The Need for Pressure Vessel Inspection & Why They Matter 

Worker installs clamping ring on coated pipe

In any industrial setting, anything that is functioning or performing under high pressure is prone to cause serious damage if not working properly. Anything that is pressurized means that it is operating under very specific circumstances and requires every component to do its part. From industrial boilers to other pressure vessels, to your typical pressure washer or water tanks, the importance of maintaining and keeping these vessels secure is absolutely essential.  As certified inspectors of pressure vessels, we understand the necessity for quality upkeep and maintenance of these vessels. 

What is a Pressure Vessel?

To those that work in the industry, a pressure vessel is an everyday occurrence and necessity.  For others, it might sound very exotic but really it refers to any vessel that is operating under high pressures. Most pressure vessels are for industrial use like hot water storage tanks and dividing cylinders.  They can also be used to hold toxic and other non-toxic liquids. For this reason, these are carefully fabricated enclosed containers. They are primarily designed to hold gasses or liquids at high pressures or varying pressures.

These vessels serve a variety of purposes in industrial settings, factories, or installations. Because of the inherent dangers present in anything that involves contained and pressurized gas or liquids, there are stringent regulations and safety protocols that must be met. 

The most common shapes for pressure vessels include:

  • Spheres
  • Cones
  • Cylinders

How are Pressure Vessels Made? 

Because of the high pressure, they must withstand, these vessels will typically be fabricated out of different types of steel. Many will use carbon steel and stainless steel. When fabricating a cylindrical vessel, for example, different steel parts must be welded together to form the shape and ensure safety.

Subpar welding can lead to the compromise of quality, which means that precautions are necessary to ensure the parts are correct and properly installed. Only certain kinds of steel are appropriate for certain parts, as per regulations. Engineering standards require that only steel with high impact resistance should be used for pressure vessels. 

The bodies that establish these fabrication codes include ASME safety guidelines and the National Board of Boiler & Pressure Vessel Inspectors in the U.S. and the EU Pressure Equipment Directive in Europe. Other regulations around the fabrication of these vessels include the use of a load-bearing liner that helps withstand the pressure load. These will typically be composed of metal, ceramic, or polymer. 

What Happens When a Pressure Vessel Loses Integrity or is Cracked? 

If a vessel becomes cracked or damaged it can lead to rupture or leakage. None of these is good news. The potential health hazards that come with either of the above are serious and include poisonings, suffocations, fires, and even explosions. If the energy in the vessel expands and puts added pressure that the vessel is not able to withstand, it is a recipe for disaster.

What is an Industrial Pressure Vessel Inspection? 

Faulty pressure vessels lead to catastrophic consequences. This is why various governmental bodies have stepped in to ensure that there are frequent inspections that maintain the performance and integrity of these vessels. 

The inspection process will look at:

  • How well the vessels meet established industry standards
  • The vessel while empty and in operation
  • Several kinds of pressure tests will be conducted 

As mentioned above there are several ways that a pressure vessel can be inspected. The inspection must happen by someone that is certified through the Board. They might conduct a:

Internal inspection: This type of careful examination of the vessel happens when it is empty and not in operation. This inspection is used to identify internal damage, corrosion, worn-out components, etc. The welded seams will be looked at carefully, as well as other areas near welds and fittings. 

External inspection: This is a type of inspection that is done while the vessel is operational. External inspections are conducted on the outside of the vessel. These are important to catch malfunctioning external components like the piping, connections, and more. 

How Often are These Pressure Vessels Inspected? 

This might vary depending on the particular use for that vessel.  Pressure vessels that house toxic liquids, for example, will need more frequent inspections. Preventative maintenance is the best way to ensure successful inspections and avoid fines, loss time of operation, damage, and —most importantly— accidents and malfunctions. 

Get a Trusted Technician for Your Industrial Needs 

When it comes to industrial pressure vessels and other components, the consequences of malfunction or bad quality can be major. Here at Wyler Industrial, we have been providing quality services for generations. As a family-owned company, we have passed on our knowledge and understanding of the industry as we have grown and settled in the El Paso area. All of our technicians are certified and carefully trained. 

