As someone with a business that relies on an industrial boiler, it is important to keep the boiler in good shape. However, you might not know how to tell when something isn't right. Here are some common problems to look for so that you can ensure your boiler remains functional.
Dropping Water Levels
If you are like many people who have industrial boilers, you don't spend much time thinking about water levels. However, checking out the levels on a daily basis can help you avoid boiler damage. If there isn't enough water inside your boiler, that could be a sign of a leak or some kind of valve or pump failure and you may soon find yourself in need of a new boiler.
Therefore, monitor your water levels frequently. If you see those levels dipping, contact a professional to get to the root of the problem.
Residue in the Vent Pipe
The vent pipe can tell you how your industrial boiler is doing. One sign of a problem is white residue, which may indicate condensation. Condensation is something that can be problematic, as any kind of moisture in your pipe might lead to corrosion. Your pipe may then have to be replaced. If you see residue in the vent pipe, call a professional who can track down the problem.
Condensation or Soot on Exterior Ducts
The exterior ducts, also referred to as outdoor flues, can also provide you with some idea of how your industrial boiler is functioning. If you see condensation on the ducts, your boiler might not be working well or generating sufficient heat. If you see dark soot around the flues, there might be an air intake problem. Contact an industrial HVAC contractor to determine the cause of anything you see on the exterior ducts.
Clogged Air Filter
When is the last time you checked your boiler's air filter? If you're like many people, you might not be checking it very often. Because of that, the filter may be clogged. That can cause your industrial boiler to work harder, which might ultimately result in premature failure.
To avoid that, monitor the filter on a regular basis. When it becomes dirty or clogged, use a hard-bristled brush to clean it. If you notice tears on the filter, you might have to buy a replacement filter at an industrial supply store. Bring the old one along so you know what kind of filter to look for.
Now that you know what to look for, use the tips above to help you ensure your boiler continues to work. If your boiler is down because of repairs, consider a temporary boiler. Contact a local company that specializes in industrial boiler rentals to discuss concerns and check it out.