Presentation on theme: "How much do you do?. What is a Boiler? A boiler is a vessel that is is under pressure and is being heated. The boiler will have a National Board # on."— Presentation transcript:
A boiler is a vessel that is is under pressure and is being heated. The boiler will have a National Board # on the vessel and have been approved by ASME. Today boilers come in all different shapes and sizes, and in many different configurations. The metals that make a boiler are now more diverse than ever. Some are made from stainless steel, aluminum, cast iron, mild steel, etc. The controls for the boilers are now more complex and diverse than ever.
Types of Boilers Scotch Marine Boilers Such as: Hurst Boilers Cleaver Brooks Superior
Boiler Safety, What is it? Lets talk about it. 1. How do you treat it? 2. How do you service it? 3. Who services it? 4. Do you have a schedule? 5. What does your boiler room look like? 6. What training does your staff have? 7. Do they know what to do in an emergency? Where is the gas shut off, electrical shut off, water valves to shut off?
Routine Maintenance! Do you have an annual boiler inspection every year? Do you have combustion analysis done? How many times a year? Air temperature can change the efficiency of your boiler. How often are the safeties checked? Daily? Weekly? Monthly? Quarterly? How often are the valves, E-stops checked or exercised to ensure they work?
What can you do to have a good maintenance program? 1. Have a written plan! Your plan should include daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual tasks for your personnel and that of the supporting contractors. You should have a daily log (at the least a weekly log) on every piece of equipment. This log will have temps, pressures, cycles, faults, and alarms on it. Minor changes in these things can indicate a problem is about to occur and this is the best and cheapest time to resolve them.
2. Have a boiler chemical company on contract. 3. Know who is going to service your equipment and make sure you get detailed reports from them. They should look at your logs prior to doing any inspection. 4. Make sure your personnel have the knowledge to keep your plant operating at peak performance. Larry Kern (former city boiler inspector) offers classes to get the BO1 and BO2 boiler operator licenses.
Last but not least. Talk to your Boiler inspector and have current inspections. They take some responsibility for your safety. They may hit you some code violations but they are there for you best interest and are only concerned about safety and having equipment installed properly.