Healthcare facilities face unique challenges and requirements for their boiler systems. Unlike office buildings that can close if they lose heat due to boiler failure, hospital must always be able to keep patients warm, equipment sterilized, laundry clean, and the air properly humidified.
An uninterruptible steam supply is imperative for medical facilities to be able to care for patients. In fact, many are required to maintain 100% N+1 boiler redundancy for complete backup capabilities. This means if one boiler fails, another one is ready to immediately take over the load.
In addition, a backup fuel source must be readily available in case the primary fuel source fails or, in the case of natural gas, is curtailed by the provider. Often, hospitals rely on fuel oil or propane as a backup. Both are expensive options on their own, and then there are the additional costs of trucking them in and storing them.
More and more, healthcare facilities that use natural gas as their primary fuel source are looking for alternatives to using fossil fuels as a backup. That’s where we come in. We’ve helped customers realize annual savings of as much as $400,000 as a result of selective fuel-switching to electric as their natural gas alternative.
Contact Precision Boilers about your facility needs, and we can help you choose the best boiler for your application.
At Precision Boilers, we’re uniquely equipped to help healthcare facilities meet their steam and hot water needs. Our wide product line includes both electric and fuel-fired boilers, plus all related equipment. We develop custom solutions for achieving better efficiency, sustainability and cost-savings in hospital steam plants.
We work with hospital leadership, facility managers, contractors and design engineers to evaluate the typical demand schedule, any seasonal fluctuations and peak load. We’ll use this information to determine your N+1 redundancy needs and then recommend a complete boiler room package tailored to your facility.
Our solution will be easy to maintain, reduce emissions, lower operating costs and provide the required backups. The recommendation will include a mix of fuel-fired and electric boilers, plus the required ancillary equipment. To meet fluctuating load demands while also providing redundancy, we typically propose a mix of several smaller electric and fuel-fired boilers vs two larger boilers. This will give your facility the flexibility to efficiently cycle boilers on and off as needed to meet demand and also provide redundancy for maintenance.
Contact Precision Boilers today for a commercial boiler package customized for your hospital’s steam and hot water needs.
Precision Boilers is your one-stop resource for a complete hospital boiler package. We design and manufacture a full range of electric and fuel-fired commercial and industrial boilers and ancillary equipment: