How Often Should Steam Boilers Be Serviced?
When you invest in something as expensive and important as a steam boiler, it’s critical that you take good care of it so that it’ll continue to operate properly for a long time. With industrial boilers, regular maintenance and servicing are important, especially since any problem could potentially have disastrous consequences.
So, exactly how often should a steam boiler be serviced?
Typically, a steam boiler should receive servicing at least once per year. Any kind of safety failure with a boiler can have serious consequences, and so a yearly inspection will help to spot any safety issues that need to be addressed. Servicing your boiler on a regular basis can also help you to save money on repairs. If you spot a problem during routine maintenance, there’s a good chance you’ll be able to fix it at a much cheaper cost than if the problem goes unnoticed and becomes a larger and more serious issue.
Yearly servicing on a boiler is also important with regard to energy efficiency. By taking a closer look at your boiler during servicing you’ll be able to tell if you’re wasting fuel, which may cause your energy bills to be higher than you’d like. If you can detect that your boiler isn’t running as efficiently as it should be, you’ll be able to make the adjustments necessary to change that, ultimately helping you save money and use less fuel.
Of course, if you suspect that you may have a problem with your boiler, you should not wait until it’s time for your yearly inspection. Even if turns out to be a minor problem, you don’t want to risk it turning into something major. It’s best to have any potential problem inspected right away to ensure your boiler continues to run safely and efficiently.
In addition to annual servicing, the best way to prevent any issues with your boiler is constant monitoring. Miura offers a monitoring system called MOM that can detect and diagnose any problem with your boiler. The MOM system monitors everything remotely, tracking important data. If something with the boiler seems off, the problem can be addressed right away. Between the MOM system and Miura’s routine inspections, any potential problem with your boiler should be discovered and fixed before it becomes a serious issue.