Emergencies. No one wants them to happen, but if they do, you need to be prepared. With warmer weather on the way, now is the perfect time to organize plans for your boiler room. By the time the harsh winter rolls around again, you (and your facility) will be ready.
Mobile Boiler 101: Planning Guide
What’s a mobile boiler? A mobile boiler is a fully operational portable boiler room that provides steam, hot water and/or domestic hot water. While mobile boilers can be used for various applications, facilities primarily use them for emergencies and scheduled shutdowns.
What kind of emergency? 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 of a heating boiler, it’s critical to either fix the issue immediately or fall back on a contingency plan. Depending on the severity of the issue, an immediate fix may not be possible and the property will need a mobile boiler to supply temporary heat. This is particularly important to many types of facilities, including hospitals, colleges, universities, apartment buildings and condominiums.
A mobile boiler is also needed if a building loses its process boiler. Process boilers are often crucial to daily operations. A process boiler failure can result in a loss in production, which can be extremely costly to the bottom line. When a business is reliant on their source of power to conduct daily operations, a contingency plan is key. In this scenario, a mobile boiler can eliminate downtime and prevent any large loss of money or production.
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What is a contingency plan? A contingency plan (or a backup plan) is a strategy devised by an individual or organization to prepare themselves or a facility for a future event that may or may not occur. The idea behind a contingency plan is to recognize the possibility of a disastrous event and appropriately arrange the necessary resources needed to accommodate the facility. This ensures normalcy resumes as soon as possible.
When you create a contingency plan, focus on three key questions; what are the possible emergencies that can occur? How will you respond? What can you do to prepare for it?
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So… are you prepared? Wilkinson can help design your plan as we create custom plans for many facilities. We will assist you in planning under normal operations, so your building will be ready in case of emergency. We perform boiler room audits and can install the proper piping and connections that will keep you running.
Dave Roche, General Manager of Wilkinson Mobile Boilers, explains: “We built a mobile boiler test station here at our shop. We now have the ability to test fire every mobile boiler before it goes out and to set it up for the site’s specific conditions. We have a full staff of licensed and trained installation technicians who are constantly working on and upgrading our mobile boiler fleet to ensure they are safe and reliable. We strive to ensure that each mobile boiler rental goes smoothly from start to finish, while maintaining competitive pricing.”
Did you know… Since acquiring Acme Boiler Rentals in November 2015, we more than doubled the size of our mobile boiler fleet and we have expanded our geographical territory to include the entire northeast. Most importantly, our trailers and equipment are in exceptional and safe condition to withstand the toughest environments.
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