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George Carey
George Carey
/ George R. Carey Jr. is Vice President at Fluid Industrial Associates (FIA) which is a manufacturer’s representative of steam and hydronic products that are sold through Wholesale Distribution for all of New England. George is in charge of all of the Training and Education for FIA. He has been at FIA since 1994 and in the heating industry since 1985. George has taught steam and hydronic courses for Northeastern University’s Continuing Education program. He has created and presented training programs for the past two decades for thousands of technicians. He has written a monthly column in Oilheating Journal (now known as Indoor Comfort Marketing) since 2000 as well a columnist for other trade publications. He has contributed technical articles for several manufacturers over the past twenty years.
Articles by George Carey
There was a man named Gil Carlson who worked at Bell & Gossett. He eventually became known as the “Father of Modern Hydronics.” He invented products and developed various theories and applications that today we…
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Hydronic systems are filled with water and any air in the piping system rises to the high points. This air must then be vented out of the system. If the air is allowed to gather…
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Over this past winter, I was called on to  look at a one-pipe steam system. The homeowner was complaining that his steam system was operating inconsistently since the new boiler was installed. The primary complaint…
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The heating industry, for the past decade, has focused on improving the combustion or thermal efficiencies of the boiler. Every major boiler manufacturer has a series of modulating/condensing boilers in its product offering. The number…
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With focus on high efficiency and “greening” the heating industry, low temperature system designs and applying outdoor reset controls to every hydronic system, steam systems are being viewed as highly inefficient. The current approaches described…
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During the past few months, we have been presenting quite a few seminars on various heating subjects. One of the subjects was Troubleshooting Steam Systems, which concentrates on understanding and troubleshooting the different types of…
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Recently, a contractor asked me what the correct way to size a replacement steam boiler was; he said he had heard conflicting ideas from different people within the industry. The proper way to size a…
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The landscape in the heating industry, with regard to residential and commercial boiler rooms, has drastically changed. Over the years, when you entered a typical boiler room in the Northeast, it was very common to…
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Primary/Secondary pumping…It seems to have become the “catch-phrase” of the hydronics industry over the last few years and rightly so. Its applications are virtually endless and the benefits of this piping technique have solved many…
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During this past spring season, we have presented several seminars. Of course, a lot of questions are asked during these classes. The following is a sample of some of those questions, in no specific order.…
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