If your company relies on an industrial steam plant, a contingency plan is always a good idea. You can never know when a steam plant can malfunction and completely interrupt your daily processes. Instead, take the time to make a plan for a temporary steam plant. The following are some tips to installing a temporary steam plant:
Know Your Needs
In general, there are three main types of industrial boilers that are available for rent. Mobile boiler rooms consist of a firetube boiler and additional equipment mounted as a system on a semi-tractor trailer. Also available are trailer-mounted watertube boilers and skid-mounted firetube and watertube boilers.
The needs of your plant will determine which of these you will need. It is not uncommon for some plants to rent more than one of these boiler systems and run them at the same time.
Locate A Space For The Rental Boiler
The location of the rental boiler should be in a place that is both easy to access and is able to be easily connected to utilities, including electricity, water, and fuel. The space should also be able to support the weight of the boiler system. It is wise to compare a variety of sites and look for any obstructions that can hinder the capability of the boiler.
There are some rental boiler systems that will require some specialized accommodations based on the equipment they utilize. Skid-mounted boiler systems may need access to special rigging, an extremely strong foundation, or even crane access.
Have A Plan For Maintenance
Since the goal of the temporary system is to have uninterrupted processes in your plant, it is crucial to have a plan for regular maintenance on the rental boiler just as you would your permanent equipment. In order to maintain the integrity of the equipment, it is important to run checks and perform maintenance on a daily basis. If you are unsure of what to inspect or are unfamiliar with the equipment, be sure to consult the boiler rental company for specific instruction.
For plants that are in a freezing weather climate, it may be necessary to prevent the possibility of damage due to frozen conditions. The boiler supplier will provide the instructions on taking these precautions so their equipment remains in good working condition. If you do not take these precautions and the boiler becomes damaged, you will be held responsible for any damages, so do not skip this important step.
In addition to these tips, make sure you fully research whom you are renting your boiler system from. Consider whether or not the rental company is full-time with significant experience. Full-time rentals companies will have the capability to handle your project. To learn more, contact a company like Nationwide Boiler.