Keep Your Boiler Room Safe - High Pressure Boilers
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Objective: To educate the public on the safe and proper use of High Pressure (Power) Boilers
A SAFE BOILER ROOM
- Permit unqualified personnel to operate a boiler. Maryland Stationary Engineers License is required over 30 BHP Capacity.
- Operate a boiler without an adequate source of combustion
- Operate a boiler without a valid Certificate of Inspection issued by Safety Inspection Unit
DLLR State of Maryland.
- Store flammables in the Boiler Room.
- Respect the boiler it can be dangerous.
- Have the boiler inspected internally annually, as required by State Law.
- Report to the Chief Boiler Inspector for the boilers to be installed,
at least 30 days prior to installation.
- Test safety devices on a periodic basis (as recommended by CSD-1 or NFPA 85) and log the tests.
- Inspect the boiler daily for proper operation.
- Allow only authorized ("R" stamp holder) repair firms to make weld repairs.
- Keep your Boiler Room clean.
- Keep a check on leakages and rectify without delay.
- In an emergency, remain calm and use the emergency devices.
- In case of fire operate Emergency cut off switch.
- Maintain a Log of Boiler Operations, Maintenance, Repairs, Tests.
- Keep the Boiler Room ventilated.
- Operate a boiler which is not constructed in accordance with the American Society of Mechanical Engineers
(ASME) Boiler & Pressure Vessel Code.
- Operate a boiler unless it is equipped with a safety valve with sufficient relieving capacity, set at
or below the maximum allowable working pressure.
- Bypass the pressure controls, temperature controls, low water cutout, flame safety or any other limit switch or control.
- Restrict the function of a safety valve, such as by reducing or plugging the outlet or inlet, painting or removing it.
- Leave the boiler room unattended.
We are here for your protection.
For additional information, contact:
Division of Labor and Industry
Elevator and Escalator Safety
1100 N. Eutaw Street - Room 601
Baltimore, MD 21201
FAX: (410) 333-7721
Emergency telephone number: (410) 767-2990