Boiler Service & Maintenance

In efforts to reduce fuel costs, provide better control of system processes, and conserve manpower, boilers are increasingly becoming components of integrated systems. Boilers are not stand-alone devices anymore. Remote communications links, automatic temperature control, and energy management systems interface are commonly required. As a result, and in an effort to help lead the way, we have also become controls specialists. Many of our sales and service personnel specialize in this area to ensure that we properly serve our customers needs. And hopefully to promote new and better ideas. Combining these skills with our traditional skills required to properly apply and keep boilers up and running has created a very unique industry where diversified experience counts. R.F. MacDonald Co. has that experience.

Documentation Downloads
Boiler Service Brochure - Service options for boiler operators
                                     (2 page brochure) NEW
Boiler Line Card Brochure - Overview of our boiler manufacturers
Mobile Boiler Rooms - Temporary transportable boiler rooms
Rental and Preowned Boilers - Preowned boilers for rent or sale

Equipment and capabilities for the repair and maintenance of all types of boilers and boiler room equipment including feedwater systems, deaerators, water softeners, and chemical feed and blowdown systems.
Factory trained and certified by all manufacturers we represent.
Field service technicians specialize in all boiler room equipment including:
     - Combustion adjustment
     - Trouble shooting
     - Annual inspections
     - Refractory repairs
     - ASME and National Board certified pressure vessel repairs

General engineering contractors’ license (A-1) and boilers, water heating, and steam fitting classification (C-4) and holders of ASME “S”, “U” and “PP” stamps and National Board Certified with the “R” stamp for pressure vessel repairs. Our certified pressure vessel welders are also involved in our boiler and retrofit burner installations.

Since 1978 we have furnished and continue to service several hundred boiler and burner installations which have included equipment for the purpose of reducing NOx emissions to levels guaranteed to meet local air quality requirements. These installations have included Cleaver Brooks, Nebraska, Ajax, Fulton, H.B. Smith, and Lochinvar equipment depending on application.

R. F. MacDonald Co. maintains service departments in our Hayward, Modesto, Brea, Fresno, San Diego, Reno, and Las Vegas offices each staffed with field service and support personnel. Our multiple locations with service personnel living in key areas allow fast response for all areas we serve.

Preventative Maintenance
Our preventive maintenance contracts, the Assured Efficiency Program (AEP), are tailored to provide specific periodic inspections and service to minimize down time and maximize efficiency. Customers participating in this program receive a parts discount for all covered equipment. More about the Assured Efficiency Program (AEP).

Our total commitment to customer satisfaction doesn’t end with the sale. We schedule periodic training seminars to provide maximum benefit from your equipment. We will also customize our sessions for “in house” training at your plant site.

Graduate mechanical engineers are on staff to assist our customers in equipment selections, installation planning, layout, and permitting and project supervision. They are also involved in system surveys to optimize equipment performance, reliability, and efficiency.



Mission Critical

Our service teams are ready to respond anytime throughout California and Nevada for your emergency repair services. Our fleet of well equipped service vehicles, along with our factory trained technicians are able to solve many problems on the first visit to your facility.

If you are having trouble meeting your emission reporting requirements - give us a call today. We offer specialized plans that provide digital emission reporting that complies with all state reporting requirements. We are making it easy for customers to maintain their equipment and meet the new requirements.


An audio visual presentation on the Bay Area emission regulations
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An audio visual presentation on the basics of the San Joaquin Valley emission regulations
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