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Mobile Boilers: We Bring the Heat

Posted by Jonathan Mack on Oct 27, 2015 1:02:24 PM

In the Northeast, we have the luxury of experiencing all four seasons which of course includes our bitter winters.  During the winter, it is everyone’s nightmare to lose heat, especially if you manage or own a building.  State laws ensure that all tenant buildings are required to provide heat or a minimum temperature setting for a specified period of time during the year.  What happens if you lose heat due to a catastrophic failure of your heating system?  The best and easiest solution would be to have a mobile boiler delivered onsite to provide temporary heat and/or hot water while the issue that caused the failure is appropriately handled.

What is a mobile boiler?  A mobile boiler is exactly what it sounds like.  Mobile boilers are fully operating portable boiler rooms that provide steam, hot water, and/or domestic hot water.  Mobile boilers can be used for various applications but primarily for emergencies and scheduled shutdowns.

The most common emergencies that require a mobile boiler are; the loss of a heating boiler and the loss of a process boiler.  When a building experiences a failure in a heating boiler, more often than not it is critical that they either fix the issue immediately or find an alternative.  Depending on the severity of the issue that caused the failure, this might not be an immediate fix therefore the property will need a mobile boiler to supply temporary heat.  This is particularly important to any building whether it be hospitals, colleges, universities, apartment buildings, or condominiums.

The other common scenario that would require a mobile boiler is the loss of a process boiler. Process boilers are often crucial to a business’s daily operations.  If a failure was to occur in a process boiler, it could result in a very large loss in production which can be extremely costly to the bottom line.  When a business is reliant on their source of power to conduct their daily operations, it is paramount to have a backup plan.  This is where a mobile boiler would prove to be most important. To eliminate downtime and prevent any large loss of money or production, it is wise to have a reputable mobile boiler association only a phone call away.

Scheduled shutdowns are typically done by an organization when they know that repairs or upgrades are needed.  A shutdown typically needs to be thoroughly planned and organized well in advance.  The scheduled shutdown is required when the system is expected to run 24/7 therefore it is crucial that a plan is organized otherwise it may result in extra downtime which can drastically affect operations.

Time is the biggest concern with scheduled shutdowns.  You want minimal downtime so it does not negatively impact the efficiency and/or cost of your operations.  In order to do so you need a company that is trustworthy and qualified to perform the work.  Scheduling shutdowns takes time and effort so it is important to manage the process correctly to avoid doing it more than once.

Does your company perform scheduled shutdowns?  Have you ever experienced a boiler failure?  Find out more about how a mobile boiler can help you!

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