The annual Autoflame China Training School was held in Shanghai on the 27th and 28th of March this year.
The 2-day course covered the complete Autoflame Combustion Management System, and involved in-depth technical presentations, common wiring mistake analysis and hands-on training.
Almost 60 engineers from 24 OEMS or Tech Centres attended the training. The general feedback was very positive as after the training, all that attended had a great understanding of our systems, what they can achieve, how the systems work and in particular, the detailed system configurations for different setups.
Attendees also had many chance to apply this new knowledge with some hands-on training and workshops showcasing the operation of our systems.
Autoflame will introduce the newly released Mk8 Exhaust Gas Analyser (EGA) EVO at the world’s largest HVACR convention, AHR EXPO, next week in Las Vegas. Featuring a completely overhauled touchscreen interface, it continues to offer cutting edge continuous monitoring of industrial and commercial stack emissions. When coupled with an Autoflame MM Controller, it can also provide advanced trim capabilities using three parameters. The new EGA can be configured to conform to all requirements set by the US Environmental Protection Agency.
The new product builds on the success of the well-received Mk8 MM Controller and Mini Mk8 Controller, released in 2016 and 2015 respectively. “We’ve seen enormous growth in our company on the strength of our new controllers,” said Marketing Manager Ted Miller. “They feature far more reporting options and a simpler interface than anything we’ve seen in the boiler industry. We used the same philosophy to improve and simplify the Mk8 EGA EVO.”
The new Mk8 EGA EVO demo will be available only at Autoflame partner WARE’s booth (N10135). Autoflame Director Steve Kemp will be at the booth and available for meetings.
“It’s a great opportunity to talk to some of our 97 Technology Centres and let them know we plan to continue on with the momentum we’ve been building,” said Steve. Autoflame technology will be on display on a number of burner manufacturer booths, but will not be exhibiting in their own booth for this show.
Contact Steve Kemp on his US cell at (620) 218 3760 to schedule a meeting during AHR.
Autoflame concluded its annual EU sales conference on Friday. With the largest attendance in memory, Technical Centres from Spain, Turkey, Greece, Israel, France, Estonia, Switzerland, Lebanon, The Netherlands, Bulgaria, and Hungary learned about Autoflame’s latest product developments.
“In the past threeyearswe’ve introduced a new Mini Mk8, Mk8 MM Controller, and Mk8 EGA. Those are our flagship products–so to cover all that in just two days was quite a lot,” said Nadeem Iqbal, EU Business Development Manager for Autoflame. “Many said it just wasn’t enough time, so they are scheduling return visits for more advanced technical training.”
BK Labtech, the leading boiler training facility near London, hosted much of the conference for Autoflame. “We’re in the business of combustion engineering education,” said BK Labtech Training Coordinator Zenaida Grant. “We feature Autoflame on all our boilers and we’re also in Biggin Hill, so it’s a natural fit for us to host their conference. We had a nice mix of both hands-on boiler demonstrations in our boiler room with myself and (Autoflame Engineer) Robert Dodd, as well as classroom training by James Hannant (Autoflame Engineering Manager), Nadeem Iqbal and Ted Miller (Autoflame Marketing Manager).”
Boiler plant automation innovator Autoflame continues to see rapid growth in the Chinese market. “Our customers continue to see great value in the Chinese-language touchscreens,” says Ji Zhou, Chinese Business Development Manager at Autoflame. “It’s support of FGR and mesh-head burners have really helped many Chinese, American and European burner OEM’s revolutionize industrial and commercial boilers there.”
Below are some photos of recent installations performed by Hofamat, a leading Chinese burner manufacturer.
PVR Technical Services, LLC was formed in 1986 by Philippe Renaud Sr. and is located in central New Jersey. They install, sell and service commercial and industrial heating and cooling equipment. Their mechanics are factory-trained HVAC technicians with a diverse background in boiler and burner combustion controls, building automation, industrial and commercial air conditioning and heating.
Katelyn Reiss took some time to work with us on the following Tech Centre Spotlight, featuring 5 fantastic installation case studies. From all of us at Autoflame, thanks for your help!
Ted Miller Marketing Manager Autoflame
1. How long have you been with Autoflame?
We started with Autoflame in 1991-1994 by testing with the products and then we got serious in the years that followed. For about 22 years we have proudly represented Autoflame products.
2. What geographic area do you cover?
We cover all of New Jersey.
3. What markets are you most widely known for (industrial, commercial, manufacturing, schools, etc.)
Industrial and commercial, specifically Fortune 500 companies, greenhouses, pharmaceutical plants, hospitals, food and beverage companies, and non-profit organizations, such as universities, churches, and training facilities for the sight impaired.
4. To what do you attribute your success?
We always put our best foot forward. We care about our customers and we care about every project we take part in, big or small. All of our employees have a love for learning and continue to renew and expand their knowledge of the industry, products, markets, etc. We create lasting relationships with companies and through our hard work and dedication, we always deliver.
