An Ode to Combustion and Why Combustion Control Matters

a close-up shot of an internal combustion engineOh where would we be without combustion? Well, life would surely have progressed differently. If you own a car that runs on gas or diesel, then the combustion engine has become part of your life. The engine is the heart of the vehicle, as it is what pumps the necessary fuel through the engine to get it up and going. Because it is now so ubiquitous, most people don’t think about the internal combustion engine even though it likely is responsible for their daily commute. And while most people know that the engine is vital, we might not understand just why this engine is the best type. This type of engine was really the beginning of a lot of key manufacturing processes, so we thought why not pay tribute to it. That’s because today many of our industrial boilers use this technological concept to produce steam or hot water for space heating or process heating. 

There are essentially two types of combustion engines: an internal and an external combustion engine. In the latter, the fuel source—usually coal— is burned outside the engine. Then, the burning fuel will give it the energy it needs to run. 

An internal combustion engine works a bit differently. Instead of heating the fuel on the outside, a mixture of fuel and oxygen is injected into the engine. From there, there is a spark that ignites the fuel that causes it to make tiny explosions. This is why, of course, spark plugs are quite important to the whole operation. 

Over 150 years, the design of the internal combustion engine has been worked on and perfected and is by far the most preferred way to power a vehicle. When it comes to vehicles, this brings an advantage in using petrol or diesel as its fuel source because it can last longer. 

The invention of this type of engine was almost reached by several people simultaneously. Like many great inventions in human history, it seems that several minds across the world often come to it around the same time. Ultimately it was a man named Jean Joseph Etienne Lenoir that patented the first combustion engine. Early iterations of the invention had only one cylinder. This often caused the engine to overheat, but it was able to power small vehicles. This was a huge milestone in the technology as there was an ability for it to run continuously. And then, thanks to several great scientific minds of the 19th and 20th century, the internal combustion engine was improved and became the most efficient engine. 

Combustion Systems in Boilers and Industrial Machinery 

After all, boilers use a lot of energy and take a lot of energy to run properly. They are made to produce hot water or steam through the combustion of a fuel. The combustion efficiency is important to consider for any business or commercial facility that utilizes these. There are more than 45,000 industrial and commercial boilers in the United States. These are boilers with a total fuel input capacity of 2.7 million MMBtu/hr. A combustion system for industrial boilers is a system designed to maintain a proper air/fuel mixture under varying load conditions and safe limits. 

Boilers can be categorized by water temperature and/or steam pressure. They can also be further classified by the type of metal they are constructed with. Typically, however, they will be built cast iron or welded steel. Boilers are rated in different ways and are measured with Btu/h or BTU per hour and MBtu/hr indicates the rate of input. 

 Many large commercial sites often wonder how they can increase the efficiency of their boiler function. There are essentially three ways to do this and they include replacing the boiler completely, replacement of the burner, or installation of a combustion control system. Having a combustion control system installed can help some facilities earn efficiency without having to spend the upfront costs of a full replacement. 

Combustion control systems work through continuous feedback from measurements of oxygen, carbon monoxide, and nitrogen oxide concentrations. This allows the combustion system to improve combustion efficiency while maintaining low carbon monoxide and nitrogen emissions. It also allows for continuous monitoring of boiler performance. 

A test conducted on the combustion control system in the Watervliet Arsenal in New York showed significant savings over the course of a year. The efficiency gain comes from various factors including the constant monitoring of carbon monoxide, which prevents inefficient and unsafe combustion to occur. 

Here at Wyler Industrial, we perform boiler maintenance and repair for small and large industrial or commercial facilities. If you’re looking to improve the efficiency of your boiler, call us today. We’re here for all your industrial needs. 

 

Dealing With Metal: Welding, Its History, and Importance

a man welding a pipelineWorking with metal is a craft in its own right. Oh, all the things metal will build! Since the dawn of time man has used the elements at his disposal to construct the world around him. And who would have thought, one hundred years ago, how metal would impact our lives on a daily basis. The history of welding goes back to the early 20th century and is today an effective method of fusing metal. One can trace the origins of the practice way back to the Bronze Age but the advancements and proficiency with which it is used today are entirely different. Here at Wyler Industrial, we offer welding services and know the importance of a job well done. An entire structure or infrastructure can depend on welding and this is a big responsibility we take very seriously. 

So when did it begin?

Well, no one can pinpoint the precise place in time where welding was born, but there is evidence of it as early as the ancient Egyptians, who may have learned how to weld iron together. After that, it was really various people and inventors throughout the following centuries that contributed, in their own way, to the advancement of the technique. 

