Combustion Engineering Association conference line-up
Published:  21 May, 2014

A series of forthcoming conferences organised by the Combustion Engineering Association (CEA) will look at BG01, which replaces PM5. A second series of conferences will also run alongside, looking at technical boilerhouse risk assessment

This BG01 conference will introduce the most significant development in the steam industry for over a decade and the CEA comments it is therefore essential for operators, managers and owners of steam boiler plant to ensure that each is aware of the risks and their respective responsibilities for the safe operation and management of steam and hot water boiler plant.

HSE Guidance Note PM5 “Automatically Controlled Steam and Hot water Boilers’ was last revised in December 1989 and focused on overheating caused by a low water level in the boiler as the most frequent cause of boiler explosion or damage. The need for a further revision to PM5 was recognised and SAFed published an industry-led guide PSG2 in 2000 as a stop-gap measure. Unfortunately the SAFed document was not formally accepted by HSE leading to confusion in the industry as to which standard applied. For the last three years a small working party from HSE, CEA and SAFed has been actively involved in the production of two new documents which will replace PM5.

1. HSE INDG 436 ‘Safe Management of Industrial Steam and Hot Water Boilers’.

2. HSE/SAFed/CEA jointly produced, industry lead document BG01 ‘Guidance on Safe Operation of Boilers’.

This conference will introduce the new documents and explain the background to their development and application. Owners and managers will be reminded of their duties and responsibilities and guidance will be given on compliance and the safe operation and management of steam boilerhouses.

The BG01 conference takes place on the 18th June 2014 at the The Belfry Hotel, Nottingham, and on the 16th July 2014, The Hallmark Hotel, Cheshire.

The Technical Boilerhouse Risk Assessment conference aims to give an understanding of the major hazards in any boilerhouse and how they can be managed through a risk assessment process.

Leading industry experts will share their knowledge and experience on how to comply with the legal obligations. They will be on hand to discuss specific issues and to offer practical guidance.

Delegates will also be provided with documentation to help with risk assessments, and to help manage risks efficiently and effectively.

The Technical Boilerhouse Risk Assessment conference takes place on the 19th June 2014 at the The Belfry Hotel, Nottingham, and on the 17th July 2014, at The Hallmark Hotel, Cheshire.

For further information on both conferences please contact the CEA at:

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