If one of the radiators in your industrial facility breaks down, you should arrange for a replacement radiator to be fitted as soon as possible. Read on to learn why it is important to replace this type of equipment promptly.
1. To provide a safe and pleasant work environment for your employees
Industrial facilities tend to become cold quite easily; this is largely due to the fact they often have high ceilings and do not usually have carpeting or other insulating soft furnishings. As such, if a radiator stops working in your facility, the room temperature could drop to a dangerously low level in a very short space of time, particularly if this issue occurs during the winter season.
Working in a cold environment could make it much more difficult for your staff members to focus on their jobs, particularly if they spend most of their time sitting still, as they won't be able to rely on physical activity to keep them warm. This inability to concentrate could not only have a negative impact on the quality of their work but could also slow down the speed with which they complete it.
If it is very chilly, those tasked with using their hands to operate machinery may also find it difficult to do their work safely, as their fingers may become numb from the cold. Fortunately, these issues can be easily avoided, simply by making sure that any radiators in your facility which are damaged beyond repair are replaced as soon as they break down.
2. To ensure your industrial equipment and materials are not negatively affected by low temperatures
If the breakdown of a radiator in your facility results in the temperatures dropping extremely low, there is a risk that the condition of your equipment and materials may be negatively affected. For example, if the temperatures in a pharmaceutical facility drop too low, some of the medications could end up being temporarily frozen; this could affect their chemical stability and efficaciousness.
Likewise, if a forklift's hydraulic fluid freezes as a result of a sudden drop in temperature, while this equipment is being used to lift a large collection of valuable materials, the equipment's elevated forks could collapse without warning. This could result in the aforementioned materials being flung onto the ground and damaged.
As such, if you want to minimise the risk of your facility's equipment or materials being damaged, it's best to have your broken radiators replaced promptly.