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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
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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Following are examples of jobsites I have seen over the past heating season. Each one was exhibiting some type of problem due to someone either ignoring the standard installation practices or thinking the job was located…
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1) High pressure steam moves faster than low pressure steam. This is a very common misconception in the industry…if you crank up the pressure in the boiler, the steam will move faster because it is…
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Over the past few years there has been a tremendous amount of Mod/Con boilers installed all over “Hydronics Alley.” These boilers operate with natural or propane gas as their fuel source. They are referred to…
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In a hot water heating system, to provide heat, we need to move or circulate heated water from the boiler out to the radiation. Years ago, before circulators, the pipefitters used gravity to distribute this…
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With the cost of energy on everybody’s mind, it would be wise to provide your customer with a hot water heating system that operates efficiently. One area in particular that has gone on unnoticed is…
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Recently, steam systems with problems—for whatever reason—have been coming at me fast and furious. I have been receiving phone calls, emails and called to jobsites with steam systems that are experiencing all kinds of problems.…
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