This syndrome affects a large number of package water tube boilers. Some cracking has escaped detection until it has progressed to half of the plate thickness. Latest recommendations will be given with regard to inspection and testing. Action is recommended to protect capital assets & facilitate work place health and safety. Catastrophic failure should be avoided.
In the late stages of the Gillard government, a deal was struck to harmonise WHS (Work Health & Safety) Regulations. These were legislated by most of the jurisdictions, with two exceptions. Amendments to the legislation have appeared in the last few months. Recent developments from Victoria and the Council of Australian Governments will be discussed. The possible implications of these will affect all plant owners, especially those about to procure equipment from overseas.