Controls and Safety Devices for Automatically Fired Boilers
|Publication Date:||1 January 1977|
The major perils present in automatically fired boilers are: Joss of water (low water), furnace explosion, overpressure, and overtemperature. Principal causes of accidents to automatically fired boilers are: FOREWORD
Jack of proper controls and safety devices, lack of adequate maintenance, improperly trained operators, and failure to test controls and safety devices and complacency on the part of the operator due to long periods of trouble free operation. It is believed that improved instrumentation, controls and safety devices, proper operating procedures, and a clearer understanding of installation requirements by the manufacturers, installers, and operators can greatly reduce the chance of personal injury, damage to property, and loss of equipment from accidents.
It should be pointed out that any governmental jurisdiction has authority over any particular installation. Inquiries dealing with problems of a local character should be directed to the proper authority of such jurisdiction.
This Code, which was approved by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers' Safety Standard Committee on Controls and Safety Devices for Automatically Fired Boilers, was approved and designated as an ASME Code by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers on April 29, 1977.