Preferred Utilities Manufacturing Corporation is an engineering-based manufacturer of products for commercial, institutional, industrial and nuclear power facilities. Our products include fuel oil handling systems and components, boiler instrumentation and controllers, high quality burners and nuclear power plant outage reduction tools and component parts. Continuous research and development is applied to our existing products and is helping us to lead the industry with new and innovative power plant solutions.
Preferred’s manufacturing, engineering, and administrative headquarters is located in Danbury, Connecticut with regional sales offices located in California, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Oklahoma, and Texas . Preferred’s regional sales offices serve to continuously strengthen independent sales representative organization’s sales and service activities throughout North America.
Our Five Major Divisions
Preferred Utilities manufactures heavy duty #2 through #6 oil and gas burners for commercial and industrial applications, ranging in size from 2,250 MBH to 30,000 MBH input. Preferred Utilities engineers, designs, and fabricates #6 oil pumping, heating and straining systems, light oil transfer pump sets and integrated automatic day tank and emergency generator oil feed and filtration systems, as well as tank gauges and leak detection systems with a complete line of oil tank and piping specialties.
Preferred Instruments was developed through two acquisitions. The first acquisition was the Instrument division of General Controls in May of 1964. The second acquisition was that of Reliance Instruments in 1978. Preferred Instruments manufactures microprocessor based controllers, instruments, and electric actuators for combustion and process applications. Preferred Instruments also manufactures oil tank gauging and leak detection equipment. A major component of the Instrument group sales is from control systems integration and personal computer based Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition systems. This includes; system design, engineering drawings, manuals, system fabrication, custom software, configuration, test, and field start up. Preferred selects and supplies transmitters, recorders, and valves to provide a complete system with single source responsibility. Flame safeguard components were brought into the Preferred family with the 2007 acquisition of GN Electronics. Preferred Instruments has the experience and expertise to develop products for industrial burners and boilers flame safeguards, industrial process optimization, and process controls.
W. N. Best Combustion which was founded in 1890 and purchased by Preferred Utilities in 1972, manufactures Industrial #2 #6 oil and gas burners, along with specialty systems and burners for thermal decomposition of sludge and contaminated petroleum products for product regeneration and heat recovery. W. N. Best specializes in sulfuric acid sludge decomposition and elemental sulfuric acid production. In 2002, W.N Best introduced its new, industrial, high efficiency, low emissions burner for #2 #6 oil and gas. This low emissions burner utilizes state of the art control and mechanical technology to produce lownox combustion at the highest efficiencies possible in the market place today.
Preferred Engineering was formed in 1980 and engineers and manufactures Outage Support Equipment for nuclear power plants. Products include: Main steam line plugs for MSIV testing, Stud hole plugs, remotely actuated lifting devices, quick lock fastening and seal systems and many others. Preferred Engineering furnishes a full nuclear Quality Control program.
Preferred Services provides expert field service for the commissioning of new systems as well as the routine maintenance and calibration of existing control systems. Our factory trained engineers and technicians are combustion specialists. They reflect Preferred’s 84 year manufacturing and service history, which includes boilers, burners, fuel handling systems, combustion instrumentation, SCADA, and control systems for combustion and process applications.
Our Corporate Officers
|David G. Bohn||President|
|Charles White||Executive Vice President of Engineering & Manufacturing|
|David G. Paddock||Corporate Secretary|
|Darrel Scribner||Vice President of Service|
|David G. Eoff||National Sales Manager|
Preferred's Belief and Statement of Faith
"When a man's ways please the Lord, he maketh even his enemies to be at peace with him. Better is a little with righteousness than great revenues without right. A man's heart deviseth his way: but the Lord directeth his steps."