A Safe Boiler System is Essential For Your Industrial Laundry Facility
A SAFE BOILER SYSTEM IS ESSENTIAL FOR YOUR INDUSTRIAL LAUNDRY FACILITY
When it comes to outfitting your industrial laundry facility with the proper equipment and technology, safety should be paramount. For years, most industrial laundry facilities in America have relied on old traditional firetube boilers. While catastrophic boiler failures and accidents are rare, they are uncommon once-through boilers. This is primarily because they have significantly lower water content compared to their massive firetube counterparts.
Despite being much safer, the adoption rate of this innovative and energy-efficient technology in the industrial laundry sector can often be slow. A very common reason for slow adoption of safer technology is often termed as the “kick-the-can-down-the-road” syndrome. This procrastination can stem from the reluctance to disrupt existing operations or the comfort of sticking to familiar equipment; however, safety should always take precedence.
Safety Impacts the Entire Business
Safety in your boiler system extends beyond the immediate risks. It influences numerous aspects of your business, from employee well-being to long-term operational costs. In this context, Miura stands out as a leader in industrial boiler safety. Miura’s boilers are renowned worldwide for their efficiency, reliability, and unparalleled safety record. With more than 140,000 pressure vessels in service globally, there have been zero documented catastrophic failures. Let’s explore the four key reasons why Miura excels in industrial boiler safety:
1. MIURA’S ONCE-THROUGH WATERTUBE BOILERS HAVE LOWER WATER CONTENT THAN TRADITIONAL FIRETUBE BOILERS
Miura’s water tube boilers require only a fraction of the water needed for a fire tube boiler. This significantly reduces the risk associated with potential failures. In the event of a failure, the damage remains localized to a single tube, preventing catastrophic system or building-wide damage.
Boiler explosions occur when the amount of saturated water introduced into the boiler system exceeds its capacity. Generally, the more water a boiler contains, the more severe the explosion in the case of a failure. Miura’s approach minimizes this risk.
2. MIURA’S UNIQUE “FLOATING HEADER” DESIGN
Miura’s water tube boilers also feature a “floating header” design, allowing the water tubes to expand and contract safely while heating up. This innovative design protects against failures caused by thermal shock and enables Miura boilers to produce steam from a cold startup in under five minutes.
3. MIURA’S REMOTE MONITORING FOR EARLY DETECTION
Miura offers a remote monitoring web-based portal called Miura Connect, which provides a real-time view of connected equipment in your boiler room. This provides proactive maintenance schedules to ensure optimal system reliability. Customers can set tailored alarm notifications, and that data can give operates a step in the right direction to take precautionary measures before problems arise.
4. PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE KEEPS MIURA BOILERS RUNNING SAFELY AND SMOOTHLY
Regular maintenance is essential to ensure that your industrial laundry boiler system remains efficient, reliable, and safe for decades to come. Miura offers BOILERMATE, their eco-friendly water treatment program, which comes with a pressure vessel guarantee (PVG). BOILERMATE controls the corrosive ions without the need for additional harmful chemicals.
The main ingredient of Miura’s BOILERMATE is silica, a corrosion inhibitor. Silica is a naturally-occurring material ideal for water treatment in Miura’s once-through boilers. Years of research and experience have shown that watertube corrosion can be controlled by balancing the amount of silicate in the water and corrosive ions. This, of course, has a trickle-down effect, as corrosion in pressure vessels can lead to accidents in the boiler room.
5. MIURA’S MODULAR DESIGN
Because Miura boilers are smaller and more compact, there is easy access for maintenance. Most routine inspections on a Miura boiler can be done with a screw driver or a wrench. Compare this with the maintenance that a large firetube boiler calls for, and you’ve cut down on so many potential safety risks.
In conclusion, the safety and efficiency of your industrial laundry facility rely heavily on your boiler system. Embracing innovative, safer technologies like Miura’s once-through boilers is an investment in both safety and long-term success. Don’t let cost or procrastination delay the implementation of crucial safety measures in your laundry facility. Prioritizing these benefits not only helps your workforce now, it also strengthens your overall performance and longevity of your business.