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5 Tips for Diagnosing the Best Boiler for a Hospital

5 Tips for Diagnosing the Best Boiler for a Hospital

When it comes to choosing the best boiler for a hospital, there are several factors you should consider. If you're replacing a boiler, you'll have to deal with downtime and several other potential challenges. Fortunately, the sales engineers at ATI of New York offer decades of experience helping contractors, administrators, facility managers and other stakeholders choose the best boiler for hospitals.  

We will guide you through the process and help you choose the solution that meets your current and future heating needs. In the meantime, continue reading for a few helpful tips for choosing the best boiler for a hospital.

Stay Focused on the Budget

When making an investment in a boiler, it's vital to consider the total installation cost in addition to the projected maintenance requirements to make sure it continues to operate efficiently. Most hospital administrators become fixated on the initial cost of the boiler.

However, the more important number is the projected maintenance costs. By opting for a higher efficiency boiler that runs more smoothly and uses less fuel, your facility can enjoy significant operational savings.

Based on our experience, a growing number of facilities managers are demonstrating concern about operational efficiency, energy consumption, and gas pricing when searching for the best boiler for a hospital. Our sales engineers will help you choose the best boiler for your hospital that will address these issues and demonstrate adaptability to the changing needs of your facility. We'll help you focus on the boiler that will deliver long term savings with regards to energy, space, and time.

Determining the Size of the Best Boiler for a Hospital  

Considering your steam boiler will most likely be used for several critical services, it's important the boiler can meet the demand of multiple process requirements. As a result, our sales engineers will always conduct a thorough and complete evaluation of the functional and operational requirements of the entire boiler system.

We've found that in most cases of replacing a boiler, the existing systems are too large, too small, or operating at the wrong temperature or pressure for the current process requirements in the hospital. Our engineers will work with you and any other stakeholder to carefully evaluate a variety of steam boiler aspects, including: 

  • check
    The hospital's volume needs
  • check
    The steam pressure
  • check
    Any special steam quality requirements
  • check
    Annual, weekly, and daily cycle of boiler loads.

The Importance of Needs Analysis

To make sure we have a clear understanding of the facility's steam usage, we may request the boiler logs. This will provide a clear indication of how your steam requirements can fluctuate throughout the year.

For example, when there is less heating, most large boiler systems will operate at low loads and cycle on and off, which dramatically reduces efficiency. Instead of the large boiler system, we've helped convert many hospitals to smaller modular boilers or temporary boilers. In this system, the larger boilers can be shut down during certain times when energy demand or heating demand is low.

Consider Facility's Sterilization Requirements

Hospitals rely on the penetrating and high pressure power of steam from the boiler to sterilize medical devices, medical equipment, and other consumables in operation rooms and other locations. While some hospitals outsource these services to reduce the steam demand in their facility, many facilities choose to produce their own sterilization steam.

If you're in the process of upgrading your steam boilers and your facility has relatively low steam demands, the use of a condensing boiler for building heating and domestic water heating may be the ideal solution. These boilers can achieve up to 98% efficiency in comparison to other steam boilers that typically fall in around 83% efficiency.

Pollution

Climate change and environmental pollutions has become a huge concern around the world. Boilers can produce contaminants like carbon monoxide, sulphur oxides and nitrous oxide (NOx).

The Environmental Protection Agency has placed stringent limits on the amount of allowable boiler flue gas exhaust emissions. In addition, most local states and governments will have their own emissions regulations for boilers. In either case, ATI of New York offers several low NOx boilers designed to ensure your hospital remains in compliance.

Contact ATI of New York

When choosing the best boiler for a hospital, there are seemingly countless factors to consider. Since purchasing a new boiler isn't an everyday affair, most hospital administrators do not know where to start. Fortunately, you can rely on the decades of experience of the sales engineers at ATI of New York.

We will conduct a thorough needs analysis, review your boiler logs to understand your periods of peak demand, and suggest the best boiler for your hospital. Our sales engineers will guide you through the process, so you can focus on more pressing matters — like saving lives.

Contact ATI of New York today for a free consultation.

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