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New integrated control system from Hurst Boiler

January 13, 2012
By Hurst Boiler & Welding Company Inc.

JHurst Integrated Control Systemsan. 13, 2012, Coolidge, GA - Hurst Boiler & Welding Company has developed a new high efficiency and integrated control system that can be used with all their existing products.

Jan. 13, 2012, Coolidge, GA – A family-owned business serving the global market, Coolidge, GA-based Hurst Boiler & Welding Co. has developed and manufactured coal, solid waste, wood, biomass, and hybrid fuel-fired steam and hot water boilers and packaged systems from 6 to 2,500 bhp and pressures to 650 psi since 1967. Hurst Boiler is proudly introducing their comprehensive line of high efficiency integrated boiler control systems featuring graphical visualization and information collection to facilitate easier and better operational management of boilers and supporting peripherals. Each integrated control system provides cutting edge PLC control, variable frequency drives and HMI interfaces devices.

“Large facilities such as manufacturing, refining, schools and hospitals have multiple boilers for redundancy and turndown,” explained Jimmy Bruner, Hurst Boiler’s Control Systems Manager. “Our new, highly advanced integrated control systems are easy to use and provide many efficiency enhancements. Our trusted, reliable boiler now becomes a source of diagnostics and information to meet the needs of our customer. They want to know more about their energy usage, predictive maintenance and better analyze their utilities operations. The HURST integrated controls family gives them that opportunity.

new, highly advanced integrated control systems are easy to use and
provide many efficiency enhancements," says Jimmy Bruner, Hurst Boiler’s Control Systems Manager.


“All of our products can be fitted with the new technology,” said Bruner. “The FireMaster controls option fits all gas/oil package products and provides real-time monitoring of operational status, informative alarm annunciation, and trending to augment the standard controls associated with the boiler operation. The OXYMaster moves the deaerator’s controls to a new level where information can be displayed and gathered to see the effects of feedwater oxygen reduction and temperature control for efficient boiler operation. The FEEDMaster is our offering to gather information and control feedwater where less water tempering is required. This takes our industry-proven feed water delivery systems to a higher level, allowing any component to be monitored for optimum efficiency. Our Hurst BIOMASSter is the industry leader in control of biomass boilers. All aspects of the biomass system are controlled, monitored, displayed and trended. From fuel delivery to boiler operation to ash removal – all processes are readily available for precise, informative control of the biomass boiler.”


To facilitate centralized control and data collection, Hurst’s BOILERMaster brings all the aforementioned components into a concise overview. This provides a central point of control and collection of all the information about the HURST connected equipment. Further options are available for logging, remote monitoring, webserver, email and sharing the data collected. Customers benefit from the ease of use and the ability to pinpoint problems or ways to improve overall efficiencies that will offer significant fuel and overall cost savings. So Hurst really has covered all the bases. In recognition of Hurst’s innovative use of their PLC, VFD and HMI products, Siemens Automation recently featured Hurst Boiler in their TIA Portal video and Control Engineering magazine article. The TIA Portal is the newest and most innovative software from Siemens really adding a dimension not seen in the automation arena in many years. Coupled with the Siemens broad product offering and world wide support, Hurst leads the way in world class controls.

Hurst Boiler’s advanced integrated control systems offer precision control for increased boiler plant productivity, lower fuel costs, reduced emissions, and lower maintenance costs. For more information about Hurst Integrated Control Systems, visit or call 1-877-994-8778. To experience the integrated controls first hand, visit Hurst Boiler at Booth # 4949 at the upcoming 2012 AHR Expo, January 23 – 25, 2012, McCormick Place North and South, Chicago, IL, for a live demonstration.

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About Hurst Boiler & Welding Co., Inc.

Hurst Boiler & Welding Company, Inc. has been manufacturing, designing, engineering and servicing gas, oil, coal, solid waste, wood, biomass and hybrid fuel-fired steam and hot water boilers since 1967. With installations across all industries worldwide, Hurst Boiler is recognized for the highest code standards, innovative engineering and design, Energy Star rating, and renewable, sustainable solutions for green building design and operational efficiency. Visit or call (877) 994-8778.

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