||Reg. 375, Reg. 376
REGULATIONS FOR THE REGISTRATION OF BOILERS AND INSPECTION
OF BOILERS AND STEAM-PIPES
The procedure to be followed in connection with applications
for the registration of a boiler and with examinations
of boilers under the Act shall be regulated in accordance
with the provisions of this Chapter read with the relevant
Sections of the Act.
Preparation for Inspection
|At every examination of boiler
or the grant of renewal of a certificate, the boiler shall
be empty and thoroughly clean in all its parts. Except
as provided as for in sub-regulation (f) all doors of
manholes, handholes and sightholes and cleaning plugs
and all caps in the leaders and mud drums of water tube
boilers, all firebars, bearers, front plates, bridge plates,
fire bridges brick arches, oil fuel burners and mechanical
stoker fittings shall be removed. All valves and cocks
comprising the boiler mounting shall be opened up and
taken apart and the valves or cocks ground, when necessary,
before the Inspectors visit.
||Provision shall if, required
by the Inspector, be made for the removal of lagging or
brick-work or other concealing part and for the drilling
of plates, and for verifying the pressure gauge and safety
valve dimensions and weights.
||All smoke tubes, exterior of
water tubes, smoke boxes, and external flues shall be
||Provision shall be made for
the effective disconnection of all steam and hot water
communication with another boiler under steam as required
in Chapter IX-A
of these Regulations
||No blank flange/plug shall
be inserted between a safety valve chest and the boiler
generally and where it is permitted by the Inspector,
the blank flange/plug shall be removed in his presence.
||At alternative annual inspections
and subject to a minimum of three bottom rows or all tubes
subject to the first pass of heat being opened up for
inspection the Inspector may at his discretion relax the
preparation for inspection called for under (a) above
in favour of boilers having an evaporative capacity of
200,000 lbs. per hour and over, and fed either water treated
to the satisfaction of the Inspectors.
||In the case of forced flow
and forced circulation types of boilers, provisions shall
be made for checking that proper circulation is maintained
through all sections of the circuit by the flow of water.
||* Note:- In accordance
with section 7 and 8 of the Act, Inspectors are required
to measure and examine boilers for registration, to examine
boilers for renewal certificates, to determine subject
to the approval of the Chief Inspector, the pressure at
which they may be allowed to work, to grant certificate
therefor and generally to convey to the owners such orders
as the Chief Inspector may issue.