anniversary!

abma_logoAmerican Boiler Manufacturers Association Celebrates 125 Year Anniversary!

At the first convention of the American Boiler Manufacturers Association in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on April 16, 1889 – following the organization’s founding in 1888 — the boiler manufacturers assembled – true craftsmen of their day who knew and respected good materials and honest workmanship – laid the cornerstone of what was to be the Association’s first Constitution and Bylaws and its commitment through the ages:

“To establish such standard for materials and workmanship as will ensure uniform excellence of construction of all American Boilers, and thus secure safety to the lives and property of all communities where boilers are used, and to procure the passage of laws making the manufacture, sale or use of inferior materials criminal offenses….” [Read more…]

Steam Trap Basics

Per a request from some of our ControlTrends Community we are posting a training session on Steam Traps. Thanks to our friends at for this very informative video training class.

Do you have an HVAC or building automation Controls product you would like training on? Tell us about it an comments and we will either create a training video for you or find the best one available and post it on ControlTrends.