Table 12-2. - Effects of Inadequate or Improper Water Conditioning
As a boiler plant supervisor, you are expected to organize and manage the overall operation of the boiler. Ensuring that daily logs are maintained by operators, submitting monthly operation reports and logs, checking maintenance requirements, training personnel, and so forth, are included in your duties and responsibilities. Each boiler plant has its unique requirements. Only through operating your specific plant and completely familiarizing yourself with it can you establish a comprehensive management program.
This chapter cannot cover all the aspects of supervising a boiler plant. You must refer to current Navy publications and manufacturer's manuals that pertain to your specific plant. When assigned as a boiler plant supervisor,-establish an on-site library of these publications and manuals, and keep them handy for immediate reference.
The effects of inadequate or improper water conditioning can cause major problems in the operation of boilers. Manufacturer's specifications must be strictly adhered to. Table 12-2 outlines the effects and results of poor water treatment of boiler water. By establishing an aggressive water-treatment program, you can greatly reduce inefficient boiler operation and high maintenance costs.Continue Reading