The following checklist is provided to help ensure the system is ready for initial startup. Prior to requesting a scheduled startup from your local Cleaver-Brooks authorized service representative, all items on the list should be checked off.
Failure to do so may result in startup delays. A copy of this checklist may be sent to the startup representative for record keeping and scheduling use.
Is this in good operating condition? If not, note items that require attention:
Is the burner fuel and pilot supply properly installed according to manual?
If dual fuel, are both fuels available for start-up?
Are the skids level?
Where required, will qualified boiler operators be present for start-up?
Will operating personnel be available for training during start-up?
Will a person be available if needed to assist the service technician with miscellaneous tasks in the boiler room?
Have all skid piping connections been completed?
A full capacity load (sufficient for high fire fuel/air ratio adjustment) will be required for complete burner adjustment. Can this load be absorbed by the system, and have provisions been made to put a full load on the boiler during start-up?
Is all accessory equipment properly vented according to equipment manuals?
Is the boiler, burner, and auxiliary equipment installed in accordance with the manufacturer's and insurer's requirements, and applicable insurance and regulatory codes?
Is the safety relief valve (s) properly installed?
Is the safety relief valve (s) discharge piping properly installed with no weight or strain on the valve (s)?
Are relief valves piped to a safe discharge, and are the drain lines installed in accordance with all applicable regulatory codes?
Is the return water temperature thermometer installed in the system return fitting? [Applicable to hot water units only].
Has the boiler air vent been properly piped or an auto air vent device supplied to eliminate air entrapment? [Applicable to hot water units only].
If supplied, has the stack thermometer been installed?
Has the breeching/stack been properly installed?
Has the source of combustion air been verified and properly sized?
Have all shipped loose items been accounted for and installed?
Is the available power supply (voltage, phase, and hertz) correct per the skid panel data plate and wiring diagram information?
Have all electrical connections been made for the boiler, burner, and all auxiliary equipment?
Have emergency and safety devices been installed in accordance with regulatory codes?
Have all boiler field-wired connections been made according to the wiring diagram supplied by Cleaver-Brooks for the particular installation?
Is the equipment properly grounded to earth ground?
Has the make-up water system and pressure regulating valve been connected and are they operable?
Has the boiler and system been filled with properly treated water at a minimum of 70 degrees Fahrenheit (21.1 Celsius)?
Have the boiler and system been pressure tested to check for leaks?
Has the system piping been flushed and cleaned or will this be accomplished during start-up?
Have all fuel lines been pressure tested according to local codes, then purged of air?
Is fuel pressure and volume sufficient for the boiler (s) at maximum firing rate as stated on the nameplate?
Are gas pressure gauges installed and are they indicating proper gas pressure upstream of the boiler mounted gas regulator?
Are gas vents including vent valves, properly piped to a point of safe discharge?
Has insurance inspection, if required, been completed?
If upstream gas pressure exceeds 5 psig (34.5 kpa), have gas pressure relief valves been installed?
Source: Cleaver Brooks