Routine maintenance can ensure your commercial boiler continues to operate at peak efficiency. It can help you avoid business disruptions and maintain the safety of your building. Another thing it can do is prolong your equipment’s service life.
Here are five best practices for maintaining a commercial boiler.
1. Understand State Boiler Regulations
Every state has commercial boiler regulations to safeguard facilities and their workers. For instance, typically, boilers must be inspected once a year to ensure their code compliance. Boilers should meet the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) construction code, exhibit a legible nameplate and have appropriate stop valves. Be sure your personnel are familiar with these requirements.
2. Prioritize Boiler Safety
Routine safety training for boiler room operators is crucial. Awareness regarding water level, temperature, pressure levels and immediate corrosion treatment can prevent boiler-related incidents. The boiler room should be free of flammable materials and only accessible to trained personnel to reduce the risk of accidents.
3. Daily and Weekly Checks
Maintaining a daily log of operations, including temperature and pressure readings is essential. Regular checks for leaks, unusual noises, or error codes help in the early detection of faults, which could exacerbate if left unattended. Keep the area around your boiler clear of debris, and check the burner flame for signs of soot or damage.
4. Monthly and Quarterly Maintenance
Inspect and test safety controls, regularly clean air filters and ensure the water treatment system is working correctly. Monitor water pH levels, stack temperatures and examine fuel safety valves to prevent mishaps.
5. Annual Inspections
At least once a year, you should have your boiler inspected by skilled technicians. Routine checks and tune-ups by professionals can help catch minor issues before they require expensive repairs or replacements.
Leave your commercial heating and cooling needs to Tyler. We’ll send a qualified technician to your property as soon as you reach our team. Call us at (203) 660-2031 or fill out our online form to request an estimate.