Combustion Air Requirements in the Boiler Room The
Safe Management of Boiler/Plant Rooms Including Asbestos
Fire Tube Boilers Also referred to as smoke tube boilers, shell boilers, package boilers Multiple gas paths - 2, 3 and 4 pass Internal furnace or fire box as the 1st pass Dry back or wet back design Single fuel or dual fuel design Little or no steam separation equipment
The boiler is only one piece of equipment within the boiler house and there will be several other issues that require compliance with other legislation, for example ventilation, fire and gas. A number of different technical personnel may therefore need to be involved in aspects of boiler house safety, eg operation and maintenance staff.
Lay out all Fire Protection equipment (Water/CO 2 fire extinguishers + Fire Blanket BS5041 part 1) (to be completed as required for each phase) g. All services to the boiler room to be phased isolated and physically disconnected including the gas, water, electrics and data h. Drain down and vent the system i.
patrol clothing and equipment etc. Ventilation Air vents should always be kept open, clean and free from obstruction. Fire The risk of fire within boiler rooms is a particular concern and it is essential that adequate control measures are in place. Boiler rooms should be fitted with adequate fire
Boiler room lighting is critical. Many types of boiler room equipment can cause serious injuries to personnel. Good lighting is essential to the safe operation of your heating plant. Have inoperative bulbs or fixtures repaired or replaced immediately. At a minimum, there should be one large light fixture at either end of your boiler, more if
that the boiler has a valid inspection certificate (if not, the Chief Engineer will need to contact the local Boiler Inspector and make appropriate arrangements). START-UP PREPARATION Several checks must be made before a boiler can be started. These checks include the boiler itself, the feedwater system, and the fuel and draft systems. As well, old