this gas is stored often to ensure there is no leakage. Liquid petroleum gas is heavier than air, settles in low areas, and creates explosive hazards. When checking for gas leaks, use a standard soap solution.
Because of the large heat storage capacity of HTHW systems, the load demand change for the boiler is slow and smooth. This characteristic provides for improved and safer operation than that provided by the saturated-steam cushion.
The possibilities of line failure are remote when the construction recommended above is used. The system piping material is subjected to a minimum factory test of 700 psi. The generator tubes are subjected to an ASME test of 900 psi. All valves and accessories are rated at working pressures of 540 to 1,075 psi at 400F. The weakest link in the piping network lies within the generator tubing. The worst likely failure is the loss of tubes, and therefore the generator. The safety of the piping system is maintained over the life of the installation because of the absence of corrosion in the hot-water heating systems due to boiler water treatment.
All piping in an HTHW system should be welded. No screwed joints should be permitted, and flanges should be allowed only where necessary, such as at expansion joints, pumps, and generator connections. Only schedule 40 black steel piping or better is used for HTHW systems. Upon completion, the entire heating system is subjected to a test of 450 psi that lasts for not less than 24 hours.
Q30. What is the high-temperature range for most military and federal heating plants?
Q31. What are the two common ways of heating water in HTHW systems?
Q32. To prevent oxygen corrosion in an HTHW system, treat the water with chemicals to produce whatppm of sodium sulfite?
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