Need a pressure vessel inspection, maintenance, or service? Call Wyler Industrial today. 

The Role of the Machinist: From Aviation and War Efforts to Manufacturing 

CNC router machine

Machining is a broad topic and mostly refers to the process of converting raw materials into finished parts. Many times, it requires removing a piece of material in order to change its shape, size, and function and convert it into a part that will form part of a larger structure like an airplane, vehicle, machine, equipment, etc.  A person who performs this job is typically called a machinist. They are highly-skilled tradesmen that know how to operate machines with a high level of efficiency and they work in machine shops. Wyler Industrial provides machining services for many industries as well, so let’s look more closely at what that entails. 

The Role of the Modern Machinist

The role of the machinist has evolved over time. Today, a machinist operates CNC, or Computer Numerically Controlled, machine tools. These are used to create very specific parts for machines, instruments, aircraft, etc. 

A machinist’s job is very important in manufacturing, as the work that is done in a machine shop will determine the performance of the end-product. The parts that a machinist develops will take their rightful place as an important component of another structure. In order to operate CNC machines, the operator needs to be familiar with the codes, have a solid background in math, and a foundational understanding of the basic concepts of machining. 

In manufacturing and production, a machinist is called upon when a client needs a part to be cut. Machinists will be proficient in working with a variety of metal materials including aluminum, brass, copper, and various alloys. 

Machining can be broken down into three major categories or processes:

Turning

A machinist that specializes in turning is responsible for manufacturing parts in various sizes and working with modern machine tools. Turning requires defining machine data and making necessary corrections or fixes. Turning uses a cutting tool, as a tool bit.

Milling

The process of milling utilizes rotary cutters to remove material. The machinist advances the cutter through the material to cut the material piece. A milling machine looks like a complicated contraption from the early Industrial age, although its workings are far more sophisticated. 

Drilling

When it comes to drilling, a machinist is an expert workman operating heavy-duty drills and making precise drill holes in workpieces. Larger components require drilling to ensure holes are in the right place. 

Typical Machinist Tools:

Machinists use a wide array of tools. They are often used alone or in conjunction with other tools at various steps of the manufacturing process. The major tools include:

Boring tools

Boring is a holemaking operation in the machinist’s tool box, so to speak. Single-edged boring bars will have only one point of contact with the workpiece. 

Cutting tools

This category includes tools such as saws and shears. The cutting tools are used to cut pieces of material that are carefully measured and require a specific shape or size. 

Drilling tools

Any tool with a rotating axis used to penetrate material and create holes or for driving fasteners like screws into the material. 

Turning tools:

These include tools like lathes; they rotate workpieces on their axis. 

A Closer Look at CNC Machining

Computer numerical control machining is a technique used in conjunction with other techniques to precisely cut and produce parts from raw materials. Today’s CNC machines are highly sophisticated and can perform complicated cuts with little to no error margins. The machine is programmed and uses software that is very specific to the task at hand. The history of these machines goes all the way back to the dawn of industrialization. 

As computers and automation become more and more advanced, the technology improves the quality of the work. The earliest Numerical Control machines were built in the 1940s and 50s.  The early versions actually consisted of punching tape and feeding it into a basic machine. The machine was not fully automated and would often have large margins of error. 

Machinists will work for various industries including aviation, automotive, and manufacturing needs. An aircraft machinist is a necessary part of the industry and is not always given the credit they deserve. 

During World War II, machinists and what were called “machinist mates” were indispensable to the war effort. It was these people that ensured the construction of what was then rather experimental aircraft with many moving components and a need to be sturdy as heck. 

Many machinist mates positions were actually open to women during this time and many made their mark on the industry. As military operations became more and more dependent on airpower, the role of the machinist was central to the basic components of the machine. Modern machinists require a variety of skills including deep proficiency working with machine and machine parts, knowledge of CNC, and a deep understanding of hand tools. The job is also physically demanding and requires a lot of problem-solving. 

Make Wyler Industrial Your Go-To Machine Shop!

Wyler Industrial machine shop includes high-grade machining services. If your business operates in an industrial setting, you likely require quality parts made of metal. We are happy to service machines as well. Our trained machinists will help you get your issues sorted out. Connect with a machine shop and find quality industrial services in the southwest. 

