A Safer Workplace

October 11, 2016 by Daniel Graham

An undetected leak in a water-cooled heat exchanger, bearing, top cool section or even a building roof may lead to the accumulation of water in a quench tank.  When hot steel hits water accumulated in the bottom of the tank, the water will turn to steam and drive the oil in the tank up into the heat chamber spilling fire out into the work area — a very dangerous occurrence.  Early detection and correction will save the equipment, the building and even the life of the furnace operator.