5. What are you most proud of?
We are very proud of the success we have achieved and what we have built PVR Technical Services, LLC into. We have expanded in ways we did not think we could. Just this year we celebrated 30 years of business. Our company atmosphere is positive and our employees always do their best work. Companies that we work with come to us for advice and rely on us to provide them with the best options for their facilities. We have created a company that is always associated with quality work and friendship.
6. What's interesting about the photos you've included?
The photos we have included are interesting because of the differences in the projects that we have done. All of the different companies and institutions we provide service for have such different set-ups and installations—they’re pretty cool to take a look at.
7. What’s the biggest opportunity you feel your company has?
The biggest opportunity we have is to continue to grow. Not just in customer base, but also in our knowledge of our field and products. We are constantly attending trade shows to expand our consumer base and get our name out there. Attending these shows gives us the perfect opportunity to connect with consumers and discover market trends, needs, and wants.
8. When you talk about Autoflame, you almost always discuss…..?
The design of the controls are always top quality. Autoflame never disappoints with keeping up with the trends in technology which always makes the products more attractive to customers.
Below are case studies from 6 different installations performed by PVR Technical Services, LLC, using Autoflame equipment. These are a variety of different project which are interesting to look through.
Retrofitted Limpsfield Burner, Cleaver Brooks boiler with Autoflame controls.
Limpsfield LC Series Burner Retrofitted on Cleaver Brooks Boiler with Autoflame Controls.
Mounted Autoflame Controls in a leading pharmaceutical plant.
Limpsfield burners on Hurst Boilers with Autoflame Controls at a leading greenhouse facility.
Mounted Autoflame controls for Unilux Boiler with a Weishaupt burner at a University.
One of our customers recently requested a checklist to pass along to their staff as to what issues to look for when considering a boiler room upgrade. We produced this checklist, and they found it extremely useful. We hope you do as well. Download PDF here. Click here to download PDF.
WARE has been a leading US Autoflame Tech Centre for quite a long time. With their own extremely active Youtube channel, they publish regular shows about steam in general (Steam Culture) and more specific shows about boilers (Boiling Point). They also have a great e-commerce site devoted to boiler parts.
They are widely known for their boiler rental services–WARE builds their own rentals, and every system over 350hp comes with Autoflame. They have one of the largest rental fleets in the US, with 50-1000hp Mobile Boiler Rooms, and 30k lb/hr to 75,000 lb/hr Trailer Mounted Equipment with superheat available. They also offer up to 250,000 lb/hr skid boilers.
Gerald Blain, Regional Manager at WARE, took some time to work with me on the following Tech Centre spotlight. As with everything WARE does, it’s very comprehensive, featuring 11 photo case studies.
8 Questions with Gerald Blain and WARE
1. How long have you been with Autoflame?
2. What geographic area do you cover?
Kentucky, Indiana, Southern Ohio, Northern Alabama, Tennessee and Georgia.
3. What markets are you most widely known for?
WARE is widely known in the high-pressure steam and combustion business. Serving Industrial and large commercial / Institutional markets.
We provide complete boiler rooms, rentals, energy retrofits, valves, training, service, and repair.
4. To what do you attribute your success? What are you most proud of?
Since 1952 WARE has built a legacy on the production and support of steam for all its applications. A legacy that stands on the shoulders of hard work and never compromised product quality. We have an unwavering concern to care for the customer first, and take pride in our performance.
We aren’t out to be the biggest boiler and steam provider, but we are out to be the best at serving our customers and keeping the steam on. We have great respect for those who set the foundation in place and did the hard things that we are building on currently. We must always consider how our work (and how we work) will affect that legacy moving forward.
From our WARE family beginnings to our family of WARE employees today, we will continue to give a nod to our legacy and remind ourselves to look beyond the work we do every day, and remember to be personal, accepting, fun, creative, demanding, generous, rewarding, humble and affirming to keep our family growing.
5. What’s interesting about the photos you’ve included?
We have retrofitted all the different makes and models with great success for our customers.
6. What’s the biggest opportunity you feel your company has?
With the aging workforce in our industry, WARE is committed to its Education and Training programs.
We believe committing to providing the next generation of talent sets WARE apart from the competition.
7. When you talk about Autoflame, you almost always discuss…..?
We talk about the product of course and how Autoflame is the inventor of fuel/air ratio control. But more importantly, we discuss the people and the company and the quality of product and the innovation at AutoFlame.
They stand behind the product and always do the right thing.
8. Anything else readers might want to know about you?
To people and businesses dependent on steam for their livelihood, WARE is the standard for steam production, innovation and education. By focusing on production, education and innovation for the steam industry, WARE provides the highest quality steam solutions to simplify your life and keep you up and running. Because WARE’s legacy was built on understanding the value of steam and we believe in the pride of a job well done in the service of others.
WARE. All Ways Steam.
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