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Containerised Steam Boiler Plant

Containerised Boilerplant Installations Manufacture, Delivery and Installation

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Containerised boiler plants have traditionally been hired when an in-house boiler is out of action, or during routine maintenance, repairs, re-locations or upgrades.

While many facilities managers still consider boiler plant in containers to be a temporary solution, more and more companies are choosing containers as a viable option for a long-term boiler plant solution. There are some obvious benefits to this approach for your Steam, hot water and biomass boiler plant installation:

  • Complete units are manufactured off-site, reducing disruption to everyday operations.
  • Containers can be easily located, with only pipework installation to be carried out on-site
  • Where space is at a premium, containers can be located alongside production units.
  • Container plants have greater resale potential.

Our Manufacturing Process

SPECIFICATION: We survey the proposed site to wholly understand the specific steam and plant requirements, before specifying a steam or hot water boiler from leading manufacturers to comply with MCP and EU Directives.


DESIGN: The internal layout and plant configuration of the container is modelled using CAD and 3-D software. Optimising the boiler house for ease of access and management is an essential process as a poorly planned installation can affect the efficiency of routine maintenance and day-to-day operations.


ASSEMBLY: The container is first adapted to suit the project, often involving the installation of a side door access, vented panels and a reinforced floor. The electrical distribution panel is then installed to allow for LED lighting and electrical connections. The boiler, ancillary equipment and pipework is then installed. Initial commissioning takes place at our works to identify any faults or operating issues prior to on-site installation.


ON-SITE INSTALLATION: We complete on-site installations quickly and with minimum disruption. In most cases, we pre-prepare all connecting pipework to again reduce the time required on site. The new installation is then thoroughly tested and commissioned, with all relevant paperwork supplied.

 Containerised Steam Boilers Standard Specifications

Containerised boiler plants can be supplied in a wide range of configurations, though the size of the container does impose restrictions on the size of the boiler. Below is the typical range of the installation.

Output Range 200 –  7000 kg/hr
 Pressure Range  6 – 17 bar
 Fuel Types Gas (Natural, LPG, Biogas) Oil, Biomass
 Standards  MCPD, CE, EU, BS

Custom Built Packaged Boiler Houses

Once the size of a boiler exceeds what will fit into a standard container or articulated trailer practically, we offer a bespoke option. This option allows us to manufacture a complete boiler house in the form of a portal steel frame, it is then cladded in insulated composite panelling.

This option ultimately allows for greater control over the space, ensuring that future operation and maintenance of the plant can be done practically and safely.


Typical Containerised Boiler Plant Components

Steam Plant
  • Suitably sized Packaged Steam Boiler
  • Hotwell feed water tank
  • Steam distribution header
  • Blowdown receiver or blowdown recovery system
  • Duplex Water Softener
  • Chemical Dosing Equipment
  • Steam Injection Set
  • Insulated pipe installation
  • Electrical installation
  • Interior container lighting
  • Additional side door entry
  • Reinforced steel flooring
  • Exterior paint finish (corporate colours)
Hot Water Plant
  • Suitably sized LTHW or MTHW Boiler
  • Flow and Return Pipework
  • Pressurization Unit
  • Circulation Pumps
  • Dosing Pot
  • Insulated pipe installation 
  • Electrical installation
  • Interior container lighting 
  • Additional side door entry
  • Reinforced steel flooring
  • Exterior paint finish (corporate colours)

Optional Components that can be included in the installation

  • BCS Boiler control system
  • Steam to water heat exchangers
  • Metering
  • Fuel Tank

Get in Touch

When it comes to service, quality and safety, our record speaks for itself. We are competitively priced without any compromise on quality. To find out how we could help, please contact us:

By Phone
01535 634674

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Standard Container Sizes

We provide advice on the best size and configuration of the container. Below are standard container configurations. We can also build bespoke packaged boiler plant housing to suit the larger boilers.

  20ft Standard Container 20ft High Cube Container
External Dimensions Length: 20ft (6.06m)
Height: 8ft 6ins (2.59m)
Width: 8ft (2.44m)
Length: 20ft (6.06m)
Height: 9ft 6ins (2.89m)
Width: 8ft (2.44m)
Internal Dimensions Length: 19ft 3ins (5.87m)
Height: 7ft 9ins (2.35m))
Width: 7ft 7ins (2.33m)
Length: 19ft 3ins (5.87m)
Height: 8ft 9ins (2.65m)
Width: 7ft 7ins (2.33m)
Floor Area 150sqft (13.93m²) 150sqft (13.93m²)
Cubic Capacity 1160 cu ft (32.85m³) 1310cu ft (37.09m³)
Weight 2.4 tons (2.4 tonnes) 2.4 tons (2.4 tonnes)


  40ft Standard Container 40ft High Cube Container
External Dimensions Length: 40ft (12.19m)
Height: 8ft 6ins (2.59m)
Width: 8ft (2.44m)
Length: 40ft (12.19m)
Height: 9ft 6ins (2.89m)
Width: 8ft (2.44m)
Internal Dimensions Length: 39ft 4ins (12.00m)
Height: 7ft 9ins (2.35m)
Width: 7ft 7ins (2.33m)
Length: 19ft 3ins (5.87m)
Height: 8ft 9ins (2.65m)
Width: 7ft 7ins (2.33m)
Floor Area 305sqft (28.33m²) 305sqft (28.33m²)
Cubic Capacity 2360 cu ft (66.83m³) 2660cu ft (75.32m3)
Weight 4 tons (4.06 tonnes) 4 tons (4.06 tonnes)

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