Surely, you’ve already heard or read about the word “vaporisation” several times since your childhood days and its two types. Throughout your primary to secondary education, you’ve quite possibly discussed the water cycle and its different stages once or twice. Remember the first stage? It starts with the letter, “E.” What? Of course, it’s not an excretion! It’s definitely not that! Hmm? Oh, you’re getting warmer… and yes! Finally, the correct answer is evaporation! That is the first type.

What about the second type? The other one starts with the letter, “B”. No, it’s not bifurcation! Come on! What’s wrong with you? It’s boiling, okay? Boiling and evaporation. Those are the two types of vaporisation.

Now, you don’t need to be a genius or even smarter than a ten-year-old to understand the concept. Vaporization is the process of liquid turning into its gaseous state. Evaporation happens on the surface of the liquid at a slower pace, while boiling occurs throughout the liquid at a faster rate.

That is how industrial boilers work—they heat up the water for it to be converted into steam to generate energy. That is their ultimate purpose in life. What boilers aren’t supposed to do is shut down. 

Here’s how to avoid a boiler shutdown:

Ignitor Maintenance

Keep the surface of your ignition transformer free from dirt and oil. This high-voltage transformer is what creates the spark so that regular cleaning and check-up on the ignitor bushings and electrode springs alignment is a must.

Safety Shutoff Valve and Actuator Maintenance

An annual replacement or recertification from a professional valve repair shop will help maintain the automatic pressure-release activation of the valve.

Air Pressure Switch Maintenance

Keeping this port clean and having it regularly verified by qualified technicians will ensure that the fan is operating properly and that the waste gases are exhausted before the ignition.

Gas Metering Valve Maintenance

Check the valve exterior for any structural damage or loose connection as well as the stack oxygen reading (for sensor-equipped boilers) to warrant a precise fuel-flow control.

Primary and Auxiliary Low Water Cutoff Maintenance

Inspect the operation of these lower water cutoff devices daily and make sure to remove sediment and scale by blowing on the bridle.

High and Low Gas Pressure Switch Maintenance

A regular verification of these switches from professional technicians will help avoid possible flame failures and dangerous fuel-rich conditions.

Flame Scanner Maintenance

Prevent potential gas explosions by monitoring the flame scanner or flame rod. Have your device checked, cleaned and serviced regularly.

Gage Glass Maintenance

The gage glass is a device that allows the operator to visualise the actual water level of the boiler. Replacing clogged bridles and leaking valves, and draining the glass daily will help you maintain clear visibility of your boiler’s water level.

The Boiling Point

Optimum profitability is important for any plant, factory, or facility. In the industrial utility arena, boilers are one of the key elements for production. They’re often used to help with the heating, drying, sterilisation, or power generation. Proper maintenance and handling of your boiler parts will prevent it from shutting down, also helping avoid loss of revenue on your part.

In cases where you’re in desperate need of a quick fix while you’re still having your boiler repaired, and you’re already at your boiling point, you can check out London Climate Hire for temporary boiler hires and heater rentals. 

We provide temporary boiler rental services in London, get in touch with us to see how we can help.