The purpose of this chapter is to help draw your attention to errors that can occur during planning, installation and operation of steam boiler systems using a number of examples.
In this regard you should always bear the following in mind:
This chapter is structured according to common errors that occur
of steam boiler systems. Sooner or later these errors lead to damage to the boiler system, potentially hazardous situations, reduced efficiency of the system or other operating problems. This list does not cover all possible errors, and also does not attempt to do so.
The biggest error that can be made, however, is not to report it. You are also welcome to contribute towards avoiding further errors by providing examples.
Planning errors frequently occur due to insufficient knowledge of subsequent operation or because essential requirements for the boiler system have not been properly taken into consideration.
If faults occur during installation and are not or not fully detected during commissioning of the system, they will result in permanently poorer operating conditions.
Through constant monitoring of operating data and close cooperation between all those involved, faults could often be detected in advance and their causes eliminated.