Why Boiler Maintenance Matters
When it comes to daily maintenance of your boiler, don’t take any chances. Daily maintenance is essential to keeping your boiler in good shape and keeping your workers safe. Daily maintenance can prevent the build up of soot and scale, both of which are detrimental to the efficiency of your boiler. And efficiency is critical for your boiler, because equipment failures can be dangerous and typically result in a loss of productivity and revenue.
If you avoid taking care of your boiler, things can get serious. In extreme circumstances, explosions can occur, causing potential injury to workers and extensive damage to the facility.
To keep things running smoothly, there are several things you can do to make sure you’re maintaining your boiler.
Boiler Maintenance Checklist
- Do a bottom boiler blowdown.
- Blow down the water column.
- Record the boiler’s pressure and temperature in a daily logbook.
- Check the gas pressure.Check for flame impingements or possible sooting.
- Examine the supporting equipment.
- Check the water quality.
Questions about how to perform any of these steps? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.
Check out this helpful video, where we chat with Michael Taylor, a 36-year veteran and head of WARE's safety department about all things boiler maintenance. He’ll answer questions like:
- What's a quick opening and a slow opening?
- What does the water column control?
- What is stack temperature, and what’s its relationship to steam temperature?
- What is flame impingement?
Remember, it’s important to follow the manufacturer’s recommendations and governmental regulations regarding maintenance and inspections. It’s also important to make sure you keep boiler logbooks for daily operation and maintenance activities.
And remember the value of your boiler system, maintain it properly and save cost in the future!