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    BOILER EXPLOS I ON SAINT LOUIS,MO

    http://www.kmov.com/story/35059928/s...ulard-released


    A one ton piece blew out landed on a building next store killing two, three dead

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    That's awful. I wonder what happened.

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    plug in the relief valve .

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    Horrible tradgedy . ! High pressure steam no doubt. Wonder if it was a dry fire situation or a fire side mishap ? Just horrific!

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    Wow

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    How often does this happen? I think its the 2nd or 3rd I read about the past 2 weeks? I'm not sure I'd want to work on those..like ever. You make a mistake on AC.. People may not be cooled, but a boiler... You'll take out a building.

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    Wet heads are gonna be slammed for a month with boiler PMs.
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    tragic, what process equipment would be needed at a box factory?. cant imagine this was for comfort heat
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    I feel very sorry for those poor people that died. They probably had no idea the boiler was defective and they just came to their new job and now they cannot ever return home.

    I'll bet it was either a bad safety relief, or poor water treatment erroded the hull of the boiler. We had a boiler explode in Seattle about 25 years ago that blew for the same reason.

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    I think they're usually caused by some well intentioned maintenance guy who figures out a way to "fix" some kind of safety device that keeps tripping.

    Those big boilers can be some scary bastards, that's for sure.
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    I'd really like to know what they come up with as a cause for this. I've never worked on anything that size, although it has always interested me. BUT when things of that size go south it happens in a big way. Dose anyone know of the age of the boiler etc?


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    http://www.ksdk.com/news/local/3-dea...lard/428002844

    More detail above. System wasn't that old as far as boilers go - late 90's or early 2000. I think they are trying to say it was the heat exchanger that went flying through the air and I imagine that would make sense. The hottest part of the boiler suddenly rupturing and all that steam trying to escape in an instant. Lesser components would fly apart; only the most solid would survive and become rockets - like the steel pipe that went thru a windshield a block away.

    Scary stuff. I can't imagine being the family of the two killed on their first day with the company, but I hope the money helps. The company also had a fairly substantial record of safety violations.
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    we had a close call locally about 10 years ago, maintenance man at a high school came in to find an empty boiler dry firing and hot as hell. he was just reaching to open the fill valve bypass when another guy came into the boiler room and screamed at him to stop. it was a high pressure steam boiler
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