A Quick Guide for Optimal Rental Boiler Installation

There can be a dire need for additional steam generation at your facility. In such a case, you contemplate buying a new boiler.

However, after several meetings, you also receive the suggestion of using rental boilers. Using such a temporary solution has multiple benefits – saving money, time, and long-term maintenance costs.

It is still crucial to become mindful about preparing your facility before the arrival of a rental boiler. So, how do you ensure meeting all essential aspects?

Also, what are the components to consider in this process? Find out all the details in this article.

Proper Planning Is Crucial for Boiler Installation

The industry revenue from US power boiler and heat exchanger manufacturing is over USD 7,250 million. Hence, the significance of this equipment is conspicuous.

You need adequate and fool-proof planning to handle such important power generation machines. Here are some vital parameters to consider:

  • The capacity of the boiler for renting
  • Space for parking, connections
  • Installation area
  • Choice of rental coordinator

Once you have a clear idea of all these aspects, it is time to proceed with the installation of rental boilers.

Installing a Rental Boiler: Key Aspects

For proper installation of a rental boiler, you need to consider three key facets. Here’s the detailed elaboration of these parameters.


When you rent a boiler, the coordinator will transport this equipment to your facility. Hence, location is the most crucial aspect of this process.

You should ensure a sufficient amount of space for the following activities:

  • Parking
  • Connections
  • Operations

For safe parking, ensure that the surface of your location is flat and solid. In addition, the area should be devoid of any obstacles for cleaning and maintenance purposes.

You should also choose a location that does not have air intakes in close proximity. Such an arrangement can cause air quality issues.


Since a rental boiler is a temporary arrangement, you require proper setup and assembly. To ensure proper connections, you may need the following equipment:

  • Booms
  • Forklifts
  • Cranes
  • Lifts

So, it is essential to make sure that you provide these facilities to the technicians for setting up the connections. This step becomes more significant in the case of larger boilers.

The Start-Up Date

Planning in advance is very important to ensure seamless connections and operation. Hence, you should discuss the start-up date with your boiler renting company.

Adequate time will prove helpful in checking connections, operations, and safety parameters. The release of the steam needs proper technical evaluation for mobile boilers. This way, you can make sure that the equipment matches your requirement for the steam load.

The installer will also check the boiler’s firing sequence at this stage.

Timely planning is very important to install a rental boiler. For this purpose, you should first prepare a spacious location at your facility. Next, ensure that you have all the necessary equipment for arranging the connections.

Finally, decide on a start-up date and check the mobile boiler’s functioning. Plan well in advance as you need to assess the equipment’s operation, connections, and safety. For this purpose, it is necessary to have clear discussions with your boiler renting company.

Choose an agency that has an established history of renting boilers of various capacities. This way, you can receive professional guidance for hassle-free and straightforward installation.

Dr. David K Simson
The author, Dr. David K Simson is a trained radiation oncologist specializing in advanced radiation techniques such as intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT), image-guided radiotherapy (IGRT), volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT) / Rapid Arc, stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT), stereotactic radiotherapy (SRT), stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS). He is also experienced in interstitial, intracavitary, and intraluminal brachytherapy.