Quality and compliance are key requirements in the construction industry. It is why temporary boiler companies must have a team of design experts on hand to ensure both of these requirements are never compromised for the benefit of public safety. Steve Warne from Ideal Heat Solutions gives insight into the importance of selecting a quality system, and explains what makes its temporary boilers standout from the crowd.

Quality matters

In our blog about what makes temporary boilers temporary, Ideal Heat Solutions paid attention to the need for temporary boilers to comply with regulations – regardless of whether they will be in situ for two months or over a year.

As Ideal Heat Solutions has an expert team of designers, we understand the significance of complying with industry standards. Regulations play a vital role in assuring public health and wellbeing, and at Ideal Heat we are proud to say our equipment complies with the right standards.

An example of one of the regulations that temporary boilers have to comply with is the Clean Air Act. This act was a milestone in environmental protection when it was first published in 1956. Until this day the Clean Air Act helps to reduce air pollution and enable public safety.

Ideal Heat Solutions’ boilers comply with the Clean Air Act; calculating the position of a temporary boiler so it is relative to the flue height and proximity to windows. We have identified this approach in order to keep people safe. Temporary boilers cannot be landed too close to a building as this is risky to the public. If a temporary boiler has to be brought nearer because of the site’s conditions, Ideal Heat can always put a flue up the building to protect people.

Furthermore, and through 24-hour IQ monitoring technology, all of Ideal Heat’s equipment has inbuilt safety features. Engineers receive notifications and signals which help us take the right action if need be. As the temporary boilers govern themselves, in a real emergency they can completely shut down to protect the public.

Performance is key

So how do Ideal Heat Solutions’ boilers operate compared to others on the market? What makes these temporary boilers standout?

Ideal Heat Solutions provides pressure jet boilers. This means that the speed in which flue gases are transported and directed creates a flue velocity which, figuratively speaking, throws the matter up in the air. If you ever adjust a mixture on a burner, you can see how far it goes. With a well-designed flue system, the flue gases can be sent 10-15m into the air. You tend to find you avoid low-level problem when you have high temperature, high pressure boilers like the ones Ideal Heat use.

To get the most efficiency out of a boiler, you need to cool the flue gases below 55 degrees. Once they’re below 55 degrees water is produced, because when you burn natural gas, you get water. However, with a high efficiency boiler, the flue gases must be kept at around 220 degrees. And in an ultra-high efficiency condensing boiler, they have to be cooled down so the water drops out. In this case, a lot of unwanted steam, water and condensation occurs, which can be problematic.

When you go for condensing or high efficiency boilers that are more low temperature and pressure, what happens is the flue gases are not buoyant. As they are heavy, plumes will appear, which is the steam that comes back out and filters down at lower level.

When dealing with that problem, what we tend to do is put a flue dilution in. If we ever need to discharge at low level, we utilise this dilution system.

If you rock up to a building which has a high temperature system and put a condensing boiler in, all it will do is act like a high efficiency boiler. So, it matters a lot that Ideal Heat’s temporary boilers are not condensing unless the system requires it.

There have been some instances where low temperature and pressure boilers have completely gone wrong and have fogged everything up like a smoke machine. It isn’t, however, an issue with the jet systems that we use, which throws flue gases to quite some distance upwards.

As well as recognising that quality is key, Ideal Heat Solutions is a big champion of the importance of compliance. It is why we have a professional team of design experts that have years of industry experience on what makes a great temporary boiler design. Having this degree of insight is vital in delivering a solution that keeps people’s health and wellbeing at the top of the agenda.