Boilers are commonly used as a source of heat, but they can also be important devices for industrial and other commercial processes. A boiler system will be under immense strain when it is operating. Unfortunately, boiler problems have the potential to have devastating and disruptive consequences for your operation.
Pressure Problems With The Boiler
During the course of operation, the boiler will need to stay within a set pressure range. If the pressure drops too low, the boiler may struggle to distribute the steam that it is producing. However, pressure that is too high can potentially lead to a boiler suffering a major rupture or even exploding. When your boiler's pressure gauge is starting to get too low or high, a repair service should be contacted to repair the problem before it can potentially lead to major damage.
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Issues that cause your boiler to have inconsistent output can be extremely disruptive. When a business is using the boiler to power equipment, these issues could cause unexpected failures and other performance abnormalities. Clogs forming in the system can be one cause of these problems. While individuals may assume that a clog will cause a total failure of their boiler almost immediately, this is not the case when clogs are still relatively small. When the clogs are fairly small, they can shift positions based on the flow of water and steam through the unit leading to varying types of obstructions.
Damage To The Pipes Or Connections
Any damages to the pipes or the connections where they meet the boiler can be a matter that has the potential to cause considerable property damage if it is not repaired. These damages and problems can lead to leaks forming in the system that will let large amounts of water, condensation, and steam escape. These problems are the most likely to occur with older boilers because the pipes and connections may have suffered far more wear over the years of use than the unit has experienced. If you have an older boiler, regularly inspecting the condition of the pipes and these connections may give you a chance of being able to repair issues before they can lead to large leaks forming. During these assessments, special attention should be spent looking for signs of corrosion, warping, or other visible signs of damage that may indicate these components of the boiler need repairs.
Contact a local boiler repair service to learn more.