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  • “THE HANDY HEADER™” – Building Block to Hydronic Distribution Efficiency

    Boilers On Demand LLC is pleased to announce “The Handy Header™”, entitled “THE COMPACT STEEL HYDRONIC HEADER” in our Patent Submission. It is the first of several proprietary devices that contribute to the documented performance of our first, true Delta-T ECM Hydronic (Forced Hot Water) Heating Appliance (Patents Pending – USA & Canada).

    The “Compact Steel Hydronic Header” is a redefinition of the common welded steel-piped boiler header, but optimized for hydronic performance and utilitarian value. Design compaction reduces the size and material content of current headers by approximately 40 percent while increasing hydronic distribution (flow) efficiency proportionally at minimum.

    Designed specifically to minimally space and orient Taco® “Zone Sentry” Valves, it supersedes the need for a Valve or Circulator Relay Panel on our Delta-T ECM Circulator-based systems. It has similar value on “conventional” heating system installations, however we are initially offering The Handy Header™ System only on our products.

    The “Compact Steel Hydronic Header” is the “building block” for a series of logical derivatives as follow:

    1. The Compact Header – The Base

    2. Zone Valve Assembly (Pre-Built)

    3. Hydronic Distributor (Pre-Built)

    4. Miscellaneous Applications

    The Compact Steel Header System is utilized on both our Modular Supply and Return Assemblies, configured to the Client Application.

    The Delta-T ECM Hydronic Distributor (our naming) is uniquely applicable to our larger, Multi-Boiler Systems. A series of these can be branched off the System Supply Log to suit extended installation requirements.

    Additional device announcements to follow upon prior qualification.

    Refer to our website BoilersOnDemand.com for additional details.


  • USPTO NOTICE OF PATENT PUBLICATION – Paul D. Mercier, Sr.

    Pursuant to United States Patent & Trademark Office Regulations our Patent Submission entitled “ENHANCED CONVECTION, DIFFERENTIAL TEMPERATURE MANAGED, HYDRONIC HEATING APPLIANCE” is now posted for public access and viewing.

    A copy of the published application can be obtained at the following link, http://appft.uspto.gov/netahtml/PTO/srchnum.html.  Type in the publication number 20170299200Click “Search”, a link is presented to the published application, simply click on this link to access the published application html format.  To view the application as published click on the blue “Images” button at the top of the page.  Please note you will need an appropriate TIFF reader in order to view these images.

    We believe this to be the first, truly self-contained Delta-T ECM Hydronic Distribution enabled Heating APPLIANCE. It dramatically alters the installation of hydronic (FHW) heating systems as a free-standing, modular construction, application specific device. The installation task is reduced to merely positioning our Appliance and extending interconnect piping & wiring as necessary. Skill levels, installation and operational costs are significantly reduced with predictable system performance resulting. Interchangeable gas or oil firing options ….. same appliance!

    The proprietary items that support our claims beyond any contemporary hydronic heating installation are:

    1. Near-boiler piping configuration permits a “packaged” device, optimizing natural hydronic (gravity) convection with de facto Indirect Water Heater service prioritization.
    2. High-mass Boiler and Indirect Water Heater thermal capacities enable prolonged convection heating continuity under failed circulator or power burner conditions.
    3. Lowered system temperature operation and reduced burner cycling times for increased efficiency, extended system life with lower operating costs.
    4. All high-mass cast iron, steel, brass & bronze construction provides prolonged, natural chemical corrosion and thermal shocking resistance vs. all contemporaries.
    5. Proprietary components and assemblies enhance appliance operation and performance.
    6. A “Design for Manufacture” Appliance provides optimum consumer value.

    “Simple, Durable, Efficient FHW Heating ….. Period!”

    Within our Patent Submission are references to “derivatives” attendant to our product(s). These are being announced as our testing and sourcing is completed. Check our website for updates.

    Follow these links to our Product Sales Brochure and our website for additional detail.

    Author Note: Updated 12/14/2018


  • BOILERS ON DEMAND LLC

    Be advised that as of April 10, 2017 Boilers On Demand is now registered in the State of New Hampshire as a Limited Liability Corporation.

    This is necessitated by our intent to provide our “ENHANCED CONVECTION, DIFFERENTIAL TEMPERATURE MANAGED, HYDRONIC HEATING APPLIANCE” (Patents Pending – USA & Canada) to in particular the Residential Hydronic (FHW) Heating Market.

    Fully integrating Delta-T ECM Hydronic Distribution Technology by Taco Comfort Solutions® with our proprietary near-boiler piping system enables a functional Hydronic (FHW) Heating Appliance. Further incorporating our experience with Natural Hydronic (Gravity) Heating with a Weil-McLain® UO Series (very) High-Mass, Triple-Pass Boiler provides a simple, durable and efficient heating system.

    Our modular, application-specific appliance capability provides the heating market with a value engineered alternative to the contemporary loose-piece, build-on-site trade practices. The predictable price-performance of a multi-fuel capable “Made In America” appliance is particularly attractive to the heating consumer.

