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Re: Winnipeg DOL

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Posted by Phil on October 02, 2012 at 15:52:26:

In Reply to: Winnipeg DOL posted by Dave on July 04, 2010 at 12:38:02:

: Has anyone ever had the dis-satisfaction of working with the Department of Labour in Manitoba. These guys seem so hung up on old school technology that they are slowing down any boiler upgrades or replacements just to satisfy the operating engineers. No offense to the operators, they are knowledgable and I have alot of respect for them. However times have changed and low water volume boilers that do not need an engineer are the way of the future. There are so many retros/replacements being done right now and they are halting all of them even though the boilers are already on site and some even installed. Its funny, there are already many of these installed and operating for years and now (10 years later) they change their mind. Any opinions would be gladly recieved. Just driving me nuts.

Well I have worked all over the United States and Canada, and Low Water Volume Boilers are just not as popular down here in the South, as up in the Great White North. Where there is no Boiler Operator Law down here, most Owners will still hire some retired Navy person to operate their Boilers. I have to ask, is one of the main reasons for going to Low Water Volume Boilers just to no longer require Power Engineers ? Now having said that, the Power Engineer's Act in Manitoba has been it's own worst Enemy at times, and so have some of the Operators/Engineer's themselves. As for these Coil Tube Boilers, the Insurance rates are often much higher for them, and they are quick to burn out under power failure conditions. Ask one of the largest Universities in Western Canada, just how much they like their Coil Tube Boilers :)

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