Custom solutions you need. Experience you trust.
With a team of engineers with extensive technical expertise, Hughes Machinery is ready to design and implement the boiler and heat transfer, steam production and distribution, and process flow control solutions you rely on.
It only takes a few faulty steam traps to add up to big energy loss. Identify opportunities for improved performance and savings with a trap survey.
Our experienced team will conduct a comprehensive survey of your facility, from traps to the equipment surrounding them. We’ll provide you with the status of each individual trap as well as a plan for replacement or system changes to bring your system back up to your standards.
Thermal Assessments and Energy Audits
An efficient and fine-tuned system leads to cost savings and higher yields, so optimize your processes, conserve energy, and save money with an energy audit. From boilers to valves, our audit will identify inefficiencies and develop customized solutions for:
- Process and production
- Maintenance and reliability
You rely on your valves to operate as expected, so when you need a repair, count on our team of highly-trained service professionals to deliver repair and refurbishment services for your valves. Whether you’re repairing a valve to reinstall or to keep as a spare, our valve repair professionals will bring your parts back to life.
Boiler and Start Up
Experience matters when it comes to adjusting your boiler for safety and efficiency. Our Field Service team has decades of experience in the art of boiler startups, bringing the utmost safety and precision to your equipment.
We can also assist in getting other complicated systems up and running, such as:
- Heat exchanger applications
- Mixing valve applications
- Electronic control systems
Ensure proper and timely maintenance and care of your systems with an inventory audit. Our team will conduct a comprehensive survey of your facility and identify the location and status of your parts, making it easy to keep track of your crucial equipment.
Get to know your steam system backwards and forwards with our customized training sessions. At your location or our training facility featuring steam and condensate boards, a full size steam system, see-through glass systems, cut-away components, and more, our courses can be specified to your industry, application, or process.
Steam Technical Training
- Steam Basics: What is steam, steam tables, types of traps, sizing and system layout, testing and auditing
- Advanced Steam: Control valves and PRVs, system expansion, superheat, condensate handling, steam piping best practices
Additional topics include:
- Hot water system overview
- Heat exchanger/boiler design
- Best piping practices
- Water treatment
- Venting design
- Installations and maintenance
Heat transfer is one of the most important parts of heating and cooling process operations, so optimal performance is a must. Our team has the expertise to service, repair, and optimize your heat exchangers, whether shell and tube or plate and frame. Our heat transfer services include:
- Water heater clean-in-place services
- Clean-in-place machine rentals
- Tube bundle replacement
- Test plugs and tools
- Heating and cooling coil measurement and replacement
- Cleaning, testing, and service of plate and frame heat exchangers