Before we start, let’s take a look at what are considered “repairs” to safety and safety relief valves. Repairing a safety valve or safety relief valve could involve a number of operations, such as replacement, re-machining or cleaning of any critical part, lapping of the seat and disk — or any other operation which may affect the flow passage, capacity, function or pressure retaining integrity of the valve. Even disassembling, reassembling or making adjustments which affect a valve’s function should be considered a repair. This does not include testing or adjustments of new valves upon initial installation.
Floods–whether caused by nature or by structural or mechanical failures–can cause deaths, injuries, and severe property damage. To assist in the recovery of boiler systems affected by flooding and help mitigate further risks to public safety and property damage, follow these guidelines:
At WARE, we strive to educate you about the intricacies of boiler engineering and product design. One of the common misconceptions is that more passes in a boiler equals more efficiency, but this isn’t always the case.
When the fireside of a boiler is properly cared for, efficiency and boiler life will be increased. If it is mismanaged and not cared for properly, soot and other non-combustibles can start to collect in the boiler’s systems.
Boiler Efficiency: The measure of how much combustion energy is converted to steam energy.
Steam Quality: The measure of how much liquid is present in the steam produced.
No, this article is not about creepy people. In boiler-lingo, creep is the term for the distortion or warping of components due to high temperatures and constant stress.
Maintaining proper burner function is crucial to the operation of a boiler, as the boiler will only run as well as the burner performs. A badly designed boiler with an efficient burner can actually perform better than a well-designed boiler with an inefficient burner.
The importance of boiler blowdown is often overlooked. Despite the best efforts to pretreat boiler feedwater, it can still contain impurities including suspended and dissolved liquids. These impurities can accumulate in the boiler and cause problems with piping, steam traps and other process equipment. To avoid problems, the water must occasionally be discharged or “blown down” from the boiler.