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  Reg. 375, Reg. 376

Reg. 375*

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.




Reg. 376

Preparation for Inspection

a)

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.
b) 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.
c) All smoke tubes, exterior of water tubes, smoke boxes, and external flues shall be swept clean.
d) 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
e) 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.
f) 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.
g) 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.
 
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