How to Prepare Your Rental Boiler

December 3, 2020

When preparing for a rental boiler delivery, It’s important to take assess all possible complications that may occur prior to the boilers delivery. As the old saying goes, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound cure.” Making the proper site preparations and verifying all the critical utility components before the arrival of the rental boiler can save your organization downtime and money.

While it’s impossible to predict all possible problems that can show up. Taking a strategic approach toward preparation for a temporary boiler can at the very least, ensure that some of these common problems with boiler sites are mitigated early.

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION!

Now from an operational standpoint, it is critical that the boiler is level for proper operation. Choose a site that is solid, stable, and as flat as possible. Cribbing can be used to put the final touches on leveling the boiler, however, the flatter the area the better off the site will be. Additionally, on the subject of fencing, ensure that there is ample room on each side of the boiler to access panels and any connections.

Now these connections are extremely important to consider. From the incoming fuel, the steam connections, hot water supply, and return, electrical, make up water and a handful of other variables all should be taken into account. Where these incoming power and utilities are accessible tend to drive the decision on where to place a rental boiler and its worth mentioning that these connections can often be extended with rental power cables, pipe spools, adapters, and other accessories.

Power Mechanical Inc. stocks a full line of rental accessory and connections equipment.

  • Double Wall Oil Tanks from 500 gallons – 20,000 gallons
  • Switchgears, Starters, Transformers, Variable Frequency Drives, Electric Power Cables
  • Pipe Spools, Reducers, Adapters, Braided Steam Hoses
  • Heat Exchangers and Pumps
  • Steam Silencers
  • And Much More!

A QUICK NOTE ON FREEZE PROTECTION

Be mindful about freeze protection with any of the lines outside of your rental boiler. Heat trace, insulation, unit heaters, and good practices should be used to ensure that your boiler and connected equipment doesn’t freeze in these winter months. A frozen boiler can become a big problem fast, so when preparing for a rental boiler, ensure you plan accordingly for proper freeze protection

The unit heater installed in a Power Mechanical rental boiler has a thermostatic setting that allows the unit to engage automatically at certain setpoints. Keep a close eye on these units to ensure they are functioning properly as this is a primary safeguard for the boiler should it go offline. In the event that the boiler shuts down, it ensures that your interior lines don’t freeze up.

As always, do not hesitate to call should you have any questions regarding the arrival of your rental boiler. We want to ensure that your rental period is seamless, safe, and as worry-free as possible. Even if you chose a temporary boiler from another provider and have some unanswered questions on your site or set up, give us a call for all your rental boiler needs!

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