A major school district in the northeast US engaged Rimkus to create a district-wide Operation & Maintenance plan for all boilers operated within the district.  

  • Northeastern US
  • Educational Facility
  • Educational

Background

The district operates and maintains over 500 boiler installations, located throughout more than 250 facilities in the northeastern U.S.  Boiler operations functions are typically performed by individually-trained Building Engineers, each stationed within the various facilities.  Boiler maintenance functions are typically performed by 3-5 individually trained technicians, sometimes with the assistance of outside contractors. The types, ages and configurations of the boiler installations vary widely throughout the district. There was a recognized need for more standardization and uniformity to increase the safety and reliability of these critical units.

Services

The purpose of the project was to provide a transparent, third-party review of the present boiler operation and maintenance policies and procedures within the district, as compared to the current best industry practices published by national consensus-based organization and manufacturer’s guidelines, in order to make specific recommendations related to achieving the following goals: 

  • Preparing one set of universal boiler operation policies and procedures to be implemented district-wide in a repeatable, consistent, standardized and recordable manner. 
  • Preparing one set of universal boiler maintenance policies and procedures to be implemented district-wide in a repeatable, consistent, standardized and recordable manner.

Our final deliverable was a written report making final recommendations to the district for the development of operations and maintenance policies and procedures district-wide.  Our recommended policies and procedures were implemented by the district and the process now forms the foundation of a risk management plan for other types of critical equipment and facilities. 

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