16 February 2012

Spirax Sarco offers new boiler compliance guidance

Spirax Sarco has launched an online compliance webpage to help users with the arrival of both the Guidance on Safe Operation of Boilers (BG01) and Management of Industrial and Hot Water Boilers (INDG436) guidance notes.

Visitors to the site can find out how the new guidance documents differ from previous best practice and how to bring existing boiler operations up to scratch.

Both BG01 and INDG436 are available for download on the webpage, as well full access to a BG01 presentation from Gastec.

The two documents present new challenges for boiler managers and operators, including the recommendation of specific boiler training courses and the review of boiler risk assessments. By adhering to the new advice, steam users can now show regulators and insurers that they are committed to the industry's best practice.

"Our extensive experience with steam and condensate systems allows us to offer steam users the best advice on how to remain compliant with the new industrial boiler guidance," explains Paul Mayoh, Spirax Sarco's technical and quality manager.

"These new documents highlight the importance of boiler safety, but knowing the best ways to operate and maintain a steam system is the key to improving efficiency, boosting productivity and reducing costs," he adds.

Note that, for the first time, BG01 recommends specific training to promote safe and competent boiler operations. This includes Certified Industrial Boiler Operator (Cert.IBO) status for operators and Diploma in Boiler Plant Operation Management (Dip.BOM) for managers.

These are both covered in Spirax Sarco's Boiler Operation Accreditation Scheme (BOAS) training course, at its new UK Steam Technology Centre in Cheltenham and on-site.

Boiler managers are also reminded that any recent changes to personnel, levels or control equipment will need a review of existing risk assessments. Spirax Sarco's staff can support managers in developing their own risk assessments, from the combustion or efficiency side of the boiler house, to accessibility and manning levels.

Brian Tinham

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