Remote Boiler Monitoring

steam plant controls and instrumentation


Remote Boiler Monitoring and Troubleshooting 

Our Controls & Instrumentation division provides remote boiler monitoring of the performance and condition of boiler equipment in real-time from our location. With remote access to our customers’ boiler control systems via cellular service or VPN via a customers' network, IB&M can often analyze customer issues and create solutions without an on-site visit.


Instant and 24/7 remote access to the boiler control system is a rapid and most convenient way to assist in troubleshooting, acknowledge alarms, and report them to the plant without a physical check - saving time and travel charges. Remote boiler system monitoring can provide detailed reporting if the installed control systems are fitted with the right instruments. Remote monitoring can also be a valuable safeguard to help with the lack of boiler operators.


IB&M installs this capability on new PLC based projects, with VPN network configuration available up to 90% of the time on our systems so they can provide more data for troubleshooting, boiler and equipement efficiency, over all system operation.


Monitor Multiple Devices at Once

Remote access monitoring provides actioanable performance data for steam and hot water boilers, pumps, burners, generators and related steam plant equipment. Alert notifications can inform you of unexpected changes in boiler temperature or pressure, fuel level, or other operational problems, and dramatically reduce response times to address. Remote boiler monitoring can also provide valuable performance data used to improve boiler efficiency optimization and save on fuel costs.


Contact IB&M today at (855) 753-BOILER and speak to our Controls & Instrumentation division for more information on remote boiler monitoring for your steam plant.



Fireye Nexus Systems

Fireye Burner Control MB Series


This packaged controller includes a main control system, plug-in flame sensor modules, a UV detection system, and a UV self-check.


  • Control and monitor up to 20 individual gas, oil, or combination gas/oil burners connected to a common valve train
  • Detects responsible boiler in the event of flame failure
  • Optional MB510 remote alpha-numeric display
  • Optional MB-604E or MB608E for systems requiring more than 4 burners per zone


Fireye Nexus Integrated Controller


The Fireye Nexus combustion control unit provides flame safeguarding and parallel positioning for oil, gas, and combination fuel burners using IR, UV, or UV self checking scanners.


  • Control and monitor up to 20 individual gas, oil, or combination gas/oil burners connected to a common valve train
  • Burner sequencing, ignition timing, and flame monitoring protection
  • Compact and user-configurable
  • Independent servo motor control
  • Parallel positioning of up to four channels (2 air, 2 fuel), accurate to 0.1º


Fireye PPC 5000 & PPC 6000


The cost-effective PPC 5000 controls electronic fuel/air ratios and parallel positioning functions for gas and/or liquid fuel-based industrial burners.


  • Compatible with existing flame safeguard controls
  • Controls up to 8 servo motors
  • Fuel/air ratio control


The PPC 6000 is the most compact and efficient parallel positioning system in the Fireye Nexus series. The PPC 6000 is compatible with servo motors ranging from 3 to 37 ft/lbs, and utilizes CanBus communication for reliable servo operation.


  • Controls up to 10 servo motors
  • Four programmable profiles
  • Positional accuracy up to 0.1º

Custom Built “Non-CAN” Systems

Allen Bradley Controls or Compact Logix (ladder logic, FB, Scripting)
ABB Mod30ML and Modcell multi-loop controller (FB, and scripting)
Modicon M340 or Quantum PLC (ladder logic, FB, Scripting)
GE PLC or MTL Matrix system (ladder logic, FB, Scripting)
Siemens 353 multi-loop controller (FB)
Siemens SIMATIC PLC’s (Ladder logic, FB, Scripting)
Automation Direct PLC Koyo and DoMore CPU’s (Ladder logic)


The above control systems configuration will have PLC or multi-loop controller for CCS and option PLC or YB110 or RM7800 for BMS.


All the below PLC based controls systems have HMI, MMI and SCADA display systems. IB&M provides configurations for full detail of boiler, burner, combustion, all AI/AO, DI/DO and system performance, control, and diagnostics.


The following configurations are available for the above PLC’s and controllers:


  • Single point positioning jackshaft system
  • Single point positioning parallel system
  • Single point positioning parallel with feedback
  • Cross limiting parallel positioning system
  • Full meter cross limiting positioning system
  • O2 trim
  • Single, two and three element drum level control
  • Firstout annunciation
  • FGR control
  • Duel fuel firing
  • Fuel changing on the fly
  • Pressure and level control for Deaerator
  • Water softeners configuration and control
  • Plant master control system for multi – boiler applications. With lead/lag, hot boiler standby, biasing boiler masters, automatic boiler warm up, switching boilers automatically if burner or boiler failure to standby hot boiler
  • VFD control loops for pressure, and level
  • VFD control for combustion air
  • VFD control for fuel oil pump pressure
  • Multi-fuel configurations (gas “natural, hydrogen, propane-air,  propane, Bio-gas), oil (2 to 6, Bio fuel oil)


All of our systems have the ability of remote monitoring and diagnostics via modem, DSL/cable or cellar.


We can install Local/remote PC SCADA systems, local/remote HMI.


  • Indusoft
  • Wonderware
  • Proficy HMI/SCADA- iFIX
  • Allen Bradley RSView
  • C-More
  • Vijeo designer
  • Network, and wireless network controls
  • Modbus RTU, Modbus TCP/IP, Ethernet/IP, Ethernet
  • Remote monitoring for IB&M location and controls service tech laptop
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