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Safety management of boiler room: 12 major safety measures that cannot be ignored

In modern industry, boilers are one of the indispensable equipment in many production processes, especially small-scale continuous flow boiler rooms, which are widely used in various fields. However, boiler operation involves dangerous factors such as high temperature and high pressure, and relevant safety regulations and measures must be strictly followed to ensure workplace safety. The following are the safety points that must be known for small-scale continuous flow boiler rooms.

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1. Regular inspection and maintenance

Boilers are highly complex pieces of equipment that require regular inspection and maintenance to ensure they are functioning properly. Regularly check various parts of the boiler, including pressure gauges, water levels, safety valves, etc., to ensure their normal operation. Regularly cleaning the inside and outside of your boiler to remove built-up dust and scale will help increase efficiency and reduce the risk of breakdown.

2. Operator training

Make sure all operating personnel are properly trained on the correct operating procedures for the boiler and how to respond to emergencies. Operators should have a clear understanding of how the boiler works and know how to adjust control parameters to ensure safe operation.

3. Prevent overheating and excessive pressure

During boiler operation, care must be taken to prevent overheating and excessive pressure. Check boiler water levels regularly to ensure there is enough moisture to cool the boiler, and monitor pressure to avoid exceeding safe limits.

4. Proper ventilation

The boiler room must be equipped with a good ventilation system to ensure that harmful gases generated during the combustion process can be discharged in time to prevent air pollution and harm to operators.

5. Emergency Response Plan

Develop a detailed emergency response plan, including how to respond to fires, spills, and other unexpected situations. Operators should be familiar with these plans and conduct regular emergency drills to ensure they can respond to hazardous situations quickly and effectively.

6. Personal protective equipment

Operators should be equipped with appropriate personal protective equipment, including heat-resistant clothing, protective gloves, safety shoes, etc., to reduce work risks.

7. Proper entrance and exit settings

Employers should set up two or more entrances and exits in the boiler room to ensure that operators can quickly evacuate in an emergency. However, this does not apply to those who do not hinder the emergency evacuation of boiler operators.

8. Keep clear distances on top structures

Employers should ensure that there is a clear distance of more than 1.2 meters between the top of the boiler and the ceiling, beams, pipes or other structures above the boiler room. This helps prevent the top structure from interfering with boiler operation and maintenance. However, this does not apply when inspecting, adjusting or operating safety valves and other accessories.

10. Clear distance of side structures of boiler

For vertical boilers or boilers without a covering on the outside of the body, the employer should ensure that a clear distance of more than 45 centimeters is maintained from the outer wall of the boiler to the wall, pipes or other side structures of the boiler. Under special circumstances, for boilers with an inner diameter of less than 500 mm and a length of less than 1,000 mm, the clear distance must be maintained at more than 30 cm.

11. Fire prevention measures

For boilers and their attached metal chimneys or flues, employers should ensure that no flammable materials are piled within 15 centimeters outside, unless they are covered with non-metallic non-combustible materials with a thickness of more than 10 centimeters. However, this does not apply if combustible materials are covered with non-metallic non-combustible materials.

12. Fuel storage safety

When storing fuel in a boiler room or boiler installation place, solid fuel should be at least 1.2 meters away from the outside of the boiler, and liquid fuel or gas fuel should be at least 2 meters away from the outside of the boiler. However, if a suitable fire barrier or other equivalent fire-proofing performance is provided between the boiler and the fuel or fuel container, the distance may be reduced.

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