Revised Director’s Order calls for CO check
By HPAC MagazineHeating HPAC General HVAC Systems
The Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) has reissued Director’s Public Safety Order FS-072-06 (R8), regarding Natural Draft Boilers. Effective October 15, 2012, the Directors Order arises out of TSSA’s concern that some natural gas and propane burning natural draft boilers equipped with draft control devices may not have been properly installed, operated or maintained. The Safety Order FS-072-06-R8 will expire on December 1, 2012, when it will be replaced by the Gaseous FuelsCode Adoption Document, which includes this requirement. The Safety Order requires that all G1, G2, G3, and GUT certification holders performing service, maintenance and/or emergency response work to perform a CO check in the boiler’s flue (between the heat exchanger and the draft control device) and take action when the level is above 100 PPM. Editor’s note: Read the letter to the editor in the document box at right for a lesson on how the management of a tagging situation can do our industry immeasurable harm.