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In the construction industry, quality and assurance are key requirements. For this reason, it is essential for temporary boiler companies to have a team of design experts available to ensure these requirements aren’t compromised for the benefit of public safety. Steve Warne, National Sales Manager at Ideal Heat Solutions explains the importance of selecting a quality temporary boiler that delivers on performance, reliability and efficiency.

Quality is key

Quality is essential in the construction industry and is the foundation of every project’s success. It can pertain to many areas of a project, including processes and investing in new technology, not to mention products.

In order to assure quality on a project, therefore, it’s essential to select products that hit the mark when it comes to standards. Not only are they likely to perform better, quality products provide clients with a higher assurance of safety.

Regulations act as badges of honour, showcasing that a degree of quality is achieved. 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 it is really key that 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.

Temporary boilers must comply with the Clean Air Act. They must also be positioned and installed properly. This means calculating the position of a temporary boiler so it is relative to the flue height and proximity to windows. This is an approach that Ideal Heat has identified 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, a temporary boiler provider can always put a flue up the building to protect people.

Furthermore, quality can be assured through consistent monitoring. There are temporary boilers on the market that contain in-built safety features in the form of 24-hour IQ monitoring technology. This technology sends notifications and signals to engineers, which can help them take the right course of action if need be. As the temporary boilers govern themselves, in a real emergency they can completely shut down to protect the public.

High standard

But what makes a temporary boiler truly stand-out? The likes of Ideal Heat Solutions provide 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. Low-level problems tend to be avoided when high temperature, high pressure boilers are used.

To get the most efficiency out of a boiler, flue gases need to be cooled 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 either a condensing or high efficiency boilers is selected – 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, a flue dilution has to be put in as this discharges matter at a low level. If a building has a high temperature system and a condensing boiler is put in, all it will do is act like a high efficiency boiler. So, it matters a lot that 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 the likes of Ideal Heat use, which throw flue gases to quite some distance upwards.

As well as recognising that quality is key, it pays to see the importance of compliance. It is why it’s essential to 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.

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