Do you have the necessary programs in place to prevent a disaster?  Issue 2

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Steps to Preventing a Disaster

It’s just a day like any other day…everything seems to be running good, just as it has been for years.  Unbeknownst to you, there is a time bomb ticking.  A small component had begun to show signs of wear.  It’s not broken yet, so it's easy to overlook.  Finally, the part breaks, the chain reaction begins and … disaster strikes.

While major disasters are not common, our Service Team was recently involved in the clean-up and re-start after a boiler blew up.  Fortunately, no one was injured but the repairs and loss of production were costly.

Human error is the leading cause of industrial and combustion-related accidents.  In this case, a minor maintenance issue was missed.  The failure was detected by the operator and an improper emergency shutdown procedure caused more damage than should have occurred.  Proper maintenance and operator training could have prevented this.


Make sure your staff is adequately trained to perform safe start up/shutdown, proper testing and maintenance.

Airplanes, trains and buses all follow rigid inspection and maintenance programs to prevent a catastrophic event.  Your combustion equipment should follow similar safety guidelines.


The green circle on left photo shows the broken fan damper linkage and the above photo is a close up of the pieces.

Are these programs in place?
  • Basic combustion system safety training
  • Annual re-training of operators
  • Routine & preventive maintenance
  • Combustion tuning schedule
  • Testing and inspection
  • Emergency Action Plan
  • Compliance with Federal, State, Local Codes and Laws
How can we help you?
If you have not evaluated your training, maintenance and safety programs recently, now is the time.  Don’t wait until disaster strikes…preparedness is, by far, less expensive than a catastrophe. Contact Faber to talk about any of the above services.
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