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Inside the Boiler Room

Summary: If you are working with boilers, this podcast is for you. Inside the Boiler Room is a podcast presented by ABMA - the American Boiler Manufacturers Association. Since our founding in 1888, ABMA has advocated for the safe production and operation of boilers, facilitated advances in energy efficiency, and partnered with our members to continue to progress. Our podcast has been established to raise awareness of today’s boiler industry and share important issues impacting our sector.

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 Episode #18 - Who You Gonna Call? Rental Boilers – Critical When You Need Them with Larry Day, Nationwide Boiler | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 52:13

This episode of Inside the Boiler Room features Larry Day, President & CEO of Nationwide Boiler sharing his insights on the world of rental boilers that has significant relevance during the COVID-19 crisis with boilers near capacity at many hospitals and food processing facilities. After listening to this podcast, you will understand what an important role the boiler rental sector plays for many end-users of our products.

 Episode #17 - Navigating Uncharted Waters – Boiler Industry & COVID-19 – Doug Wright, Superior Boiler | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 36:00

This is a special episode of Inside the Boiler Room featuring Doug Wright, President & CEO of Superior Boiler & Vice-Chair of ABMA. Please note, this episode was recorded on Thursday, April 2, 2020. Doug joined ABMA President & CEO Scott Lynch for a discussion on how Superior Boiler & the boiler industry are adapting to the ever-evolving situation with the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. To learn more about Superior Boiler, visit For more information on ABMA, visit

 Episode #16 - Boiler Product Safety & Performance – Partnering with Industry to Foster Innovation with Kevin Choi, UL LLC | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 47:59

Kevin Choi from UL LLC joins us for Episode #16 of Inside the Boiler Room. This episode is sponsored by Webster Combustion Technology. The podcast begins with an overview of what makes UL an effective third-party & then a discussion of how UL partners with manufacturers throughout the listing process & what UL listed products should mean to the boiler end-user. The conversation concludes with a discussion about the importance of proper maintenance & staying current with today’s standards & technology.

 Episode #15 - Dispelling Boiler Myths for the Commercial Sector with Ray Wohlfarth, Fire & Ice Heating & Cooling | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 40:42

Author and Industry Columnist Ray Wohlfarth joins ABMA for Episode #15 of Inside the Boiler Room to discuss the benefits of boilers in the commercial sector. Ray is also president of Fire & Ice Heating & Cooling in Pittsburgh, PA. To learn more about Ray, visit, follow him on Twitter @FireIceHeat, or visit Fire & Ice, ABMA would to thank long-time ABMA Member Preferred Utilities for sponsoring this podcast episode. Visit to learn more. 

 Episode #14 - Do you Know the Water Level in Your Boiler? – Boiler Drum Level Instrumentation with Jim Kolbus, Clark-Reliance | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 54:43

Jim Kolbus from Clark-Reliance joins ABMA for Episode #14, he brings his expertise to the topic of boiler drum level instrumentation.  Jim regularly presents on this topic and is the lead author of their guidebook on Drum Level Instrumentation Guideline that is updated regularly based on changes in the ASME code. This episode discusses the importance of drum level instrumentation and the various types of direct reading glass gages and indirect remote level indicators. For more information visit

 Episode #13 - Energy Research to Transformative Solutions – Tom Wenning from Oak Ridge National Laboratories (ORNL) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 54:29

Tom Wenning from Oak Ridge National Laboratories (ORNL), the US Department of Energy's largest science & energy lab joins ABMA for Episode #13 of the Inside the Boiler Room. This episode shares insights on the impactful research taking place at ORNL & the resources for boiler manufacturers & end-users of our products including the Better Buildings, Better Plants program, Federal Energy Management Program & new online tools available to assess your current energy management and impact of future investment.

 Episode #12 - Demystifying the Flame - Burner Technology for Firetube Boilers with Bob Rizza from Power Flame & Eric Graham from Webster Combustion | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 40:22

Bob Rizza from Power Flame and Eric Graham from Webster Combustion join ABMA for Episode #12 to share insights on burners for firetube boilers. This episode features discussions on recent burner technology advances, purchasing a new burner, proper burner installation and ways to ensure efficiency during operation. To learn more visit and @Power_Flame_Inc. on Twitter. Visit and @WbstrEngneering on Twitter. Find out more about ABMA, using #ABMABoiler or visit

 Episode #11 - Leading Boiler Industry with John Viskup - President & CEO – Victory Energy | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 29:33

Newly elected ABMA Board Chair John Viskup, President & CEO of Victory Energy, joins Inside the Boiler Room for Episode #11. Guest interviewer Robert Beverly, editor of ABMA’s magazine Today’s Boiler and senior editor of The News, talks with Viskup about his origins in the boiler industry, the continuing innovation in our sector and how ABMA members are solutions providers for their customers. He also shares why Victory is a member of ABMA, and how the association is addressing industry-wide issues.

