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4 Steps for an Easier Boiler System Replacement April 30, 2018

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4 Steps for an Easier Boiler System Replacement, Boston, Massachusetts

Industrial boiler systems last about 25 years before losing efficiency and increasing your maintenance costs. Commissioning new boiler installation takes 20 to 40 weeks from the order date to the final approval, and the process involves waiting for emission data and certified drawings to finish the design. However, there are numerous ways to streamline this process for a seamless boiler replacement. Your current boiler must remain in operation until the new one is cleared for installation.

The Top 4 Tips for an Efficient Boiler System Replacement

1. Determine the New System’s Placement

Decide whether to install the new boiler system in the same location as the current model or to place it nearby. If you install the new boiler in the location of the current one, you must plan carefully to avoid disrupting the day’s operations. While this can involve a lot of work, you will enjoy easy access to utilities, such as control wiring and steam piping. If you opt for a different location, you will limit coordination issues but must ensure the utilities you need are immediately available.

2. Select the Fuel

boiler systemChoose your system’s fuel based on energy efficiency and annual costs. Natural gas offers a clean and easy burning rate, and related installation costs are less than a system using waste fuel. However, the burning of waste fuel decreases your company’s carbon footprint and provides an essentially free source of power, thus recouping initial setup costs.

3. Ensure Safety

Opt for a high-efficiency boiler featuring the latest in control technology. Pick a system with solid-state controllers over relay-logic controllers for efficient supervision of operation parameters. Consider solid-state controllers issued with first-out annunciation for easy identification of variables resulting in boiler trip issues. Keep efficiency in mind regarding combustion controls as well, such as distributive control systems for remote boiler monitoring.

4. Apply for Permits

Obtain the correct permits before the boiler system installation begins to avoid delays and similar complications. Request your permit to install (PTI) first, as approval time varies by state and can take up to six months. Factors such as your location, fuel choice, and boiler system influence PTI wait times. Once your PTI is approved, you can apply for an environmental permit. Research environmental permits in depth to expedite the PTI process.


Partner with a team that understands boiler system solutions to streamline this process further. New England Combustion Products routinely provides system recommendations to industrial businesses throughout the New England area in addition to selling the latest and most energy-efficient equipment. Call (781) 337-8888 to discuss your installation or visit the website for product and service details. Follow the company on Twitter for helpful tips and resources.

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