Regulation 391A – Ageing of boilers (a) Shell Type Boilers :(i) In order to take the ageing effect on boilers, the working

pressure of the parts of them as calculated from the formulae in these regulations shall be reduced as per table given below :25 95 35 90 45 85 50 80 60 70 70 60 80 50 90 40 100 30

Age of Boiler exceeding ( in years) Maximum permitted working pressure percent.

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For those boilers the plate of which have already been cut and tested under regulation 7 and this boilers shall be given a further lease of life of 50 years from the date of test of boilers. The working pressure that shall be allowed after the testing shall be reduced as per the table given below:Period after date of test(in years) Maximum working pressure allowed(percentage) 10 90 20 80 30 70 40 50 50 30

(b) Water Tube Boilers:(i) The boilers which are operating at a temperature of 400oC and above including utility or industrial boilers and all boiler parts operating the in the creep range of the boiler shall be non-destructively tested as per the table 1 given below after they are in operation for 1,00,000 hours for assessment of the remanent life of the parts; The parts of a boiler when it completes a life of twenty five years are to be tested as per table 2 for assessment of the remanent life of such parts. If results are acceptable as per the standards laid down by the Central Boilers Board, a certificate shall be issued by the Chief Inspector of Boilers for extending the life of the boiler for a further

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period of ten years or such less period as recommended by the Remanent Life Assessment Organization. The working pressure of such boilers may be reduced on the recommendations of such approved organization. This assessment of remanent life shall be carried out thereafter every five years by the organizations working in the field of boilers and remanent life and extension thereof after such organization is approved by the Central Boilers Board. Such organization shall work in close coordination with the office of the Technical Adviser (Boilers) in the field of remanent life assessment and extension. T A B L E 1 Compo nent (1) Drum (Steam) Water drum Low Temperature Header Attemperator header High temperature Economiser tubes Low Temperature Economiser tubes Convection Superheater Visual Ultra Magnetic Liquid/ Repli Deposit Outside sonic Particle dye cation samp Analysis Diametre testing inspection penetrant ling and inspection thickness (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9) Yes No Yes Yes No Yes No Yes No No No Yes Yes Yes No No No Yes No Yes Yes fibre Hard optic ness insp ection (10) (11) No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Others (2) Yes Yes Yes (12) Yes Yes Yes No No No Yes No Yes No No Yes No No Yes Yes Yes No Yes No Swell Measure ment Yes No No No No Yes No Yes No No Yes No No No No Yes Yes Yes No Yes .

Coils Primary Superheater Coils Prefinal Superheater Coils Final Superheater Coils Reheater Coils High Temperature headers Final Superheater header Reheater header Main steam piping Platen superheater header Primary superheater header Economiser header Auxiliaries Yes No No No No Yes No Yes No Yes Nondestructiv Oxide thicknes inspectio Yes No No No No Yes No Yes No Yes Yes No No No No Yes No Yes No Yes Yes Yes No Yes No No No Yes No Yes Yes No No No Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes No No Yes Yes Yes Swell Measure ment Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No No No Yes NO Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Swell Measure ment Yes Yes No Yes Yes No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No Yes No No No No No No No Yes Yes No No No No .

Samp.Depo.Hard Others Dye cation ing sit Diameter optic ness PeneAnalyand Insptrant sis thickness ection Inspection Yes No No No Yes No No Yes No No No No No No Yes Yes No No No Yes Yes Yes No No No No No No Drum (steam) Water drum Economiser tubes Convection Super heater coils Primary Super heater coils Final Super heater coils High Tempature headers Final Super heater Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No Yes No Yes No No Yes No No No No Yes No Yes No No Yes No No Yes Yes No No Yes Yes No Yes No No Yes Yes No No Yes Yes No .Visual nent Ultrasonic testing No No No No Magnetic Particle Inspection No No No No Liquid/ Repli.Boiler Bank Tubes Water wall Furnace water walls Yes Yes Yes No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No Yes Yes Yes No No No No No No T A B L E 2 Compo.Outside Fibre.

headers Economiser header Auxiliaries Boiler bank tubes Water walls Main steam Piping Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No No No No No No No No no No No No No No No No No No No No Yes Yes No No No No No Yes No Yes Yes Yes No Yes No No No No No No No No .

reg.391A of Indian Boiler Regulations.Ahuza Assistant Secretary. The Board further decided to amend the relevant regulation in this regard. I am directed to invite your attention to item 4 of part II (IV) of the record note of the 68th meeting of Central Boilers Board and to say that the board considered the recommendations of the Sub-Committee and decided that in respect of boilers working at a p. magnetic particle testing and dye penetrant.20(37)/99-Boilers Government of India Ministry of Commerce & Industry Department of Industrial Development Sub: Amendment of Reg. However. remanent life assessment of boilers of such boilers may not be insisted upon. pending such amendment. remanent life assessment is not mandatory.1950 . For boilers working at a pressure 50 kg/cm2 and above the Board decided that drums and headers of such boilers be inspected by ultrasonic testing.No. Dear Sir.L. Sd/M. CBB . Yours faithfully.ressure less than 50 kg/cm2.

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