Preparing For The Arrival Of Your Temporary Boiler

You've found a supplier and worked out contract specifics, and you're all set for your rental boiler arrival — but not so fast. There are a number of key steps you need to take around your facility before you can truly accommodate the rental boiler. Failure to consider these factors will lead to a number of unnecessary issues. Learn what you need to do to prepare for its arrival.

Double-Check Sizing Needs

Even if you've already selected a boiler, it's a good idea to double-check the sizing needs of your facility. If you're simply looking for a temporary replacement boiler while your current system is serviced or replaced, choosing one that is the same size is the best way to stay safe. If the boiler is too large, you will simply be wasting money, and if the boiler is too small, it won't be able to meet your needs.

Prepare for Its Hookup

You also want to take some time to prepare the hookup site. Boilers are generally available in one of three operating options: steam, fuel and electrical supply. It is imperative that you ensure you are equipped to accommodate its power needs. If, for some reason, your main boiler is a gas-operating system, but you will need to rely on an electrical unit, you will need to make the necessary upgrades.

Ensure Proper Staffing

It's also important to ensure you have the proper staff on hand to operate and maintain the boiler. Again, if you currently have a boiler on site that is just out of commission, you can generally rely on the same person that operated that boiler to operate your temporary unit. However, if you don't have someone on hand to do this, you will need to consider hiring someone to at least temporarily fulfill this role and ensure the boiler will operate correctly.

Research Fuel Needs

Lastly, start researching the fuel needs for the unit well before you schedule its delivery at your facility. If your unit requires fuel, you may want to get an idea of just what type of cost you're looking at, and you will likely have to set up fuel delivery separately, as fuel doesn't typically come with rental boilers. The more research you do in this area, the more prepared you will be.

Make sure you're taking the necessary steps to prepare for the arrival of your temporary boiler. By taking these steps, you will be able to get more use from the unit.