4 Critical Signs It’s Time to Replace Your Industrial Boiler
Even the best industrial boilers eventually run out of steam. Boilers aren’t meant to last forever, and particularly with commercial or industrial boilers, the last thing you want to do is wait too long to replace it.
Fortunately, there are signs that will let you know that it’s time to replace your industrial boiler, you just have to know to look for them. Here are the five most crucial signs that your boiler needs to be replaced.
Upkeep Costs Rising
Industrial boilers need regular maintenance and repairs to keep them running year after year. Spending money to keep the boiler going is not unusual, but if the amount spent to keep the boiler running continues to increase year after year, it may be time to replace it. At a certain point, buying a new boiler is a better investment than continuing to pay for the repairs of an old one.
Lack of Efficiency
If you take care of a boiler, it can continue to run for a long time. However, it may not continue to be all that energy efficient. If a boiler starts to require more fuel than it used to, it may be time to replace it with a newer, more energy efficient model. Boiler technology is far more advanced than in the past, and so a new boiler can help to cut energy costs considerably.
Steam boilers are by no means the quietest piece of equipment, but there are certain noises that you should not hear in a boiler that’s in good shape. Any kind of loud banging, clanging, or any noise that would startle the average person is not a good sign. These types of noises could indicate a blockage, leak, or pressure issue. At the very least, these issues will require a professional inspection, but they are also a sign that the boiler should be replaced.
The right monitoring system, including Miura’s MOM system, can give you a strong indication when it’s time to replace your boiler. Miura’s monitoring system can help to troubleshoot any issues with the boiler and get it back running properly as soon as possible. It will also be able to detect a problem that’s serious enough for the boiler to be replaced, doing so before you hear loud noises, notice temperature changes, or see your energy costs go up.