A number of boiler explosion incidents have shown that corrosion and other damage resulting from inadequate maintenance and insufficient attention to feed water quality, is a serious and potentially deadly problem, and one exacerbated by reductions in crew numbers. The four main problems that can affect boiler units are reviewed, namely: corrosion, oil in the boiler water, scale and deposits, and dry boiling. Preventative measures are suggested.

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    • Journal article; boiler maintenance
  • Publication Date: 1990-6

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Subject/Index Terms

  • TRT Terms: Boilers; Maintenance
  • Subject Areas: Maintenance and Preservation; Marine Transportation;

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00660879
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM