At Power Mechanical Inc. there are two things that we love, building boilers, and building people. That being said anyone with even a short tenure around our company is quite familiar with many of the leading self-development titles like Zig Ziglar’s “See You at the Top”, “Think & Grow Rich” by renowned author Napolean Hill, and of course the ever-impactful resource by Stephen Covey “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change”. These along with many other great titles have changed the lives of millions of people around the globe by simply changing people’s minds and them changing the things they do.
“The little things in life frequently make the difference in success and failure.” Zig Ziglar, Born to Win. It’s the little things done consistently that add up to the big things that count. And we can apply this to a lot of things, especially a mechanical room.
So what is an effective boiler room? First to understand why increasing the effectiveness of a boiler room is important, we need to understand what effectiveness means. A boiler room or mechanical room is effective when it is operating efficiently, reliably, and of course safely. Optimizing on these three factors is what ensures that organizations will meet their operational and or production commitments.
Efficiency – There is a BIG difference between doing work and doing work well. Efficiency equates to doing things thoroughly and minimizing waste. Waste can translate into condensate, excessive blowdowns, heat or generated energy being lost, makeup water usage, chemical use, and downtime. Downtime, manpower, and of course fuel consumption are often the most considerable factors when evaluating efficiency. With recent global supply shortages, and understaffed organizations reducing waste and getting a bit leaner is never a bad decision.
Reliability – Zig even touched on this one for us- “Ability is important in our quest for success, but dependability is critical.” Ensuring that our boilers and related equipment are dependable for continued use through their expected lifecycle should be an overarching goal for facilities. This is achieved through having a strategic approach for boiler and mechanical room operations and maintenance.
Safety – There’s no property or operation that outweighs the importance of the safety of individuals working in and around boilers and associated equipment. At the end of the day, everyone needs to go home, in one piece. Proper maintenance, operations, and monitoring are the techniques that establish safely operating boiler rooms and connected equipment. If none of the above two factors are a concern, this should be the key motivator.
Now that we’ve defined effectiveness, we will look at the Seven Habits of Highly Effective Boiler Rooms.
Effective Boiler Rooms Maintain Accurate and Detailed Logs.
Effective Boiler Rooms Maintain Strict Blowdown Schedules.
Effective Boiler Rooms Maintain Strict Chemical Dosing Procedures.
Effective Boiler Rooms Continuously Train Their Operators.
Effective Boiler Rooms Perform Scheduled Maintenance.
Effective Boiler Rooms Maintain a Spare Parts Program.
Contact Power Mechanical Inc.. today for more information on optimizing your systems for peak effectiveness. With over 40 years of service in the commercial and industrial boiler industry, our services can keep your systems efficient, reliable, and safe for years to come. 1-877-764-7832