Boiler System Rentals
Frequently Asked Questions

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Who provides the boiler rental insurance?

The Lessee agrees to provide full protection for the boilers. Generally, your boiler insurance policy and general liability insurance will automatically pick up this risk.


Who pays the boiler rental freight?

This is the Lessee’s financial responsibility; Cleaver-Brooks Representatives Association (CBRA) will make the arrangements. Lessee pays the shipping charge from the storage location to the plant site and return.


Who pays for the loading and unloading?

The Lessee is responsible for these charges. Cleaver-Brooks Representatives Association (CBRA) will arrange and invoice Lessee for loading and unloading at the storage location. Lessee must arrange and pay for the unloading and reloading at the plant site. Any crane charges are considered a loading or unloading charge.


Who provides the oil pump?

The oil pump and automatic equipment (on boilers under 40,000 lbs./hr.) is generally provided as an integral part of the boiler units. Heaters for #6 oil must be provided by Lessee.


What about oil tanks?

If the Lessee does not have fuel storage facilities, then a local oil company can usually supply a temporary storage tank sometimes at no charge. This tank can be located on the ground alongside the boiler


Who supplies the gas regulator?

Regulated gas pressure must be supplied to the boiler by the Lessee. See specification sheet for exact pressure required by the boiler selected for the purpose.


Who provides the fan?

This is the Lessee’s financial responsibility; Cleaver-Brooks Representatives Association (CBRA) will make the arrangements. Lessee pays the shipping charge from the storage location to the plant site and return.


Who provides the exhaust stacks?

Stub stacks are provided on most units. These are usually sufficient if ample building clearance exists.


Who provides the hookup and disassembly?

Connection and disconnection are done by plant personnel or a local boiler shop. This is Lessee’s responsibility. Boiler must be level to grade before startup is performed.


Who provides start-up service?

Cleaver-Brooks Representatives Association (CBRA) provides this service at an additional charge.


What about fuel and power?

These are supplied by Lessee.


What about feedwater treatment?

Normal boiler feedwater treatment which is regularly used at the plant site may be suitable for the rental boiler. Removal of any scale that might develop during operation is the responsibility of Lessee.


How should boilers be operated?

Boilers should be operated by competent engineers and in accordance with the Lessor’s Instruction Book. Any occurrence or damage other than normal wear and tear is the responsibility of the Lessee. Generally, boiler operators on site can handle our automatic boilers along with their existing duties.


How about disconnecting?

Plant or Cleaver-Brooks Representatives Association (CBRA) personnel perform this work. It is the financial responsibility of the Lessee.


Who is responsible for the operating permits?

Operating permits are issued by state, and must be applied for and obtained by the Lessee.


Who provides boiler freeze protection?

Freeze protection, as required for exposed skid-mounted equipment, trailer-mounted steam plants and watertube boilers, is the responsibility of the Lessee. Heated weather hoods built on-site are an option to typical heat tracing. Contact Cleaver-Brooks for additional information about protecting equipment from freezing conditions.


How is boiler to be prepared for return shipment?

Boiler should be opened, washed out and inspected by the boiler inspector and plant personnel. Inspection Report should be completed and forwarded to Cleaver-Brooks Representatives Association (CBRA) office at completion of the rental. This work is the responsibility of the Lessee.

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