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Document ID (ISN)77114
CIS number 01-1171
ISBN(s) 0-7176-1938-9
Year 2001
Convention or series no. HSE Contract Research Report CRR 319/2001
Author(s) Hill R.
Health and Safety Executive
Title Detection of leaks in seals of fan pressurised central heating boilers
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2001. vi, 24p. Illus. 2 ref. Price: GBP 10.00.
Internet access http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/crr_pdf/2001/crr01319.pdf [in English]
Abstract The purpose of the project was to define a suitable method for detecting leaks of combustion products from the case and seals of fan pressurized central heating boilers, which can result in carbon monoxide emissions. Several methods were found to have the potential to detect leaks: smoke tubes to produce smoke for flow visualization; flue gas analyser to detect the drop in oxygen concentration due to a leak of combustion products or to determine the flue gas composition; micro-manometers to determine the overpressure inside the boiler casing. Further work is required to determine appropriate test criteria and to develop suitable procedures for use by a service engineer.
Descriptors (primary) carbon monoxide; fired pressure vessels; leakage testing; leak detection; maintenance
Descriptors (secondary) report; gaskets; pressure gauges; oxygen; description of technique; detector tubes; smoke
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Pressure vessels and systems
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Compressed gases and pressure vessels
Carbon monoxide
Inorganic substances