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Baltimore, MD School Boiler Room Explosion

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  • EBEBRATT-EdEBEBRATT-Ed Posts: 5,951Member
    Sounds like delayed ignition to me. Unless one of the "outside contractors" did something with a torch. Does not say if the boilers were operating...think they must have been if the stack went down
  • Mike_SheppardMike_Sheppard Posts: 574Member
    edited September 18
    @EBEBRATT-Ed from what I’ve heard the contractor was in the middle of performing a start-up on a new burner on a watertube boiler. Not confirmed though.

    Contractor is a competitor of the last company I worked at, and is the company I took all the work from when I moved to my current company. (Current Company subcontracted their boiler work to the company responsible for this explosion).
    Never stop learning.
  • EBEBRATT-EdEBEBRATT-Ed Posts: 5,951Member
    edited September 19
    @Mike_Sheppard , me thinks someone wasn't paying attention. Lucky no ne was seriously hurt. You can't take anything for granted in this business.
  • retiredguyretiredguy Posts: 62Member
    I sure would like to see pictures of the boiler, burner and the boiler room. Most likely a gas, propane or fuel oil explosion. A catastrophic pressure vessel explosion would have caused much more damage to the building.
  • Mike_SheppardMike_Sheppard Posts: 574Member
    @retiredguy me too.
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