Operating Mistakes

  1. Starting a boiler without pre-purging the furnace
  2. Ignoring furnace blowback and continuing boiler operation
  3. Bypassing safety and alarm when operating the boiler
  4. No checks on boiler refractory at regular interval
  5. Not cleaning the gauge glasses and keeping them dirty
  6. Checking the pilot burner spark with the boiler in operation by taking out the pilot burner locally
  7. No oil clean-up from the refractory / furnace area post-burner maintenance
  8. Firing a boiler continuously when starting from a cold condition
  9. Wrong operation of EGB circulating pump starting it just before main engine start
  10. Not cleaning the boiler tubes regularly

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