    We are currently marketing our product via our dedicated website www.BoilersOnDemand.com and to Fuel Dealers, Trade Institutions and Journals, Tradesmen and Contractors in the USA and Canada. Extensive planning, installation and maintenance resources are currently available on our website along with a deliverable Power Point Presentation on our technological effort.

    There is now a real alternative in the Residential Heating Market and we encourage you as a consumer or trade participant to explore “The Hydronic (FHW) Heating Revolution”.

     


  • SUBMISSION FOR NON-PROVISIONAL (UTILITY) PATENT PROTECTION

    BoilersOnDemand.com via its Principal, Paul D, Mercier, Sr., has filed for Non-Provisional Intelligent Property Protection (Utility Patent) in the United States of America and Canada on the: ENHANCED CONVECTION, DIFFERENTIAL TEMPERATURE MANAGED, HYDRONIC HEATING APPLIANCE.

    We deem this to be the first, truly integrated, free-standing, simple, durable Hydronic (FHW) Heating Appliance in the Market. Enabled by recent advances in Delta-T ECM Hydronic Distribution, the major elements of energy generation and distribution augmented by our optimization of natural convection (Gravity Heating) comprise the highest efficiency product available ….. bar none!

    A true “appliance”, merely coupling it to site utilities and radiation effects a completed hydronic (FHW) heating installation. Dramatic reductions in materials, labor & skill content, floor-space and maintenance have been realized. A truly “Value Engineered” product.

    Further detail will be made available on our web site www.BoilersOnDemand.com as we finalize our patenting process.


  • Heating Oil vs. Natural Gas Heating Cost Crossover, Again.

    http://oilprice.com/…/Is-This-The-Most-Bearish-Oil-Report-O…

    We are back in the $45/BBL Oil Barrel Price range. As we have prior blogged on our site, #2 Heating Oil is now again the Lowest Cost per Million BTU heating fuel in our region, including Natural Gas. This value is equated via. application of Appliance AFUE Efficiencies of 87% and 95% for oil & gas, respectively.

    For the third concurrent year we have recommended that our clients not purchase “Pre-Pay Heating Oil Contracts” and seek participation in Fuel Buying Clubs/Groups. The current and potential financial benefits are substantial.

    It further appears that this will be a heating season repetitive condition.

    Updated: 01/02/19 P.D.M., Sr.


  • “DELTA-T (ΔT) ECM HYDRONIC HEATING 101” PRESENTATION AVAILABLE

    We have formulated and make available a Power Point Presentation entitled “DELTA-T (ΔT) ECM HYDRONIC HEATING 101”.

    It details our development and application of the Taco® VT2218 Circulator as a Dedicated System Circulator creating a “Packaged Delta-T ECM Hydronic (FHW) Heating System” (Patent Pending).

    Contact us for additional details and arrangements.

    603-588-2333 or

     


  • Our Feature Article “BEYOND AFUE TOWARD HYDRONIC HEATING SYSTEM EFFICIENCY” Published In Plumbing Engineer, May 2016

    We are both humbled and pleased to confirm that our Feature Article “BEYOND AFUE TOWARD HYDRONIC HEATING SYSTEM EFFICIENCY” has been published in the eminent Trade Journal “Plumbing Engineer” in its May 2016 Issue.

    It documents our efforts to apply Delta-T ECM Circulators as Dedicated System Circulators in Hydronic Systems. Mercier Engineering is the INDUSTRY FIRST to do so, culminating a three (3) year development and field testing effort.

    We aspire that the Hydronics Industry and ultimately the Heating Consumer may benefit from our work.


  • BoilersOnDemand.com INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY PROTECTION

    Be advised that as of this writing Paul D. Mercier, Sr. d-b-a “Mercier Engineering” has sought Intellectual Property Protection for “A Packaged Delta-T Hydronic (FHW) Heating System” and its derivatives (to be announced). This includes immediate Provisional Patent Protection (Patent Pending), Trademarks and Copyrights as may be applicable to our technical materials.

    Our “Mission Statement” is to improve hydronic (FHW) heating for the common betterment. As such we have published “The Heating Blog” on our website for many years in the public domain. In so doing we have accrued an international readership, for which we are truly flattered. These materials are de facto Copyrighted under U.S. Law and the reader may avail of these. Replication for personal gain or profit (plagiarism) however crosses the legal barrier. If there is any doubt, contact us for appropriate permission(s).

    As noted on our Home Page we are the technically acknowledged industry first to successfully apply a Delta-T “Intelligent” Hydronic Circulator at the System Level and to specifically Residential/Light Commercial FHW Heating. It promises to be a boon to all hydronic installations. Currently our services are limited as noted on our website, but we are exploring means to extend to the heating market in entirety. Therefore, please watch for pending announcements.

    Author’s Update Notations of 06/12/2017 as follows:

    1. Final Non-Provisional Intellectual Property Protection Submission was made on 04/13/2017 on a now entitled: “ENHANCED CONVECTION, DIFFERENTIAL TEMPERATURE MANAGED, HYDRONIC HEATING APPLIANCE”.
    2. United States Patent and Trademark Office Filing Receipt received on 06/08/2017.
    3. Awaiting Patent Submission Review, we continue to improve, assess and forward documentation to support our Claims.

