Journal of Failure Analysis and Prevention

, Volume 17, Issue 3, pp 395–399 | Cite as

Early Failure of Waste Heat Boiler and Redesign to Overcome Premature Failure

  • M. A. Fouad
Case History---Peer-Reviewed


Analyzing the premature failures that occur during boiler operation is an essential engineering process to keep power plant working smoothly. This article describes the general procedures, techniques and precautions employed in the investigation of boilers that fail in service. It also discusses redesign of the boiler to overcome premature failure. Increasing the maximum allowable load of boiler can be effective to overcome that problem. The paper suggests solutions that, if implemented, can reduce the incidence of boiler unscheduled outages.


Boiler premature failures Boiler failure investigation technique Design of new boiler Heat duty of boiler 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Chemical Engineering Department, Faculty of EngineeringAlexandria UniversityAlexandriaEgypt

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