Inside the Boiler Room

ABMA has launched our podcast - Inside The Boiler Room.  If you are working with boilers, this podcast is for you. The podcast has been established to raise awareness of today’s boiler industry and share important issues impacting our sector.

You can listen to our podcasts below or download them using the following links. iTunes - Stitcher - Podbean

Tom Wenning from Oak Ridge National Laboratories (ORNL) joins ABMA for Episode #13 of the Inside the Boiler Room.  ORNL is the largest US Department of Energy science and energy laboratory, conducting basic and applied research to deliver transformative solutions to compelling problems in energy and security.

This episode shares insights on the impactful research taking place at ORNL and the resources for boiler manufacturers and end-users of our products including the Better Buildings, Better Plants program, Federal Energy Management Program and new online tools available to assess your current energy management along with the value and impact of future investment.

Bob Rizza from Power Flame and Eric Graham from Webster Combustion join ABMA for Episode #12 of Inside the Boiler Room 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.

Newly elected ABMA Board Chair John Viskup, President & CEO of Victory Energy, joins Inside the Boiler Room for Episode #11.

Guest interviewer Robert Beverly, the 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, how the association is addressing industry-wide issues such as workforce development.

This episode of Inside the Boiler Room follows a flying theme with discussions with two speakers from our 2019 Annual Meeting. Johan Mlouka from Flyability kicks off the episode sharing 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.

This episode features a discussion with ABMA Technical Consultant Gene Tompkins on the basic types of boilers and includes highlights of ABMA’s new publication titled the Differences in Boiler Types, authored by Gene. 

This episode features Dustin Divinia from Vector Systems & Sean McMenamin from Nationwide Boiler for a discussion on 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.


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.

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.

Episode #5 of Inside the Boiler Room features Connor Lokar from ITR Economics.  This episode includes an economic outlook for overall economy and boiler industry, the short and long-term impact of Trump Administration focus on tariffs and the realities for coal, gas and renewables.

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.

This episode discusses the importance of proper boiler installation with the publication authors Gene Tompkins, ABMA’s Technical Consultant and Jim Kolbus, product manager at Clark-Reliance. Our discussion touches on various areas of the boiler installation from common missteps and the role of codes and standards to what can happen if the boiler is not properly installed by a trained technician.

Ross Eisenberg, vice president of energy and resources policy at the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) joins the podcast to discuss the outlook for Federal Energy and Environmental policy in the age of Trump.  During our discussion, we discuss the unique times in Washington, the Trump Administration’s focus on manufacturing and the outlook for energy and environmental policies from DOE and EPA that could have an impact on the global boiler industry. 

This episode is an introduction to the American Boiler Manufacturers Association (ABMA) and our new podcast. We share insights on why ABMA decided to a podcast, what to expect and preview a few upcoming episodes.