Many commercial buildings are heated in the winter by a boiler. Unlike a furnace, which produces dry heat, a boiler provides space heating by boiling water to produce steam.
There are many advantages of boilers. They are both effective and efficient at heating a building and typically have a long life. However, there are safety issues involved with boilers as well. Generating the heat to boil the water requires a combustion system. When improperly maintained, the combustion system can cause the boiler to explode.
To prevent an explosion of a commercial boiler, it is necessary to perform maintenance on an ongoing basis. Some of these maintenance tasks must be performed by a professional, while others are the responsibility of the building owner.
When carbon dioxide, oxygen, and other non-condensable gases build up in the boiler feed water, it can lead to corrosion. Deaeration is required to remove these …