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November 2108 Monthly meeting
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Pa Dept. of Labor and Industry standards for Boilers
Pa Dept. of Labor and Industry Standards for Boilers
November 14th, 2018
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Norhampton County Community College
3835 Green Pond Rd.
Gates Center/ Alumni Hall
Bethlehem , Pennsylvania 18020
United States
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Event Details: ~~“Boiler" is typically defined as "a closed vessel in which water or other liquid is heated, steam or vapor is generated, steam is superheated, or any combination thereof, under pressure or vacuum, for use external to itself, by the direct application of energy from the combustion of fuels, from electricity or nuclear energy." Also included are fired units for heating or vaporizing liquids other than water where these units are separate from processing systems and are complete within themselves. This definition includes water heaters that exceed 200,000 Btu/hr. heat input, 200 degrees Fahrenheit at the outlet, or 120 gallons nominal water containing capacity. Your state's Boiler Safety division can give you specific guidance on what that state considers a boiler and how it should be treated.  Why is it necessary to inspect boilers and pressure vessels? Boilers and pressure can and sometimes do explode resulting in property damage, injuries and death. We are exposed to the dangers of boilers and pressure vessels daily. They are found in schools, churches, hospitals, factories and stores. The potential for accidents is well documented. Who is responsible for ensuring a boiler or pressure vessel is inspected? The owner or user is responsible for obtaining the required inspection and maintaining their boilers and pressure vessels in safe working condition.
Chapter Event: Lehigh Valley
Speaker: Mike Bara, adjunct professor, from Northampton County Community College.
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