When evaluating potential industrial boiler suppliers it is important to gain an understanding of how involved the supplier is with all phases of any given boiler project. Do they design the boiler? Do they engineer the boiler? Do they manufacture the boiler? Do they transport and install the boiler? Can they provide routine maintenance? These are all questions that should be answered when making a decision on industrial boiler suppliers.
Do they design and engineer the boiler?
The engineering and design phases of a boiler project are the critical first steps that often will determine the success or failure of the unit. Some boiler companies use third-party engineers for portions of a boiler project. The importance of continuity between the customer’s specifications and the engineering and manufacturing personnel is paramount in meeting the customer’s needs. When the supplier is responsible for the design and engineering of the boiler, a direct line of communication is maintained between the customer and engineers of the project. This line of communication ensures that the customer has detailed involvement with the project, which increases the likelihood that the project results in complete customer satisfaction.
Do they manufacture the boiler?
To what degree is the supplier integrated vertically—that is to say, does the manufacturer have in-house control of each critical step of the manufacturing process? Having control over these critical steps allows flexibility in the ever-changing demands of each project as well as assurance of an on time delivery of all components. Does the manufacturer follow a process of continual improvement, such as the 5S process of manufacturing (Sort, Straighten, Shine, Standardize and Sustain)?
Can they transport and install the boiler?
The boiler supplier has to have expertise that what is conceptualized can easily be transported to a job site and put in place with minimal installation activities. Once on-site, the supplier should have a team of seasoned service support staff who can help guide installation and commissioning activities.
Can they provide routine boiler maintenance and support?
Post-commissioning, it is important the unit undergo routine maintenance to extend the life of your investment and to optimize its performance. Be sure that the boiler supplier provides routine maintenance services as well as tune-ups, so that your boiler will run safely and efficiently. Ensuring that this maintenance is performed by an active industrial boiler manufacturer is a large step towards guaranteeing that your boiler is kept up to date with the latest techniques and technology which will extend the life of your purchase.
Victory Energy is a full-service industrial boiler supplier who can take your idea from concept to completion. With the engineering, design, and manufacturing phases of the project completed in-house, customers can easily provide input to all stages of the project.