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Posted by carlstadt on July 25, 2006 at 17:26:15:
In Reply to: Boiler explosion posted by Jim D on July 25, 2006 at 12:53:16:
: Anyone know if the cause of the boiler explosion at ST. Mary's Hospital in Passaic City, NJ has been determined? From the picture I have seen it looks like a Cleaver Brooks boiler has removed itself from the building. I had always considered these boilers very forgiving, even at 2:30am when this unusual event occurred.
I talked to guys who were there after it happened. Low water, the cut off was full of scale. One guy had pictures on his cell phone, the top of the furnace was ripped open (downward) the rear door blew off and the boiler flew forward right through the wall. The boiler guy just made his rounds 5 min. earlier (I guess he did't check it too good) You must blow down the low water cut off at least once a day (we do ours once a shift) and if it does'nt shut off it needs to be taken out of service and repaired. Bill
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