Just like the car you drive every day, industrial or commercial boilers and auxiliary boiler equipment need to be properly maintained at recommended intervals for peak performance and long service life. Additionally, a certification of inspection is needed to operate from year to year. Industrial Boiler & Mechanical is your one-stop-shop for boiler inspection, planned outage maintenance, emergency service, and on-site equipment assessments.
Annual boiler inspection
Every boiler and pressure vessel in the United States above 15 lb requires an annual inspection, generally led by a licensed inspector from a commercial insurance provider. Annual inspection is typically geared toward a specific piece or set of equipment and involves a planned outage to open the boiler(s) and inspect the fire and water side. A qualified service company like Industrial Boiler & Mechanical works side by side with inspectors to record any problems and identify and make repairs that may be required such as tubing, refractory, gaskets, controls, etc.
Specifically, an annual boiler inspection addresses the labor, material, equipment and supervision to:
- remove all safety relief valves, and replace them with valves provided by customer
- open the boiler(s), inspect tubes, tube sheets, level controls
- close the boiler(s), clean outside area and prepare for firing
- perform calibration service and performance testing on the boiler safety interlocks, controls and valves
- inspect related equipment including deaerators, feedwater systems, economizers, blowdown systems, etc. as applicable
Boilers and equipment which pass inspection receive a new annual certificate of operation. Keep your steam plant operating at its best – ask about our annual maintenance contracts!
Planned outage maintenance
Planned outages are used to conduct annual equipment inspections, install new equipment and make upgrades, and address routine maintenance items and repairs to industrial boilers and auxiliary equipment within a designated window of time. A successful plant or process outage requires a qualified service provider with sufficient manpower availability and experience to expect the unexpected, with a contingency plan in place to meet project deadlines. It also requires proper planning to order new or used equipment, or check the availability of rental equipment as needed with sufficient lead time to secure for any pieces taken out of service.
With planned outage maintenance through Industrial Boiler & Mechanical, you can expect:
- service tech crew scheduling
- project management & client communication
- equipment rental & purchase management
- safety oversight
- inspector coordination
- service/maintenance reporting
- system testing & restoration
- contingency planning
Emergency outage service and repairs
Unplanned outages happen when you least expect them, and somehow it’s always at the worst time. Equipment failure and emergency shutdowns can be extremely stressful and costly as well due to lost production time. IB&M’s Field Service & Repair division and Parts divisions are both available 24/7 for emergency help. Additionally, our Rental Boiler division has a wide variety of trailer mounted or skid mounted rental boiler units in stock ready to ship and have you up and running in as little as 24-48 hours. Regardless of the type of emergency service you need, IB&M has depth of experience and manpower to handle your toughest challenges and limit down time to bring your operation back online quickly.
Count on us for:
- 24/7 emergency service
- rapid response time
- qualified service technicians
- rental boiler division with wide variety in stock
- fully stocked parts department
Boiler and equipment assessment
Do you have a non-emergency issue with an industrial or commercial boiler or auxiliary equipment that you’d like a second opinion on from a qualified service expert? Each and every day we work with plant engineers, supervisors and boiler operators who face technical issues beyond their expertise, and need a hands-on assessment. We have service technicians who travel the world over to identify problems, validate suspicions, and give accurate scope to problems like leaks, operation inefficiencies, hot spots, vibrations, etc. Don’t guess – call Industrial Boiler & Mechanical today to schedule an on-site boiler and equipment assessment and get the answers you need.
IB&M is the only partner you need
Industrial Boiler & Mechanical has the depth of experience, the manpower, successful history of past projects and safety record to handle your boiler inspection and service needs. Contact IB&M today at (855) 753-BOILER and learn more or schedule your planned outage work today.