During the 1800s, several advancements were made in countries like England. Edmund Davy of England is credited with the discovery of acetylene in 1836. The electric generator was invented in the 1900s, which gave way to some new technology to help the technique of welding. Around this time, Arc welding with the carbon arc and metal arc was developed and resistance welding became a practical joining process. Still, in the early 20th century, Stoghmenger introduced a coated metal electrode in Great Britain, and another engineer in Sweden invented a covered or coated electrode during the period of 1907 to 1914, as resistance welding techniques were also developed. 

The techniques since then have greatly improved and today we have things like robotic welding. This method uses computers to weld certain projects more effectively and precisely. This method is also incredibly safe and keeps workers out of hazardous situations. 

Important Industries Where Welding Is Used

How might the world be different if it weren’t for welding techniques? You might not see sturdy metal bridges, airplanes, or military tanks. There might be no room for large ships or cruise boats. So much of this is a result of the welding process that we thought we’d take a look at a few common industries where welding plays a key role. 

Aerospace

Remember that vacation you took last year with the family? It likely wouldn’t have been possible if it wasn’t for welding. This is because most commercial, military, and cargo aircraft use some kind of welding. So imagine the tremendous impact that aircraft has had on modern life and modern warfare. Without it, the world would look pretty different. During World War II, especially, the power of aircraft was truly tested, and welders and mechanics showed their grit and talent by repairing aircraft that would get damaged during routine flights and need to be ready again by the next day. Warfare today and many unmanned aircraft use welding to a similar degree and it is through the outstanding engineering and design that our planes have become as proficient as they are in their given task. 

Trains

The railroad industry was a key part of his country’s history. It was, after all, after railroads started being installed in major cities and through towns, that trade and commerce within the United States really increased. Railroads and trains are, of course, large made and produced with metal. Joining hundreds and hundreds of rail miles necessitated a lot of professional welding. America’s first diesel streamline train was made by the same firm that came up with shot welding. 

Automotive Industry

Cars are just another way that welding is used on a regular basis. There are currently about 279.1 million registered vehicles in the United States. That’s a whole lot of automobiles! And every one of those cars had to go through the assembly line and probably be subject to some kind of welding. 

Construction

Building anything this day and age will likely take some kind of welding to get the structure secure and the foundation set. In the construction industry, it is mostly steel that is used. A large percentage of the steel produced in the world is used for the construction industry.

Shipping

Let us not forget our friend out at sea. Of course, ships, including many military naval ships, require a lot of welding in order to produce strong and robust ships. 

Get Reliable Welding and Metal Services with Wyler Industrial

If you have any kind of industrial work area, you want to ensure that your facility and infrastructure is secure and well-made. That’s where we come in. Here at Wyler Industrial, we provide top-quality welding services for your business. Give us a call today. 

 

Backflow: Causes and Consequences 

In December 1983, in a wastewater treatment plant in San Antonio, a mix up in maintenance related activities caused a nasty backflow into the facility’s potable water. Contaminated water caused eight employees to fall ill, though they recovered. Backflow, which is the unwanted flow of water or liquid in the reverse direction, can be a major health risk. It can also cause a financial burden, like in the case of a meatpacking plant that ruined $2 million worth of meat by spraying it with contaminated water. Even though dozens of similar cases have been documented throughout the decades, many businesses still do not have proper precautions to prevent such incidents. That’s why we at Wyler Industrial Works thought to shine a little more light on the problem of backflow.

Backflow Causes

Backflow is caused by a disparity in pressure. In a normal system, the supply pressure is greater than the system pressure, causing liquids to flow in one direction. Backflow will occur when there’s either back pressure or back siphonage. Back pressure simply means that system pressure has increased to be higher than the supply pressure. If there isn’t sufficient pressure to drive the system, the liquid will flow in the opposite direction. Back siphonage is the opposite—it occurs when the supply pressure is lowered in some way. 

Backflow Consequences

Like the two opening examples would suggest, backflow can pose a serious problem for any business. Backflow contamination from HVAC, poultry farms, contaminated ponds, and many more places all highlight how a mistake can ruin potable water for a company or house, and contaminate the public water supply. Dangerous chemicals can make you and the population around you extremely ill, so it’s best to have a system in place to prevent backflow. Wyler Industries has the backflow system to fit your needs, and the technicians to make sure it’s installed properly. 

Backflow Prevention You Can Trust

Here at Wyler Industries, we know all too well the dangers of backflow. That’s why we have certified backflow technicians that can prevent backflow, and keep your water, employees, and bank account safe. Contact us to see what we can do for you! 

