Basic boiler mountings and their function List of boiler mountings and function of each.

Safety valve- protects the shell or drum from bursting against excessive steam pressure by allowing excessive steam pressure to escape.

Main steam stop valve – allows steam to leave the boiler to go into the main steam line, and from there, to the main steam turbine or engine.

Auxiliary steam stop valve- allows steam to leave the boiler to go into the auxiliary steam line, and from there, to the auxiliary steam machinery and equipments. Water column- provides a stilling space for the boiler water so that its water level will not be greatly affected by pitching and rolling of the ship. Water inside the water column is cooler than that in the boiler shell or drum. Thus, no actual boiling takes place in the column and the water level is more easily detected.

Gauge glass – attached to the shell or drum of the water column, to the drum or to the shell and indicates the level of the water inside the boiler.

Try cock- attached to the shell or drum of the water column, and are used to prove the reading indicated by the gauge glass.

allows sediments to be blown off from the bottom of the boiler shell or drum. Main feed water stop valve – permits or prevent entrance of the feed water to the boiler from the main feed water line. Auxiliary feed water stop valve – has the same function as the main feed water stop valve. . Bottom blow valve. It also allows a rapid reduction of the water level or a partial emptying of the boiler.Surface blow rate – allows light impurities such as oil or grease to be blown off from the surface of the water inside the boiler. It is fitted to the auxiliary feed water system. Salinometer cock – allows a sample of the water to be drawn off the boiler so that the density of water maybe measured.

it is fitted in the auxiliary feed water line between the auxiliary feed stop valve and the auxiliary feed water pump. but. Auxiliary feed water check valve – has the same function as the main feed water check valve. to break the vacuum when the boiler is being emptied or when changing water into the cooled boiler for operation. and.Main feed water check valve – regulates the flow of the water into the boiler from the main feed line and prevents water in the boiler from backing up in the main feed line in the event of failure of the main feed water pumps or runs out of feed water. . Whistle valve – supplies steam for the ship’s whistle. Pressure gauge – indicates pressure being carried in the boiler. Air vent – allows air to be released from the boiler prior to cutting in boiler on the line. also.

Water tube boilers with high evaporation rate will use multiple element feed water control system. Several are placed in strategic plates. soot is blown and the lance is withdrawn. Soot blowers – operated by steam or compressor air. Additional mountings on boiler plants: Automatic feed water regulator – fitted in the feed line prior to the main feed water check valve. These fittings ensure a flow of steam when initially warming through and raising steam in the boiler. This device is essential to ensure correct water level in the boiler during all loads conditions. Super heater circulating valves – acting also s vents.Belly or Drain plug – allows water to be drained into the bilges. . Low level alarm system – a device to provide audible warning of low water level conditions. If sootblower lance are inserted. They act blow away soot and other products of combustion that sticks to the tube surfaces.