3 Tips for Extra Industrial Boiler Safety
Industrial boilers can be highly dangerous, because the heat and steam building up inside the machine is not only dangerously hot, but it is also kept under high pressure. If the boiler ever exploded, then the contents of the boiler would be shot out of the machine at high speeds, potentially damaging nearby equipment and injuring employees. Proper boiler operation and boiler safety are essential in any industrial setting where boilers are used temporarily or on a regular basis. Keep employees and equipment safe by following the safety procedures outlined below:
Education: Education is the number one way to avoid accidents with your boilers. A boiler can be a dangerous piece of equipment, but the danger is reduced if everyone who comes into contact with the boiler has the proper knowledge and training required to operate the machine. The more education people have, the less likely accidents are to occur in the boiler machines. Everyone who comes near the boiler, even if they do not work with it everyday, should have the proper safety and usage training to help prevent unwanted accidents.
Inspections: Inspecting your equipment on a regular basis will help identify any potential problems before they occur. Plan scheduled inspections several times a year by certified boiler inspectors. Have additional in-house inspections daily or weekly to help catch any problems before they arise.
Maintenance: A well-maintained boiler is a safe boiler. Every few months, it is necessary to provide maintenance on the boiler, such as by replacing parts, tightening loose gaskets and screws, and ensuring that there are no clogs in the system. The person performing the maintenance should be certified to work on that kind of boiler to avoid problems that can arise from unqualified people working on the machine.
If you follow these safety tips, you can make a big difference in the health of employees and your boiler machines.