Your Choice for All Your Mechanical Repair Needs

engineer maintenance checking technical data of system equipment Condenser Water pump and pressure gauge , water pump.

engineer maintenance checking technical data of system equipment Condenser Water pump and pressure gauge , water pump.Wyler Industrial is proud to be the go-to choice for many of El Paso’s industrial facilities. We provide mechanical repair services to all those in need. So, if one or many of your industrial machines falters and requires maintenance, Wyler Industrial can step in and take care of the issue at hand. We understand the importance of your work. For this reason, we will work in an efficient manner in order to cut down on downtime so you can get back to work sooner rather than later. If the issue is too grand, then our machine shop can step in. Simply put, Wyler Industrial provides anything and everything you might require.

Work With Wyler

Wyler Industrial Works, Inc. has been a staple in the Border region for over 100 years so we’ve seen and dealt with our fair share of mechanical issues. Even if it seems impossible, the Wyler team will get to work and find a way to fix the issues at hand. Before long, your factory will be back to work. It’ll be as if nothing ever happened in the first place!

The Best in the Southwest

In addition to mechanical repair services, we also provide boiler start-up and repair assistance, pressure piping repair and replacement, combustion control, and commercial gas line installation and maintenance. No matter what industrial issue you may be facing, Wyler Industrial Works, Inc. can help. Give us a call today to learn more about what we can do for you!

The Vast Importance of Reliable Mechanical Repair in the Industrial Sector

Without machines, our entire world would come to a screeching halt. Machines brought us to where we are today and they will continue to assist us in reaching the apex of future society. As useful and necessary as machines are, they also face many risks and often require maintenance and repairs in order to work as efficiently as possible. There’s a reason why people often use the allegory of well-oiled machines to describe a team that’s working to the best of everyone’s abilities. Similarly enough, a faulty machine can cause any industry’s efficiency to plummet. If you’re seeking mechanical repair services in El Paso, then Wyler Industrial can help.

 

No Matter What Your Machines Need, We’ll Be Able to Help

 

There’s nothing funny about machine maintenance. Issues tend to sprout up at the most inopportune times, when a certain task needs to be completed yesterday and the clock is running out. Then, out of nowhere, the machine simply gives out. If you’ve found yourself in this situation, you know just how stressful it can be. Now, if only there was some way to take care of the issue as quickly as possible in order to get back on track, without wasting any more time than need be. Thankfully, there is a way to continue moving forward without worrying about these unexpected issues. This is where Wyler Industrial’s mechanical repair shop comes into play. 

 

Overcoming Every Obstacle 

 

Although machinery has evolved throughout the decades, it’s still as important as it was today as in the past. In fact, reliable machines are more important today than ever before. Countless individuals and companies rely on the industrial factories that call the El Paso area their home. When an issue arises, it’s necessary to find mechanical repair services that won’t miss a step. 

 

Choose a Mechanical Repair Shop You Can Trust

 

Your machines keep your industry going so it makes sense to choose a mechanical repair shop that understands the importance of your machines. Wyler Industrial has been serving El Paso’s industrial sector for well over 100 years. We have the experience necessary to tend to any mechanical issue, no matter its severity. We have always held on to the belief that every job must be a job well done. It’s our goal to make you proud of choosing us as your repair shop and we will not rest until you are satisfied. Put your trust in the hands of Wyler Industrial. We’re here for you!

Boiler Disasters: What Can Go Wrong if You Don’t Hire Professional Help

We all love our boilers, even if you don’t fully understand what they do. Boilers are especially pertinent during the winter months. They stop your home’s pipes from freezing, after all! It’s easy to take boilers for granted. The moment these pieces of equipment cease to work, it’s as if the entire world stops. And what are you to do? Before you go fetch the toolbox, remember that boilers are complex and require professional maintenance in order to avoid any issues. If you’re ready for high-quality service, choose Wyler Industrial. In the meantime, take a look at these common nightmare scenarios that may have occurred if you decided to fix your boiler on your own.

Annual Tune-Ups and Inspections are a Must

In order to avoid expensive repairs in the future, make sure your boiler is inspected and tuned up by a professional once per year. Through regular inspections, your boiler will be able to receive any repairs it may need now rather than having to repair or replace a more substantial aspect (or the entire boiler itself) in the near future. By preparing preemptively to face any repair or mishap, you won’t have to suffer in the cold winter months or pay exorbitant amounts of money when the time for maintenance comes around. If large-scale repairs are necessary, don’t put them off! Taking care of boiler repair can cost a pretty penny but if you put it off, it’ll be much pricier in the future. Avoid any future complications and have your boiler taken care of, today.

