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~Dr Dilip Ganguly

Operational Control Procedures (OCP) for a Boiler House

While working in an industrial setting, it becomes essential to keep an eye on the various rules and regulations that have been laid down with respect to the environment. For an organization to violate any of these rules would be to show that the organization has to consideration for either the environment or the people that they share it with. This holds even for those that operate a boiler house. Here is a case study to create an operational control procedure for the same.

Case Study in Operational Control Procedures for a Boiler House

Activity: Operation of a Boiler House

Identification of Aspects and Impacts (Inputs and Outputs of a manufacturing process/operation):

Boiler House Aspects: (a) Emission of carbon dust; (b) Emission of SOx and oxides of carbon

Boiler House Aspects: (a) Emission of carbon dust; (b) Emission of SOx and oxides of carbon

Operational Control Procedure for a Boiler House

1.
Check Points:
Emission of carbon dust
Key Characteristics: Collection of carbon dust in a scrubber. Its removal, storage and finally disposal in common waste disposal sites as per legal requirements.
Reference Record: General Logbook or Register

2.
Check Points:
Emission of SOx and oxides of carbon
Key Characteristics: Stack analysis to be carried out as periodicity. Records to be maintained and process to be adjusted.
Reference Record: General Logbook or Register

Some of the commonly used terms in operational control procedures for a boiler house are phrases such as "Preventive Action", "Prevention of Pollution", and "Procedure". You can find out more about each of these terms from our article entitled Operational Control Systems.

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