In business, success requires that you plan for the future. In your planning, it's not enough to plan for regular activity alone. You also need to prepare for the unexpected, including a boiler emergency. In this instance, the more prepared you are, the faster you can return operations to normal and the lower the risk of injury or mishap. Learn what you should do now to prepare for a boiler emergency.
Ensure you have a plan in place for an emergency shutdown in the event of a malfunction. In the event of a problem with the boiler, precisely how the system is disabled will play a significant role in the level of damage that is caused to the system, but more important, the risk of any injuries during the process.
Unfortunately, there is no specific procedure for completing this process. The environment in which the system is used, the type of fuel used to power the system, and the design of the system will all determine how it should be shut down. Partner with an emergency boiler professional who can assess your boiler and help you draft a plan.
All boilers have a primary method for fuel delivery, such as a propane line or fuel oil line. You can prevent a great deal of stress by installing an additional fuel delivery option to support your boiler. For example, if the main supply is a propane line, you should also establish a fuel oil line.
The idea behind this step is that in the event there is damage to the main line, you have a backup plan that can keep the boiler powered and functional. Again, a boiler professional can help you determine what type of additional fuel types your boiler can support and assist you with the installation process.
Boilers are powerful machines, so it should come as no surprise that the failure of these machines can sometimes elevate the risk for injury. To prepare for the unexpected, it's vital you have an evacuation plan in place. As part of the plan, you need first to establish a system for delivering the message.
The faster you can alert the team of an issue, the better. Second, you need to plan an evacuation route that takes your team members as far away from the boiler as possible. Once you have a plan in place, you should practice the drill periodically to ensure its efficiency.
Ensure your business is prepared for a boiler emergency. Partner with a company today that can assist you should you face this scenario.