Choose a Reputable Team to Take Care of Your Boiler

Your boiler deserves the best help it can get. Don’t cut corners when it comes to boiler repair. Instead, make sure to hire a team who understands boilers, inside and out. With Wyler Industrial’s help, your boiler will be up and running in no time. We’ve been serving the El Paso area for decades and decades. Throughout our time, we’ve seen every single boiler issue imaginable and we’ve been able to use this knowledge and expertise to fix whatever may be ailing your unit. Give us a call today to learn more about what we can do for you. Sure, winter might’ve just ended but that doesn’t mean your boiler should be forgotten about until next October. We’re ready to help!

Famous Boilers from Popular Culture

boilerWhether you have a boiler or furnace, you know how important each unit is for keeping your home nice and toasty during the winter. While a furnace heats your home using air, a boiler uses water to do so. Depending on the age, type, and size of the structure you are trying to heat, you may have either a boiler or a furnace. If you have a boiler, you know just how hot it can get. In fact, this fact along with having boilers in general, has appeared in many different forms of popular culture, from books and movies to video games and tv shows. Here are a few of our favorites.

#1: The Shining’s Infamous Boiler

Probably the most famous boiler from pop culture history is the one from The Shining by Stephen King. Now, for anyone who has only seen the movie but not read the book, there are some serious spoilers up ahead. This is because the movie’s ending was changed significantly from the ending of the book. At the end of the book, rather than freezing to death in the snow, Jack Torrance is killed when the infamous boiler from the beginning of the book explodes. As part of his job, Jack was supposed to relieve the pressure from the massive, old-timey boiler but had neglected to do so their entire stay at the overlook, causing it to explode at the end. All work and no play really does make a Jack a dull boy.

#2: Marshall’s First Boiler on How I Met Your Mother

When Marshall and Lily move into their first home in season 7 of How I Met Your Mother, they’re a bit lost at typical home stuff, like using a breaker or living with a boiler. When searching for the breaker in the basement after the electricity goes out, Marshall is advised to spit on the boiler to hear it sizzle so he knew where it was in order to not burn himself on it. While we don’t see the boiler, its presence is known.

#3: The Boiler Room in Resident Evil 2

While the boiler itself doesn’t come into play much, the boiler room is an important place if you’re trying to beat the Resident Evil 2 video game. You probably remember it as one of the rooms zombies break into but later on, you have to use the door they came in through as an exit. According to Jeffrey Parkin of Polygon, there’s gunpowder and other supplies in there, so be sure to look around!

Boiler Repair and Installation

Aside from appearing in movies, TV shows, video games, and other popular culture, these three boilers have another thing in common: they probably need boiler repair from time to time (yes, even the one in the video game). Boilers can break down for a number of reasons and sometimes, they just give out altogether. Whether they were in need of a repair or a new boiler installation, a professional would’ve been needed to get the job done. In their worlds, they didn’t have Wyler Industrial to rely on. Thankfully, we exist in real life.

Boiler Services from Wyler Industrial

If you’re in need of boiler repair and installation, look no further than Wyler Industrial. We have served businesses in El Paso and throughout the southwest, and are ready and able to help you. We offer high-quality and dependable boiler services that can get your current boiler up and running or your new boiler installed in no time. Call us today so we can get started!

Mechanical Repair Services for All Your Industrial Needs

a man cleaning a large industrial machineIn order for your industrial shop to remain successful, regular maintenance and prompt repairs are necessary. In case anything ever goes wrong, you’ll want to have a reliable shop available for mechanical repair. Whether your boiler goes down or your pressure piping stops working, the repair experts at Wyler Industrial Works can help. If you are looking for certified, experienced mechanics, you can choose Wyler Industrial for reliable service.

Mechanical Repair for Pressure Piping

If your pressure piping ever goes down, you’ll want to conduct mechanical repairs as promptly as possible. The last thing you want is for the problem to get worse which could lead to a halt in production or services. Even worse, breakdowns can also lead to safety problems.

In order to make sure you receive reliable mechanical repairs, you’ll need to find a shop with adequate certifications and experience.  You may also need a shop that can design new pressure piping components to replace parts, increase efficiency, or to accommodate for growing needs.

Boiler Mechanical Repairs

Industrial boilers require ongoing service and prompt repairs. Any kind of problem with an industrial boiler can cause further problems if not handled quickly. Although ongoing service may sound tedious, it can actually prolong the lifespan of your boiler! You can protect this costly equipment by calling the right machine shop for regular service.

