Why Steam Boiler Industries Matter Now: The Impact of COVID-19

A variety of businesses rely on steam boilers and hot water boilers to continue operating during the time of COVID-19. 

COVID-19 has left a devastating impact across the globe, severely affecting businesses, industries, and the lives of people everywhere. 

Lockdowns and curfews have caused immense hardship to businesses, causing many to close their doors and others to struggle to survive with what resources they have left. Manufacturing companies throughout Australia and around the world are making every effort to keep their operations running while maintaining health and safety standards. 

Currently, both fears and opportunities exist within the steam and boiler industry because of the current financial climate. As the pandemic grows in intensity, companies are seeking solutions to their energy systems that can survive lockdowns and curfews-and steam boilers remain one of the most reliable energy sources available.

Power plant steam boilers

Industry definition of steam boilers & heat exchangers

A primary focus of this industry is the manufacturing of steam boilers and heat exchangers. Heat exchangers are devices that transfer thermal energy between two fluids while keeping them separated. Boilers are closed vessels that heat fluids. In the energy, industrial, and commercial markets, boilers and heat exchangers are widely used.

However, despite the fact that the boiler industry primarily focuses on manufacturing boilers, maintenance is a key aspect of the field. 

To maintain their efficiency, boilers need regular maintenance. When they are not maintained, they become less and less efficient, and they eventually may pose a danger in the form of leaks or even explosions to those who are working around them.

Maintenance is one aspect of the industry that has been impacted.

In many countries and across Australia, social distancing and lockdowns have made it difficult for steam and boiler maintenance companies to provide services such as routine inspections and maintenance. 

Despite these challenges, a few boiler repair businesses have remained open, and have issued statements and protocols on COVID-19 and continue to offer their services.

Fortunately, many of them have vowed to stay in their industries. Business professionals are doing their very best to provide industrial boiler maintenance, handle emergency shutdowns, or perform scheduled boiler maintenance.

The role of steam boilers in essential sectors

In spite of its financial impact, COVID-19 has provided steam and boiler manufacturers with numerous opportunities. 

Steam and hot water are produced by steam boilers and hot water boilers for a variety of essential services. As well as being crucial to homes, they are also vital for hospitals, manufacturing businesses, and power plants. 

Safe operation of boilers is essential to the following sectors and assets:

            Hospitals and Pharmaceutical Companies. Boilers provide a variety of essential services to hospitals and pharmaceutical companies, including the provision of heat to hospital buildings as well as steam sterilization and manufacturing and maintaining the drug production lines. Hospitals are required to regularly repair boiler systems and boilers in order to ensure proper operation with an increasing number of COVID-19 cases.

            Food Processing Industries. In order to create and process food, food processing businesses are dedicated to boilers – without properly functioning boilers, many food processing facilities would likely come to a standstill. 

            Power Plants and Industrial Buildings. In addition to electric power plants and industrial buildings, steam boilers play an important role in almost any industrial or power generation facility.

Despite COVID-19 causing a lockdown on businesses, these industries still provide essential services to our daily lives. Because of this, steam and boiler industry professionals are essential to the smooth operation of these large and vital operations.

Steam and boiler industry professionals are responsible for keeping these sectors working on a regular basis. This includes installing and maintaining steam boilers, handling potential complications, and providing energy solutions.

Energy Efficiency: A Key Factor

After the Coronavirus, many industries have to adopt energy-saving measures in order to recover quickly. After a series of economic shocks, factories and industries that depend on boilers will need high-efficiency boilers that can improve production and allow them to recover losses. 

To ensure that boilers remain energy efficient, regular maintenance is vital. 

Regular maintenance doesn’t just save money, it increases boiler energy efficiency and reduces environmental damage. 

Steam boiler plant worker

Safety at Work 

Steam boiler maintenance service is an essential service, so safety is of the utmost importance for these maintenance workers.

It is imperative that gas engineers, technicians, and other personnel practice proper sanitation while handling emergencies close to burners, controls, and pumps. 

When it comes to installing steam boilers, dealing with emergency shutdowns, or maintaining energy systems, workers practice safety procedures at all times. 

As part of regular maintenance, boiler inspectors are implementing these steps

Looking for a steam boiler specialist in Australia?

Tomlinson Energy Service provides 24/7 emergency and service support to the Asia-Pacific markets supplying high-efficiency packages for steam boilers, hot water and thermal oil heaters, offering in-house technology from prestigious brands including Bosch and Weishaupt.

Contact us today or simply fill out the enquiry form below If you would like to enquire about our steam boiler services. Our industry knowledgeable experts are here to help!

Quality and Performance

Tomlinson Energy Service NSW, VIC and SA have a dedicated management system with a focus on Quality, Safety and Environmental aspects of all our operations.

Accredited to ISO 45001:2018, ISO 14001:2015 and ISO 9001:2015.

Enquire Now

To request a no obligation quotation or make a general enquiry, please fill out the form below and one of our friendly staff will be in touch as soon as possible.

Brands we sell