Pressure-Vessel Failures in Hot-Water Heating Boilers

Halley, Geoffrey M.
June 2006
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. Different kinds of fuel - coal, natural gas and number 2 fuel oil was fired.


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