Boiler Injuries up 300%
- Pressure-Vessel Failures in Hot-Water Heating Boilers. Halley, Geoffrey M. // Heating/Piping/Air Conditioning Engineering;Jun2006 Supplement, Vol. 78, p14
The article discusses three cases in which boilers experienced a rupture of the pressure vessel with rather dramatic results. All three cases involved sectional cast-iron boilers, two of the events happened in residential places while the other occurred in a small institutional setting....
- The heat is on for the comfort factor. // Builders Merchants Journal;Mar1999, p38
Focuses on the market for heating systems in homes in the United Kingdom. Emphasis on domestic hot water performance; Growth in the conventional boiler market; Status of the condensing market.
- COST- EFFECTIVE boiler system retrofits. Lobenstein, Mary Sue; Hewett, Martha J.; Katrakis, John T. // Consulting-Specifying Engineer;Feb2010, Vol. 47 Issue 2, p18
The article offers information on the cost-saving retrofits on boiler systems including high-efficiency tune-ups, reset controls and cutout controls. The tune-ups are the best ways to make sure of the efficiency of boiler systems. The reset controls can surpass systems performing on a constant...
- Steam velocity kills a heating system. Linhardt, Patrick // Contractor Magazine;May2006, Vol. 53 Issue 5, p56
Relates an experience in installing a boiler to a building. Facts about the steam system installed in the building in the 1900s; Information on the repair needed by the boiler; Problems existed after the boiler's installation.
- Update: Benchmarking Boiler Tube Failures. Pfeuffer, Sharon // Power;Oct2009, Vol. 153 Issue 10, p68
The article presents information on the risk of boiler tube failures in steam power plants. A recent survey by the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) found that the boiler design of power plant unit has played a significant role in the number of tube leaks accidents. It is stated that...
- Explosions--at old and new plants--concern the industry. Swanekamp, Rober // Power;Sep/Oct99, Vol. 143 Issue 5, p13
Reports on the incidents of catastrophic explosions at aging steam plants in the United States. Casualties from the explosions; Views of industry observers on the effects of the explosions; Details on the explosion at Teesside power station operated by Enron Power Operations Ltd.
- Benefits and Limitations of the New Consolidated PWROG Severe Accident Management Guidance (SAMG) - A Review of Some Critical Issues. VAYSSIER, GEORGE // International Journal of Performability Engineering;Nov2014, Vol. 10 Issue 7, p755
After Fukushima, it was decided by the Pressurised Water Reactor Owners Group (PWROG) to merge the various approaches in Severe Accident Management Guidance (SAMG) in existence and use one single type of SAMG, which departs from the Westinghouse Owners Group approach. There are a number of...
- 25 killed in Bangla factory blaze. // Telegraph (Calcutta, India);9/11/2016, p1
The article reports that an industrial accident at a food and cigarette packaging factory in Bangladesh killed and injured people. It states that cause was not known but officials said a boiler explosion probably triggered the blaze as workers prepared to change shifts and a large number of fire...
- A modern-day one pipe? // Plumbing & Mechanical;Sep2011, Vol. 29 Issue 7, p30
The article offers suggestions regarding the use of one-pipe system. It suggests that two-pipe steam with supply orifices would be best with a modulating boiler and full reset of supply pressure to provide modulating output to the system. It reports that the efficiency of this system is likely...