Industrial boilers are powerhouses that burn fossil fuels like oil or gas and, in some cases, electricity. These systems generate hot water for building heating using a process known as combustion.
Industrial boilers come in various shapes and sizes, but they all do the same thing: convert water into steam. Therefore, it is critical to have maintenance and cleaning performed regularly to ensure your industrial boilers’ efficiency and avoid service interruptions.
Build-up with industrial boilers
Scale and soot accumulate naturally over time, and it is unavoidable that it will end up in your equipment. It’s a constant battle to keep the same output because this build-up causes equipment to work harder. It doesn’t take long for scale to cover your industrial boiler’s surfaces. This results in more fuel and efficiency losses, and it also increases the risk of operational problems, which can eventually lead to significant issues.
It’s a small change with enormous implications. When it comes to increasing company efficiency, one of your main goals should be to reduce operating expenses. As a result, you should look at everything you’re spending money on to ensure the cost makes sense and increase productivity.
Why you need to clean your industrial boiler
The primary concern is the scale build-up on heat transfer surfaces. The scale forms an insulating layer, which reduces heat transfer and power consumption, making the entire system less efficient. Even a small amount of scale, if left untreated, can increase fuel usage and a significant reduction in overall industrial boiler efficiency. As a result, it doesn’t take much scaling to result in big problems and unnecessary expenses.
By postponing a thorough industrial boiler cleaning, performance will suffer. Regular maintenance checks are required to ensure your industrial boiler’s efficiency and avoid service interruptions.
Advantages of industrial boiler cleaning
Prevention: Maintenance and cleaning help reduce overscale build-up, preventing heat loss. This eliminates the need for production downtime, repairs, or replacement.
Energy conservation: High performance of industrial boilers means ensuring the efficiency of your systems. During routine maintenance, create a checklist for each industrial boiler system and its components. This includes inspecting for cracks, tube integrity, deposits, and faulty electrical connections. An industrial boiler is a complicated machine with a lot of moving parts. Therefore, when you examine your industrial boiler frequently, you ensure that the burner and combustion are modulating correctly.
Safety: Because industrial boilers are volatile systems that use very hot water or steam at varying degrees of high pressure, as well as gas and oil in some cases, an industrial boiler can explode, causing severe injury, death, and extensive property damage. Regular maintenance is required for the safety of your employees and a healthy working environment for them.
Compliance: Various health and safety codes require that all commercial and industrial boilers be checked by a licensed boiler contractor at least once a year for high-pressure steam boilers and every two years for low-pressure steam and hot water industrial boilers. However, industrial boiler manufacturers recommend that you also have preventative maintenance checks.
Insurance: Due to the potential risks to employees and property within range of industrial boiler systems, insurance requires strict compliance. This will further save you money if you need to replace a faulty industrial boiler system.
Contact Combustion and Heating Systems for details
Do you require industrial boiler cleaning, maintenance, or services? When your industrial boiler system is thoroughly cleaned, it will regain performance that had previously been lost due to insulating deposits. Combustion & Heating Systems can help you maximise the efficiency and performance of your boiler while lowering your operating costs.
We specialise in installing, maintaining, and repairing industrial boiler systems at competitive rates. If you have any questions about industrial boiler cleaning, contact us today. In addition, we offer a diverse range of specialised industrial heating equipment, including oil and gas burners, hot water and steam boilers, hot water circulating pumps, expansion tanks, burner control boxes, oil pumps, nozzles, valves and pressure switches, solenoids, and more.