When You Should Upgrade Industrial Boiler Room Equipment

Thursday, April 27th, 2017
Common causes for boiler repairs

If you have been considering upgrading your industrial boiler room equipment, you should evaluate the costs and benefits. An evaluation is important in determining the financial impact on operational costs. Boiler room equipment upgrades can make a huge difference when millions of dollars of production are at stake. Even if you get regular industrial boiler maintenance services, you should still consider the age, usage, condition, and efficiency of your boiler. By conducting a total industrial boiler system assessment, a technician can identify any problems that may affect your vital equipment.


Vibration, pulsing or surging flames, hard light offs, or repeated shutdowns can be signs of issues with a scanner or pilot, or even a gas valve leak. Burner upgrades will eliminate these headaches and ensure better uptime for production. The increased efficiency that comes with upgrading your burners will help you save money in the long run.

Feedwater systems

Feedwater systems are the heart of the boiler room. These systems supply makeup water to the boiler and must be monitored closely. A poor feedwater supply can cause vibration, excessive noise, and unstable tank temperatures. These issues can result in an unexpected shutdown of your entire system. Boiler room equipment upgrades will ensure your operation has the best feedwater for efficient service.

Tubes and tubesheets

Pay close attention to pattern repairs, as they may indicate specific problem areas in tubes and tubesheets. If an industrial boiler tube or tubesheet fails, you may have to deal with a total system shutdown. A shutdown will result in production losses and potentially cost you thousands. A boiler service technician can recommend tube upgrades or let you know when it is time for a complete replacement.

Water softener systems

Water softener systems are essential for proper operation of your industrial boiler room equipment. Poor quality water can cause efficiency loss, burned tubes, and excessive blowdown. If you don’t take care of your water softener system, you may face shutdown. Repairs to your water softener system are one of your least expensive investments. The minimal cost it takes to upgrade a dated water softener system makes financial sense when comparing it with the cost of replacing a $150,000 industrial boiler.

A total industrial boiler system assessment, along with any necessary upgrades, can save you money through improved efficiency and reduced frequency of repairs. If you are looking for the best local plumbing company to handle your industrial needs, contact the professionals at Allen’s Tri-State Mechanical, Inc. in Amarillo, Texas. We provide commercial, heavy industrial, and residential services throughout the Texas Panhandle and Tri-State area. You can call us at (806) 376-8345 or Contact Us by email to learn more. You can also visit us in person at 404 S. Hayden St. in Amarillo.