Boilers are important machines used in industries to a great extent. They are used by several industries where very high pressure and temperature are needed such as textiles, sugar mill, paper industries, and so forth. The life of commercial boilers solely depends upon the operation and maintenance of boilers. It is very necessary that boilers are operated in favourable limitation to ensure their long life and proper functioning.
First of all, we need to ensure that the person that is working on the boiler is well qualified and has proper experience in the field of boiler operation and maintenance. The industrial boilers are equipped with very sophisticated gadgets and gauges like pressure gauge, thermometer. In order to read these gadgets, one needs proper training to read these gauges.
The commercial boilers are designed to produce very high temperatures and pressure that are necessary to carry out different tasks, which make regular maintenance and inspection even necessary. If several minor defects in boiler are not recognised and repaired at right time, then, it can lead to major defects and accidents. It is necessary to carry out regular maintenance and inspection of industrial boilers to ensure their longevity. Regular maintenance also helps in maintaining their maximum efficiency.
With regular use of maintenance, a large amount of dissolved in water and chemicals are deposited at the inner surface of boiler tubes, which cause lower efficiency and deformation of tubes. For this, tubes need to be cleaned regularly and the sediments and sludge need to be removed using proper means. For cleaning boiler tubes, chemicals and cleaning solutions are used. They are inserted into the tubes and left there for some time. After passing some time, the chemical loosens the sediments and sludge accumulated on surface so that they could be easily removed. After this, a high pressure and high velocity water jet is put in the boiler tubes. This high velocity water flushes out all the dirt from the other ends of tubes. Another way of cleaning boiler tubes is by utilising metal brushes with very hard bristles. These brushes are used for scratching sludge from the surface with the help of a metal shaft. The scratched sludge is flushed out with the help of water. Some specific boilers need special cleaning equipment. For example, the boilers used in sugar mills are very big and complicated; hence, need specially designed sugar mill tube cleaner systems for boiler maintenance.
Sometimes, the tubes and other parts of a boiler experience fault and damages due to working under extreme conditions. The faults need to be identified and repaired immediately. If ignored, even minor defects can cause fatal faults and accidents. If damaged tubes and components of the boiler are replaced with the new ones on time, then, the proper working and efficiency of boiler could be restored easily.
Author’s Bio: The author is an industrial engineer and is working as a product reviewer at powermaster.in. Here, he helps in evaluating the efficiency and appropriateness of various industrial products.
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