History Of The Oil & Gas Industry

worker walking through a oil and gas refinery

Many film fans remember the drama unfolding in the film There Will Be Blood. Its portrayal of the deadlock arguments between families and neighbors when it came to ‘oil-rich’ land. The film showed many shocking moments—including the final bowling alley scene that leaves the viewer a bit shaken. These events are dramatized, as they are based on a satire novel by Upton Sinclair. Still, the oil and gas industry certainly has a unique history full of larger-than-life figures, incredible engineering, and innovation. The need for energy is an important driving force for much of this inventiveness and progress, as they endeavor to make use of the earth’s incredible resources continues.

There is a lot that goes into oil drilling. Here at Wyler Industrial, we love everything that has to do with heavy-duty equipment and machines used in the industrial and manufacturing sectors. So, why not explore some of these super cool tools that help provide one of the most needed resources.

The Steam Engine Changes Everything

Indeed it does. The steam engine brings the transformation from agrarian to an industrial economy. Still, it also spearheads significant changes to specific industries, including production, manufacturing, and the transportation of goods via the steam engine, trains, steamships, and other machines powered by coal. As the population from many coal-burning plants ensued, many women’s groups and others lobbied to take this into account and reduce the smoke-filled air quality that was lingering above many inner-city neighborhoods.

Throughout history, there had been several discoveries into several oil reserves. The most notable ones that kickstarted the move into petroleum as a new energy source began in the late 1900s and early 20th century. Also, one of these first often-cited oil discoveries is the one that happened in Oil Creek, Pennsylvania, in 1959. Native American populations had known about crude oil in the region.

Change Is Happening

It wasn’t until George Bissell and Edwin L. Drake used an oil rig successfully on a site near Oil Creek in Titusville, Pennsylvania. With the help of a clever professor, they tested the substance and surmised it proved useful for many different uses, including illuminating oil. Exactly five minutes until the first significant wave of investors and interested parties came rolling in, looking for ways to get more of this.

Not too far away, in the Appalachian Basin, seeping oil drew some attention and encouraged many to pursue these leads. As the Civil War happened, the oil-producing region spread over much of western Pennsylvania, through New York State, and into parts of Ohio and Kentucky.

Other states had their notable oil contributions in the early 20th century. These include states like Oklahoma in Glenn Pool and, a few decades later, the East Texas oil field. As other technologies developed, like the electric lightbulb,  and automobiles increased. The demand for more efficient production and energy sources rose. The immediate impact of oil was felt across the board. Overall, gasoline sales shot sky high. So, demand only kept growing as dependence and love for a mobile America grew bigger and bigger.

Then comes a major world conflict. The onset of World War I had a tremendous impact on the manufacturing and production of many goods across industrialized nations. The United States of America entered the war a few years late but still ramped up its military production.

The Fist Baron

We would be remiss without talking about the first major oil baron in the United States. John D. Rockefeller began his career in refining and formed the Standard Oil Company. By 1879, the company controlled 90% of the country’s reigning capacity, pipelines, and gathering systems. Many of these companies and major players’ history is another fascinating topic we’ll cover next time!

Just a Few Important Pieces of Equipment in the Industry

Wildcat drilling or exploratory drilling is the process of drilling for oil and natural gas.

Tank vessels: There two types used include storage tanks and gas condensers (pressure vessels). There are many different types of tank vessels used in the industry as well. Some of these can include

Heat exchangers: These types of vessels are known to transfer heat from one fluid to another. The type of heat exchanger used depends on the drilling system. Several different types exist, including shell and tube heat exchangers, plate heat exchangers, regenerative heat exchangers, and more.

Air coolers: These are important equipment in many industries, not just oil and gas. It absorbs heat from materials to be cooled and sent to where the materials need to go.

Evaporators: The evaporator is a device that turns a material that is liquid form into a gaseous state. There are several types as well, including natural/forced circulation evaporator, rising/falling film evaporator, and multiple-effect evaporator.

Here at Wyler Industrial, we work with several important industries. The oil and gas industry is just one of them. So, when it comes to serving and repairing industrial equipment, call a professional!

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!