SNAME Completes Boiler Safety Report

In response to an increasing number of serious marine steam boiler casualties, a panel of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers' Ships' Machinery Committee has completed a guide for anyone involved in operating this equipment, which is a compilation of significant published safety practices. It is in the form of a Technical and Research Report, w i t h the t i t le "Considerations for the Prevention of Furnace Explosions and Superheater Damage in Merchant Ship Boilers During Light-off." The intention of the report is to provide guidance in the form of general recommendations to all marine boiler design and operating engineers. Although much of the material is not new, this is the first time that it has appeared together in a single publication.

This report, prepared by Panel M-26 (Boiler Operations), contains sections dealing with boiler design, fuel burning and combustion control systems, and it discusses operation and maintenance.

Areas of specific considerations include air supply, fuel supply, atomization and ignition systems.

Initial, as well as routine operations are reviewed, and an appendix on superheater protection during the critical time of ignition is included.

T&R Bulletin R-23 (Considerations for the Prevention of Furnace Explosions and Superheater Damage During L i g h t - o f f ) is available from the Society at $6 per copy if payment accompanies the order. Society member price is $4. For additional information, write to the Publications Department at The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, One World Trade Center, Suite 1369, New York, N.Y. 10048.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 10,  Dec 1977

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