Caring For An Industrial Boiler

30 July 2018
 Categories: Industrial & Manufacturing, Blog


Your business can rely on an industrial boiler for power many of its devices and systems. While industrial boilers operate in much the same way as residential boilers, it is important for managers and employees to avoid treating the industrial boiler as though it were a residential unit.

Avoid Overloading The Boiler

Every boiler system will have a strict limit on the amount of pressure that it can withstand. When the boiler is pushed past this limit, there can be a high likelihood of the system exploding, rupturing or otherwise suffering catastrophic damage. In addition to the damage to the boiler, these issues can often release much of the water that was in the boiler, and this can further damage your business. The boiler should be routinely inspected to ensure that it is staying within an acceptable range for its pressure.

 Protect The System Against Hard Water

Mineral deposits in an industrial boiler can lead to a severe decrease in overall performance. This is due to the fact that these deposits can severely limit the flow of water as well as cause inefficiencies in transferring heat from the boiler to the water. At a minimum, a water softening system should be attached to the intake for the boiler so that any excess minerals can be filtered out before.

Install An Alert System For Potential Boiler Problems

Whenever the boiler suffers a serious problem, turning off the system can be essential for limiting the damage to the system. Unfortunately, it can be easy to go for long periods of time without checking on the boiler. Installing an alert system can provide you with a warning in the event that the system starts to experience significant performance problems or malfunctions. In addition to sounding an alarm when problems are detected, some of these systems can also take action to shut the system down if the problem is critical.

Appreciate The More Intensive Maintenance Needs Of Industrial Boilers

Industrial boilers will be subjected to conditions that are far more stressful than residential units. This can expose the boiler to far more wear and tear. Correcting this type of routine damage will be necessary to avoid shortening the lifespan of the boiler. Performing maintenance on a boiler can be more complicated than you might expect, and it can also be easy to suffer injury or damage the boiler during this process. Rather than having your employees maintain the boiler, a professional service should be hired to periodically visit your business to perform this work.

Contact an industrial boiler manufacturer for more help.