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A boiler-related explosion at a nursing home in Michigan kills five. jurisdictional insurance B/M inspectors have their hands tied. They are only supposed to review pressure vessel and piping issues, including air tanks, water tanks, and boilers. Statistics for boiler incidents show that nearly 40 percent of all deaths and accidents are
A Boiler: The Explosive Potential of a Bomb
Use this form to report a boiler or pressure vessel explosion. Also file this form if a boiler or pressure vessel causes an acute illness, an injury that needs professional medical care, or a disability that lasts more than one day. Report by calling 515-281-3647 or 515-281-6533 and if requested, complete this form.
A common cause of explosion is the runaway firing condition that takes place when the boiler's burner does not shut off. In this case, when the hot-water heater is connected to the city water supply on one side and the building hot-water service on the other, the check valve will shut off and no back pressure will go into the city side.
ejection of its contents. Flue Gas Explosion: "Explosion" shall also mean any damage to the structure of a boiler by force of the sudden and accidental combustion or explosion of ignited furnace or flue gases. 4) "Collapse" shall mean the sudden and dangerous distortion of any part of a boiler or vessel caused by the crushing stress of
The pressure differential is dangerous, and fatal accidents have occurred in the history of pressure vessel development and operation. The bursting of pressure vessel results in loss of lives and property. Consequently, pressure vessel design, manufacture, and operation are regulated by various
tion or explosion of ignited furnace or flue gases. 4. "Collapse" shall mean the sudden and dangerous distortion of any part of a boiler or vessel caused by the crushing stress of external steam or fluid pressure, whether attended by rupture or not; it shall