What to Know Before Renting an Industrial Steam Boiler
If one of your industrial boilers breaks down and the amount of time to repair it or the anticipated cost exceeds your expectations, you may think that the only option you have is a rental boiler so you can get things up and running as quickly as possible. Renting an industrial boiler is not always as simple and easy as it sounds. There are a few important things you should know about renting an industrial steam boiler before you sign any contract.
For starters, the process rarely happens as quickly as you think it might. Large industrial boilers are not easy to ship, waiting several days for your rental boiler to arrive is not unprecedented. Then comes the installation process, which is not always quick either. By the time your rental boiler arrives and is installed, you’ve likely lost a significant amount of production and incurred expenses that (even with business interruption insurance) you will never be able to recover. Eventually, a new boiler will need to be purchased to replace the one that broke down. Of course, then you’ll spend even more time and money uninstalling the rented boiler, a cost that is rarely included in the installation package.
You’ll also want to keep in mind that the boiler you’re renting is likely to be a used boiler. It’ll be a boiler that’s been installed and uninstalled several times before and has been shipped all over the country. It’ll have plenty of wear and tear on it, which means there is no guarantee that it will still be efficient or reliable.
On top of all the hidden costs that come with renting a boiler, such as installation overtime labor, expedited shipping, compatible fuel, permitting, inspections, temporary operator accommodations, safety considerations handrails, steps and lighting etc., you also have to deal with the actual cost of renting a boiler. When all is said and done, renting a boiler can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. You’ll have to find somewhere in your budget. Ultimately, the money you spend renting a boiler may come out of the fund devoted to buying a new permanent boiler. This means you might have to settle for a lesser boiler when you’re in the market for purchasing a permanent one.
Of course, the most important thing to know about renting an industrial boiler is that you don’t actually have to rent one. There are alternatives to renting a boiler when your old one breaks down, and the best one is Miura’s Quick Ship Xpress program. Miura streamlines the process of renting a boiler by removing the rented boiler from the equation altogether.
By using Quick Ship Xpress, you can buy a new boiler from Miura to be the permanent replacement for your unrepairable boiler. The best part? Miura can ship the new boiler in as soon as 48 hours. The Miura boiler will also be easy to install, so you can get back to business as soon as possible. You’ll also be getting a new boiler that’s ready to run at optimal levels, which may actually improve your overall efficiency, since Miura boilers are substantially more efficient than most conventional boilers.
Miura’s Quick Ship Xpress program provides a great alternative to renting an industrial steam boiler.
Contact Miura today to learn more about Quick Ship Xpress.