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BOILER INSPECTION REPORT

PLANT

MIT POWER PLANT
Central Utilities Plant
LOCATION
59 Vassar St. Building #42
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139-4307
BOILER NO.
PRESSURE

3

DATE
INSPECTED BY

MANUFACTURER

200psi

Nameplate
on boilers is 80
Klbs/hr*

RATED CAPACITY

Jon Berenson / Amelia Brower
TYPE

Wickes

11/16/05

RB

ACTUAL CAPACITY

80 Klbs/hr**

* When purchased the paper work says 100 Klbs/Hr.
** Usually see about 60Klbs for a high end load

PRETREATMENT SYSTEM
LIME SODA
HOT

COLD

DEMINERALIZERS
ZEOLITES

INTERNAL TREATMENT PROGRAM
PREVIOUS INTERNAL PROGRAM

OTHER

     

Polymer, Sulfite, Caustic, DEAE and Cyclohexylamine.
Polymer, Sulfite, Caustic, DEAE and Cyclohexylamine.

     

DATE CHANGED

DATE OF LAST CLEANING

Mid 90’s

METHOD OF CLEANING:
FUEL(S) BURNED

_2004_

DATE OF LAST
INSPECTION

WATER WASH

HYDROBLAST

ACID

     

YEARS IN
SERVICE

1964-2005

OTHER

Fuel Oil, Natural Gas

FUEL TREATMENT PROGRAM

DATE STARTED

     

CHECK APPROPRIATE SPACE
WATERSIDE

CORROSION

P
I
T
T
I
N
G
STEAM DRUM
WATER LINE
TUBES
FEEDWATER LINE
CHEM. FEED LINE
BLOWDOWN LINE
BAFFLES
SEPARATORS

E
T
C
H
I
N
G

G
O
U
G
I
N
G

O
T
H
E
R

N
O
N
E

DEPOSITION

S
O
F
T

H
A
R
D

T
E
N
A
C
I
O
U
S

COMMENTS
N
O
T

F
L
A
K
Y

O
T
H
E
R

C
L
E
A
N

U
N
A
V
A
I
L
A
B
L
E

A
P
P
L
I
C
A
B
L
E

Pictures #1 & #2
Not even, showing some turbulence, Figures # 3 & 4.
Slight deposition noted, flaky in areas more uniform in
others. Picture 5 & 6
Holes uniform in size, no elongation or erosion Fig. 7
Not Observed
Good Placement, no signs of corrosion or pluggage
Fig. 8
In place, securely fastened
NONE
SCREENS
CYCLONE
OTHER
Some were loose, perforation of approximately 1”long
by 1/8” wide noted in one Figure 9 & 10

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WATERSIDE

CORROSION

P
I
T
T
I
N
G

E
T
C
H
I
N
G

G
O
U
G
I
N
G

O
T
H
E
R

N
O
N
E

DEPOSITION

S
O
F
T

H
A
R
D

T
E
N
A
C
I
O
U
S

COMMENTS
N
O
T

F
L
A
K
Y

O
T
H
E
R

C
L
E
A
N

LOWER DRUM
RISERS
DOWNCOMERS
HEADERS
WALL TUBES
SUPERHEATER INLET
OUTLET
ECONOMIZER INLET
OUTLET

U
N
A
V
A
I
L
A
B
L
E

A
P
P
L
I
C
A
B
L
E

Slight deposition noted. Figure 11
Slight deposition noted.
Slight deposition noted.      
Water wall headers fairly clean, fig. 12
Not Inspected
Superheater tubes being replaced
     
Not Inspected
     

SUMMARY AND RECOMMENDATIONS: Boiler was inspected to establish baseline conditions following vendor change.
Slight deposition and uniform reddish coloration were noted. Samples were taken for analysis and graph #1 is attached
outlining the results. Based on the laboratory analysis indicating high phosphate levels in the deposits, and the elimination of
phosphate feed in the current chemistry program it is probable that the chips sampled were old scale being removed from the
tubes. See Figure 6. Maintaining proper polymer levels will aid greatly in controlling deposition moving forward and
continued reduction in deposit thickness on heat transfer surfaces. Maintaining adequate hydroxyl alkalinity will establish a
magnetite film preventing/reducing reddish color.

SIGNED:      

____________________________
AMELIA BROWER
AREA MANAGER
BARCLAY WATER MANAGEMENT, INC.

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Boiler # 3 Inspection Photographs
MIT
Cambridge, MA
Inspection conducted November 16, 2005

Fig. 1 Steam Drum

Fig. 2 Steam Drum Close Up

Fig. 3 Waterline

Fig 4 Waterline Close up

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Fig. 5 Uniform Deposit

Fig 6 Patchy Deposit

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Fig. 7 Feedwater Line

Fig. 8 Surface Blowdown

Fig 9. Cyclone Separator w/ perforation

Fig. 10 Perforation Close Up

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Fig. 11 Mud Drum

Fig 12. Water Wall Header

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