Spare boiler parts are a great way to avoid costly overnight shipping and downtime. Even if you keep your boiler in good shape, it can break down at the worst times.
This post will give you a list of important spare peerless boiler parts that you should think about having on-site.
This is an important control and safety part of a boiler that can tell if a flame is inside. Flame detection technology is used in many different ways by industrial manufacturers. There are UV scanners, Flame Rods, IR scanners, and many more. Some scanners have a “self-check” feature to make sure they work. The type of fuel being burned, the shape of the furnace, and where the scanner is placed all affect the choice of the scanner.
How does a flame scanner work? No matter what kind of scanner is used, its main job is to “look” to see if there is a flame. The scanner is an important part of the flame safety system on the boiler. If the flame goes out or is seen during a part of the boiler’s cycle when there shouldn’t be one, the boiler will turn off so that raw fuel doesn’t build up in a place where it could explode.
When running equipment with a flame, you need a flame scanner. If a part fails, you will need to have a replacement ready.
Safety Relief Valves
A boiler safety valve controls how much steam pressure is in a boiler so that it doesn’t get too high and damage the equipment or hurt people in the boiler space. When there is too much pressure, the valve seat is pushed, which opens the valve despite the spring tension. The relief valve shuts when steam goes out of the boiler and the pressure drops.
Codes and standards say that safety relief valves must be checked every year. You might want to keep a spare if a problem is found during the annual inspection and needs to be fixed quickly.
Water Level Device
The amount of water inside the boiler is controlled by a water-level device. If it doesn’t work, you’ll need an operator to adjust a manual valve to keep the boiler close to its water level; that is normal. In this case, having a water level device is the best thing to do.
Fuel Safety Shutoff Valves
Fuel safety shutoff valves are safety controls that stop oil or gas from flowing into the boiler when it turns off. Think about what would happen if you lit boiler parts that were full of fuel. Either an explosion or a fire would happen, which would be dangerous.
Make sure you have replacements for the switches that close the valves and a rebuild kit for the big ones. Also, it’s important to remember that valve repair can take a long time. But you shouldn’t worry as much if your boiler valves are checked as part of your yearly maintenance.
Combustion Air Switch
You’ve probably thought about what would happen if you turned on the boiler, but the fan didn’t turn. Well, nothing would happen because of the switch for the air going into the engine. With this part, the burner can’t open the fuel valves if there isn’t enough airflow. This is reason enough to keep a replacement part in your boiler space. You can also choose the peerless tankless coil to heat the water.
Before buying boiler spare parts, it’s best to think about how much downtime will cost, how much space you’ll need, how long the parts will last, and how much it will cost to store them. Even though it can be expensive to stop production, keeping all spare parts on-site may not be necessary.
Do you need parts or repairs for your boiler? Contact the Oswald Supply boiler supplier to find the best solution for your space.