Commercial boilers are key pieces of equipment in production facilities, apartment complexes, office buildings and many other types of spaces. While boilers are generally reliable and do not require frequent maintenance other than cleanings, it is still important to have them professionally inspected every year. During your facility’s annual New York City boiler inspection, the inspector is likely to check all these areas. If a problem is found, a recommendation will be included on the report of the inspector’s findings. This will give you time to correct the problem and arrange for a repeat inspection.
Rust and Corrosion
Rust and corrosion are early warning signs that a boiler could be wearing out. Minerals in the water allow for corrosion to happen within the boiling vessel and pipes. Rust or corrosion may also be found at fittings, valves and points of attachment. If the rusted or corroded area is too thin, the high pressure within the boiler could cause a rupture, leading to the potential for damage and boiler failure.
Gas Pressure and Combustion
The proper flow of gas is key to the combustion process. The inspector will check the gas pressure and the regulation valve for the flow of gas. The inspector will also check to see that the combustion chamber is clean. If it is not, the inspector may recommend servicing of the boiler.
Control Panel and Ventilation
The inspector will also check the computerized control panel of a commercial boiler. This part of the inspection ensures that all the settings are working correctly. The inspector will also check to ensure that the thermostat is operating accurately. Finally, the inspector will make sure that the boiler is ventilating to the outdoors and that no combustion gases are remaining in the boiler’s chamber or leaking to the inside.