By Kenneth E. Heselton PE

This booklet was once written particularly for boiler plan operators and supervisors who are looking to how to reduce plant working expenses, in addition to find out how to function vegetation of all kinds and sizes extra properly. it's newly revised with directions for HRSGs, mixed cycle platforms, and environmental results of boiler operation. additionally integrated is a brand new bankruptcy on refrigeration platforms that addresses the environmental results of inadvertent and intentional discharges of refrigerants.

Going past the fundamentals of "keeping the strain up," the writer explains in transparent phrases the best way to set powerful priorities to make sure optimum plant operation, together with making sure protection and continuity of operations, fighting harm, dealing with environmental impression, education alternative plant operators, logging and retaining old facts, and working the plant economically.

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For many a small plant a service technician comes in once or twice a year (the typical state regulation requires a combustion analysis at least once a year) and he “tunes up” the boiler. From all I can tell that’s the EPA’s perception of it. Those of you with more sophisticated controls and oxygen trim have automatic combustion optimization, the controls are constantly adjusting the fuel to air ratio. THE CENTRAL BOILER PLANT Steam and hot water are used for building and process heating because the conversion of our fossil fuels (coal, oil, natural gas) and biomass (like wood and bagasse) to heat is not a simple process.

Lubrication records, what lubricants are required and when the equipment was lubricated or lubricant was changed. Include tribology reports. • Maintenance and repair records. Either a reference to the date of repair (see above) so details can be found in the maintenance and repair log or a description of the work and when it was done. • Spare Parts List furnished by Manufacturer (including updated lists when they change part numbers and prices) • List of spare parts on hand and the location where they are stored.

The sheet might look something like this: 101 - Boiler 1 - Maintenance and Repair History Original installation and start-up complete - October 11, 1993 Annual Inspection - July 18, 1994 Annual Inspection - July 22, 1995 Replaced fan motor - August 12, 1995 Annual Inspection - June 30, 1996 Annual Inspection - July 11, 1997 Annual Inspection - July 17, 1998 Annual Inspection - June 23, 1999 Annual Inspection - July 21, 2000 Replaced burner - October 11, 2000 Plugged three tubes - January 22, 2001 Annual Inspection - June 30, 2001 Replaced probed on low water cutoff - August 21, 2001 Replaced steam pressure switches - August 30, 2001 As you can see, this brief history of repairs and maintenance can easily fit on one sheet of paper to cover several years.

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