Posted on: 4 November 2015Share
Whether you are setting up a remote work site or have to deal with unplanned downtime as a result of a boiler problem, a temporary mobile boiler can be a great solution. However, it's important to keep an eye out for some things so you can ensure that the temporary boiler can work properly while you need it. Here are some things to watch out for when you rent a mobile boiler on a temporary basis.
Corrosion, Rust and External Damage
Corrosion and rust are easy things to look out for when you are considering renting a particular boiler. Rust, corrosion and other signs of external damage are indicators that the unit may not have been properly stored or cared for. The unit itself might not be a good choice for you.
Before signing any agreements, do a quick walk-around inspection of the unit to look for visible signs of damage. If you see signs of chipped or bubbling paint on the exterior or rust trails or patches, you might want to make another selection.
You might have just lost your permanent boiler to old age, so it's a good idea to check the age of any temporary boiler before having it delivered to your site. Some temporary boiler companies re-purpose older boilers into mobile units, so you might consider sticking with companies that only offer the latest models. You can feel more confident that the temporary boiler will work as long as you need it, and you'll also benefit from the greater energy-efficiency and output that newer boilers provide.
Wood Floors and Walls
Some temporary boilers are housed in converted semi-truck trailers. As a result, the unit has wood walls and flooring, which is an inherent fire risk. Instead, seek out temporary mobile units that are housed in metal structures instead.
Interior Flanged Connections
It is important to look for flanged connections on the outside of the unit before you rent one. Exterior connections allow you to easily connect the boiler to local water sources and whatever structures require hot water and steam. A unit that only has internal connections can take a longer time to set up, which can be a problem for your work schedule.
Now that you know some of the things you should be looking for when you rent a temporary mobile boiler, use the information in this article to help you make good choices. Work closely with a temporary boiler rental company that can provide you with more information about which boiler might be best for your needs.