 Episode #10 - Live from 2019 Annual Meeting - Flying Drones & Thunderbirds | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 44:23

This episode follows a flying theme with discussions with two speakers from our 2019 Annual Meeting. Johan Mlouka from Flyability shares the opportunities of drone technology in boiler installation, inspection and maintenance. The episode concludes with Nicole Malachowski, the female Air Force Thunderbird Pilot sharing her story that begins with military achievement in a male-dominated hierarchy to overcoming life-threatening situations by Harnessing Headwinds of Change and growing from her experiences.

 Episode #9 - The Right Boiler for the Application – Understanding Boiler Types for Steam Applications Gene Tompkins, ABMA Technical Consultant | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 38:48

Gene Tompkins, ABMA’s Technical Consultant, joins us to discuss the various boiler types along with their features and what makes each of them the right fit for some applications and challenging for others.  The discussion points in this episode come from a new ABMA publication authored by Tompkins titled Boiler Types for Steam Applications. This episode of the podcast is sponsored bySuperior Boiler. Please visit to learn more about their products and on Twitter at @SuperiorBo

 Episode #8 - Using SCR Systems to Address NOx Requirements with Dustin Divinia from Vector Systems & Sean McMenamin from Nationwide Boiler | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 34:38

Dustin Divinia from Vector Systems & Sean McMenamin from Nationwide Boiler joins ABMA for Episode #8 of the podcast for a discussion Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) systems to address NOx emissions. This episode shares the features of the SCR systems and what end-users should know about the installation and maintenance of the system. For more information, on ABMA, check out our social media channels with #ABMABoiler or visit our website at

 Episode #7 - Live from MC 2018 – Keynote Insights from Jerrod Murr & Darren McBurnett | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 32:45

This special episode of Inside of the Boiler Room features interviews with 2018 Manufacturers Conference keynote speakers Jerrod Murr of Paradigm Shift and Retired Navy Seal Darren McBurnett. If you lead or wish to lead within your company, this podcast is for you. Their messages will inspire you to be a better leader and focus on building exceptional teams within your company. For more details on Darren and Folds of Honor and/or to donate, visit & find them on Twitter @FoldsofHonor.

 Episode #6 Deaeration – Essential to Effective Boiler Operation with Tom Garbarino, BFS Industries & Jeremy Zellmer, Industrial Steam | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 43:18

Tom Garbarino of BFS Industries and Jeremy Zellmer of Industrial Steam joins ABMA for Episode #6 of the podcast to discuss the importance of deaeration in the boiler room. This episode features the benefits and impact of deaeration, common mistakes with deaerator installation and how end-users can head off water treatment issues. For more details on BFS Industries, visit their website at For more details on Industrial Steam, visit their website at  www.abma.

 Episode #5 - Economic Headwinds & Tailwinds for the Boiler Industry with Connor Lokar from ITR Economics | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 54:00

This episode features Connor Lokar from ITR Economics and who shares an economic outlook for boiler industry, the short and long-term impact of Trump Administration focus on tariffs and the realities for coal, gas and renewables. For more details on the Manufacturers Conference, visit the ABMA website at Follow ITR Economics on Twitter @ITROutlook and ABMA is Twitter @ABMABoiler along with Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.

 Episode #4 - Want to Optimize Boiler Efficiency – Maintenance & Training is a Necessity, with Steven Taylor - Director of Sales, Rental Equipment and Special Projects - Ware | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 44:21

Steve Taylor from WARE joins ABMA for Episode #4 of the podcast to discuss the importance of boiler maintenance and training. Our conversation addressed the need for a comprehensive maintenance schedule, how to head off issues before they become big problems and the importance of partnering with expert field technicians.  In addition, we discussed the importance of training for boiler installers, operators and anyone working with boilers and Steve shared some details on WARE’s Boiler University.


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