We use cookies to provide you with a responsive service to make your experience of our website(s) better. Please confirm that you agree to our use cookies
in accordance with our cookies policy.

By continuing to use our website we will assume that you are happy to receive non-privacy intrusive cookies.
Please be aware that if you disable cookies some functionality on the site will not work.

Alternatively, read our cookie policy to find out more about our cookie use and how to disable cookies.

Accept and continue

Keeping shell-type boilers under pressure

At a glance

  • The Safety Assessment Federation has updated its guidelines on shell-type boilers.

The Safety Assessment Federation (SAFed) recently updated its guidelines SBG 1 and SBG 2. These guidelines were originally published in 1997 and 1998 respectively and relate to the periodic ultrasonic flaw detection of critical welds on shell-type steam and pressurised hot water boilers.


The testing requirements covered in SBG 1/2 have been instrumental in detecting cracks which occur in the boiler shell to end plate, furnace to end plate and shell longitudinal welded joints. If such defects remain undetected, they can ultimately result in catastrophic failure of the boiler.

 

Image © Getty

Leave a comment