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The 192nd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 46A: Checklist for steam boiler maintenance

Section 46A. The state fire marshal shall develop a log book which shall include a checklist for the proper daily steam boiler maintenance that shall be required to be completed daily by the operator of a steam boiler exceeding nine horsepower. Such checklist shall include, but not be limited to, the following requirements: (1) give the boiler measured bottom blowdowns in accordance with instructions provided by the company supplying the feedwater treatment; (2) remove accumulations on water surfaces by using surface blow valves; (3) blowdown water column; (4) test low-water cutoff and feedwater regulator; (5) operate safety valves manually on start-up; (6) check lubrication on auxiliary equipment; (7) when starting boiler, make sure ignition operates properly; and (8) keep boiler room clean.