There are many different industries that use boilers as their primary equipment. A boiler is a huge and complicated instrument that is meant for creating very high level of heat and steam. As with boilers, we deal with a very high amount of steam and heat, it is a very important to take good care of boilers. Proper care is essential for long life as well better efficiency of the boilers.
A boiler is a very expensive machine and no company wants to lose it very so after its installments. For this reason, companies spend a lot of money on proper care of the boiler. There are many different factors that may contribute to long life of a boiler, but there two main factors that have a direct impact on the life of the boilers that are operation and maintenance.
In order to extract efficiency from a boiler without causing any major damage to the equipment, it is essential that the boiler is operated only a well trained and well qualified boiler operator. Before hiring a boiler operator for your boiler, you must make sure that the boiler operator has adequate qualification as well as ample amount of experience. Only a well qualified and well experienced operator knows how to operate a boiler at its full capacity and avoid any major damage to the equipment or its components. A well educated operator will be able to read all the gauges on the boiler and will be able to keep all the working factors under safe limits and control. Additionally, you also must check that the boiler attendant you are hiring has valid license for operating on a boiler. If you ignore this point, it can be dangerous for your boiler and also can cause you legal problems too.
After you have hired a competent boiler operator, you need to hire some maintenance professional who understand the needs of the boiler for maintenance. There are two main factors that are important in boiler maintenance, one is the cleaning of the boiler tubes and the other is inspection of the boiler components.
Boiler tubes are cleaned in order to keep the passage of heat clear from any type of obstacles. There are many type of foreign particle such as sludge, scale and others get deposited at the inner surface of the boiler tubes, and they need to be removed to ensure best efficiency of the boiler. Although the cleaning of the boiler tubes can be done manually, yet for faster and efficient cleaning, electric tube cleaners are used for boilers. After the cleaning of the boiler tubes is commenced, the entire boiler is checked along with its components to find any defect. If there is any minor defect found in the components, they are rectified or replaced with immediate effect. Operating a boiler with defective components is not only bad for economy but is also bad for the safety of the plant and people working in it.
Author’s Bio: The author of the above given article is a maintenance engineer in a sugar factory and also likes to write technical articles for many websites such as www.tubecleaners.com that are very helpful for the customers.