     


  • THE NEW “TACO COMFORT SOLUTIONS” — OUR COLLABORATION

    JUST ANNOUNCED: Taco, Inc. is now Taco Comfort Solutions under the Taco Group. (Note hyper-links.)

    They are now functionally a privately-held Global Company with extended participation in new areas of hydronic technology. Reading their announcement link will familiarize you with their extending enterprise.

    One area is the application of EDM Technology to residential level hydronic circulation. We have been installing and monitoring their “BumbleBee”, Viridian and now the OOe Series VT2218 Delta-T Circulators in our selective field installations for the past two years. Taco has recently become aware of our work and acknowledged its value in promoting Delta-T Hydronic Distribution Technology. With their collaboration we are now upgrading all of our field “beta” installations to the latest VT2218 OOe Series Circulator.

    In the near future a documentary Trade Article will release to detail our personal efforts in applying and promoting EDM Delta-T Circulation Technology. We are resolute in promoting it as the evolutionary and revolutionary advance in Hydronic (FHW) Heating that it truly is.

    Our thanks also extend to our patient and understanding “guinea pigs” (customers) who have supported us in this effort. Their ultimate reward is now having in our estimate the finest Residential Delta-T Hydronic Heating Systems on the market!


  • MERCIER ENGINEERING INTRODUCES “PRE-BUILT, PRE-PACKAGED BOILER SYSTEMS”

    This Blog, originally written in 2008 has been superseded by our subsequent development activity, culminating in a Non-Provisional Intelligent Property Protection Submission (Utility Patent) in the USA & Canada in April, 2017.

    The original blog crossed out text following has been retained to witness our efforts in both timeline and content. The final submission attributes:

    1. A true hydronic appliance vs. the partially pre-built, conventional system described therein.
    2. New Delta-T ECM Hydronic Technology is fully integrated, dramatically reducing component content, increasing distribution efficiency and system performance.
    3. Gravity (Convection) Heating is optimized and provides innate, additional performance.
    4. A flexible, modular design, it is readily manufactured and provides excellent value with predictable performance.
    5. Prior and further proprietary design features have been fully integrated. Example: The “Iron Cross Manifold” has evolved into the “Compact Steel Hydronic Header” – Patent Pending.

    The ENHANCED CONVECTION, DIFFERENTIAL TEMPERATURE MANAGED, HYDRONIC HEATING APPLIANCE™ Product Brochure on our BoilersOnDemand.com website will further detail our effort. 

    Amended 07/07/2017 P.D.M., Sr.

    Modern, high efficiency hydronic (hot water) heating systems necessarily incorporate technological features that sophisticate them, particularly in the areas of controls and distribution. Whereas in the past one could make a few wiring connections and connect a few pipes, now the task may appear daunting. However, organizing these functions logically and employing selected hydronic and control components can result in both a sophisticated, yet simple system.

    Mercier Engineering is dedicated to advancing hydronic heating applications by applying the benefits of over 50 years of “being in the trenches”, so to speak. As such we recognize that there are skilled DIY’s (Do-It-Yourselfers) and Contractors who have access to skills complimenting heating installations. Our contribution is to reduce the task to a manageable one in cooperation with our customer by providing a very cost-effective, packaged forced hot water heating system.

    Since the introduction of Weil-McLain’s Ultra Series of Gas and Oil Boilers (click on our site links) and applying Taco’s renowned hydronic components and relays to them, we recognize the opportunity of readily “packaging” these products. This is further highlighted by the recent announcement of our “Iron Cross Manifold” (TM) System that efficiently configures multiple circulators and valving. Furthermore as service people ourselves this configuration is a serviceman’s pleasure, providing ready access and diagnostics for future eventualities. Note that this service is available ONLY on and limited to the Weil-McLain Ultra Series Products.

    From client supplied site detail we build the boiler systems on the Weil-McLain Pallets, then knock them down for re-shipment. All shipments are F.O.B. Antrim, New Hampshire. Note that packaging limitations may preclude commercial freight and require arranging local pickup by the client.

    To complete the installation the client will have to:

    1. Transit, de-palletize and position the system.
    2. Exhaust the boiler per manufacturer recommendations.
    3. Assemble the burner to the boiler (oil only).
    4. Extend fuel connection (gas piping or oil line) to the system.
    5. Extend 1/2″ water service to the input pressure regulator/backflow preventer.
    6. Connect the heating zone supplies and returns as applicable.
    7. Connect the thermostats to the control relay.
    8. Extend 110V 15A power service from the overhead thermal switch to the boiler service switch.
    9. Execute system fill, purge and start up procedures.

    Also note that all permits, code compliance and inspection(s) are the responsibility of the client.

    So, if you have been hesitant to upgrade and thought you just couldn’t afford a top-end Energy Star System, but have complementary skills at your disposal, this may be an answer to your dilemma.

    Contact us to discuss your particular situation. As usual there is NO OBLIGATION.