Hazard: Leaking systems can create dangerous conditions. Pressure vessels don't have to be big to hurt you.
A paint shop oven exploded at a major auto manufacturer’s facility in the greater Detroit area. The damage was severe and took days to fix. This article discusses immediate actions that could help to avoid such incidents.
If you know what to listen and look for, your fuel train, purge system, ignition system and explosion-relief panels will tell you when your oven may be operating unsafely.
Diagnosing boiler problems sometimes takes almost all of the senses. Developing a safety intuition regarding boilers embeds certain things into all of your senses. With this safety intuition, the next time you are around a boiler, your skills will be complimented by a well-honed sixth sense that includes enhanced listening, smelling, and observation skills.