Over the past few years' companies have looked at reducing manpower or diversifying their workforce as a means of reducing costs. A boiler has always had safety equipment fitted to ensure that they operate safely but an operator was always required to be within a short distance from the boiler.

With advances in modern technology it is now possible to have boilers maintained using electronic equipment freeing up the operator for other tasks. Conversions are not to be taken lightly and you must remember that a boiler is still a pressurised vessel with a combustion system that potentially can be very harmful. For this reason we have partnered up with some very good companies to ensure that we can provide a conversion that operates a boiler well within the requirements of the code of practice.
A boiler conversion requires that a boiler be operated with a management system that controls the entire boiler function including the energy system, the water system, the alarm system, the pressure controls, trip devices, all instruments, and circuitry. There are two types of conversions available to the boiler owner and viewing the code of practice (page 44), will help determine your options.

Depending on the size of the boiler you can leave it manned, or converted to Limited Attendance or Unattended. Types of fuel do not determine the status that you wish to convert a boiler to but in reality the fuel can mean extra conditions will apply to the operating system. We have successfully converted both coal fired shell and water tube boilers to unattended and gas fired to unattended with two coal fired boilers to gas an unattended.