After enough time, however, your boiler will need to be replaced. is no secret that boilers have to be replaced at some point. This is due to the machine’s heavy usage and the nature of sediment build up. Whether you require repair or replacement services, Wyler Industrial Works can help.

Preventive Maintenance

If you want to prolong the lifespan of any of your industrial equipment you can call up Wyler Industrial Works for inspections and services. If you notice noises, leaks or faulty operations, you can call us for prompt, reliable mechanical repair service. When issues, shortcomings, and breakdowns are handled right away, you can avoid breaks in production or service!

Contact Us, Today!

If you are looking for the right shop with reliable experts and the proper certifications to handle your industrial repair needs, don’t hesitate to contact Wyler Industrial Works. Please contact us today for more info. One of our friendly staff members will be happy to answer your questions or set you up with an appointment.

The Benefits of Choosing Mechanical Repair in El Paso

a mechanic working on a machineNo matter how high the quality of a machine, there will come a time when it needs repairs, or at the very least some maintenance. When your machine needs a little love and care, you do not want to let just anybody work with it. You want service you can trust, with experience and dedication to getting our machine on track. Wyler Industrial is one such machine shop. We have served businesses in the El Paso area with pride and care for many, many years.

Every Machine Needs Repairs

Even the toughest machines will need repairs every once in a while. It is not a matter of the machine being faulty or old, it is simply a fact of life. Having an experienced machine shop take care of your machine is one of the best ways to ensure it continues to work.

Routine Repairs

One way to avoid a machine break down is to have routine repairs done. Just as you should take in your car for regular oil changes, so too should you have our machine looked at. Whether the machine is big, like an air conditioning unit, or smaller, like a portable HVAC, it will need some care now and then. For example, an air conditioning unit needs to be checked at least once a year for dust build up, and to have its vents cleaned. An HVAC system, especially one that’s used often, needs to have its internal fan and vacuum checked. This is to avoid blockages occurring and to see if any parts need replacing. Many different machines require different kinds of maintenance.

Emergency Repairs

Now, what happens if your machine malfunctions during a crucial time? Well, if you have a machine shop you trust on standby, then you take care of the problem quickly. Having quality service on your side will help make even the most difficult situations a little less stressful.

Finding the Right Shop

You know that having a good machine shop in your contact lists is very beneficial for your peace of mind, but how do you pick the right one? Look for a team that has the experience and expertise you require. As such, Wyler Industrial is ready to help. We understand that Your machines help keep your business running smoothly. So when something goes wrong you need to turn to the qualified people at Wyler Industrial. Give us a call today to learn more about what we have to offer.

Quality ASME Code Welding in El Paso

ASME code welding

Every good welder understands that codes exist to improve the quality of welding work. By providing qualifications for welders we can ensure that such important work meets standards of excellence. The most widely known are ASME code welding, which is the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and the AWS, which is the American Welding Society. At Wyler Industrial Works our shop managers use ASME codes to ensure that we provide top quality welding service.

A Closer Look at the Standards

An ASME is comprised of a team of volunteers. The group is balanced to prevent an interest group taking control. ASME code welding specialist undergoes special training and certification. The ASME developed the “Broiler and Pressure Vessel” code that has 11 different sections. It details the construction, design, and inspection of boilers and pressure vessels. This group also created the “Code for Pressure Piping.” This is a code that with seven sections that has guidelines for materials, fabrication, erection, design, and testing and inspection for piping systems.

These codes create general requirements. Expectations and standards ensure that welding is the same across the industry. For these specific areas, the ASME code welders at Wyler Industrial Works find the codes very important. For repair work as well as alterations, the ASME joined with the National Board of Pressure Vessel Inspectors, NVIC to layout the proper methods and procedures.

Successful ASME Code Welding

At Wyler Industrial Works, we have worked in the El Paso area for quite some time, producing complex metal fabrications. While we have been operating in El Paso since 1891, a lot has changed in our industry but standards have not! We have always maintained proper procedures and stuck to high standards. We care about integrity and providing our clients with great products at the quickest rate possible. Our ASME code welders pride themselves in excellent work that meets the highest standards. Hiring and maintaining talented welders while maintaining certifications is a must.

Visit Us Today

When it comes to providing quality ASME code welding, we deliver quality results! We conduct repairs on boilers, heat exchangers, heating coils and anything pertaining to pressure vessels. Our team can easily handle replacing tubes, rolling tubes, refractory repairs and more. We run a boiler shop that is authorized by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers as well as the National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors to make ASME code welding repairs under the “R,” “PP” and “U” stamps. Be sure to call us today to find out more.