4 Questions to Ask When Choosing a Boiler for Hospitals
Choosing a new boiler for a hospital is not a task that should be taken lightly. Hospitals rely on their steam boilers for providing heat, maintaining proper humidity, sterilizing important instruments, and providing hot water. When you choose a new boiler, it’s imperative that you choose the right one since the hospital will need that boiler for at least a couple decades. With that in mind, here are the most important questions that need to be asked when shopping for a new steam boiler for a hospital.
Will It Fit Inside the Steam Plant?
Size is definitely going to be a factor when choosing a boiler, and bigger isn’t necessarily better. In fact, Miura’s smaller, modular boilers are easier to fit into your steam plant or boiler room. With smaller boilers, it’s easy to add an extra one to your system later on if your steam needs increase. If you use a larger boiler and need to add an extra one, it may not fit into your steam plant, causing a huge logistical problem. Smaller boilers make it easy to add or subtract boilers based on your needs, which then makes it easier to comply with N+1 redundancy regulations.
How Quickly Does It Start Producing Steam?
When hospitals need steam, they usually can’t afford to wait for it. If they need to warm up patient rooms in the morning or sterilize surgical instruments using an autoclave, they can’t afford to wait around for their boiler to get warmed up. This makes it imperative to find a boiler that can produce steam on demand. Miura boilers can start producing steam within five minutes, and that’s from a cold startup. Other boilers can sometimes take 10 times longer to reach their peak capacity, and most hospitals can’t afford to wait that long to start producing steam.
Is Routine Maintenance Easy and Convenient?
As mentioned, hospitals are practically useless without a functioning boiler. If your boiler is not kept up with regular maintenance, it won’t operate as efficiently and it’ll be more prone to costly repairs as it ages. However, with Miura boilers, these concerns can be minimized as much as possible. Miura boilers can undergo routine inspections in just a few hours, whereas other boilers may need to be shut down for a couple days. This makes it far easier to keep up to date with the kind of maintenance boilers need to keep running properly for a long time.
How Long Will It Last?
As you may have discovered, choosing the right boiler can be a time-consuming task. Thus, you’ll want a boiler that will last as long as possible, preferably at least 20 years. The lifespan of a boiler can depend on many factors, but if you’re able to perform regular inspections and upkeep, which is easy to do with Miura boilers, your boiler will be more likely to keep producing steam efficiently for 20 or more years.
Many hospitals all over the country have installed Miura boilers into their steam plant and never looked back. Contact a Miura representative and learn more about what makes Miura boilers an ideal choice for hospitals.