API Inject-Aire Burner
Based in Redding, CT, David G. Bohn serves as president of Preferred Utilities Manufacturing Corporation, guiding a Danbury company that provides power plant equipment engineering and manufacturing solutions. Among David G. Bohn’s successfully completed projects outside of Redding, CT, is the implementation of a new low-emissions, high-efficiency API Inject-Aire burner at Stapleton Houses, which are run by the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA).
The burner is pioneering in its compliance with recently instituted municipal laws that mandate significant carbon emissions reductions over a three-year period. Specifically, electricity consumption reductions of up to 85 percent compared with burners previously purchased by NYCHA are sought.
The API Inject-Aire burner’s high fuel efficiency technologies include those that reduce boiler heat loss through eliminating half of the start-up and shut-down cycles that are most energy intensive. With the durable burners lasting longer than boilers, there is no need for expensive retrofits throughout the system lifecycle. The burners come with industry leading component warranties to ensure that any issues experienced are quickly resolved in ways that keep the system running.
Preferred Utilities Manufacturing Corporation
David G. Bohn is a Redding, CT, executive who guides Preferred Utilities Manufacturing Corporation as president. His firm emphasizes energy efficiency in its manufactured products, which encompass industrial oil and gas powered boilers and burners as well as combustion controllers. David G. Bohn and his Redding, CT, team have completed a number of high profile projects including a coal-to-natural-gas boiler conversion assignment at the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (WPAFB).
Located in Dayton, Ohio, WPAFB faced a significant challenge in meeting new US Environmental Protection Agency “Maximum Achievable Control Technology” regulations, which lay out boiler emission limits. In particular, a pair of central heating plants needed to be modified from coal-firing technologies to incorporate natural gas, which burns more readily.
The Tulsa-based Preferred Special Combustion Engineering (PSCE) division completed retrofits on a variety of plant assemblies, from burners to fans, and undertook extensive performance testing. The late 1970s steam boilers were finally able to meet the temperature, pressure, and output indicated on their original nameplate. In addition, the PSCE solution was successful in reducing emissions of greenhouse gases by one half to within mandated levels.