what maintenance needs to be done on a steam boiler furnace for optimal performance?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    FOR STEAM BOILER FURNACE:

    1.Maintain air/fuel ratio. i.e. if is not getting maintained burner gun needs to be serviced.Check the blower ,its suction damper and discharge modulation unit.

    2.distribution plate-infront of a flame-should be cleaned thoroughly.

    3.Tubes and heating spirals should be thoroughly cleaned.

    4.Blow-down at certain interval must be done.

    5.If you are using water, check the quality of water.It is better to use R/O,D.M. WATER to get rid of scales which can be acts as a insulation.

    6.Check your tubes , tube sheets and shell for any defects. You CAN ADOPT ultrasonic testing for indepth analysis.

    7.Analyse the flue gas for perfect complete combustion.otherwise you will not get sufficient volumetric efficiency and you will face the carbon deposits.

    8.Monitor the stack temperature. If it is more than norms then it is a indicator of deposite inside of tubes.

    There are many more maintanance procedure depending upon type of boiler.

    Adhere to the manufactures guidelines for preventive and planned maintenance.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Have a qualified mechanic check out your heating boiler..I have been a qualified heating mechanic for more than 40 years..not for the homeowners to work on....

    Source(s): Technical schools
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  • 1 decade ago

    steam boilers can be very dangerous if you don't have experience with them, get a certified tech,

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    only a qualified person should be doing this... steam boilers can be vewry dangerous

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