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ASME CSD-1 Controls and Safety Devices for Automatically Fired Boilers – Requirements
Many Engineers ask me when to specify ASME CSD-1 compliance. It’s a great question, and one I’ve gotten a lot over the years representing gas-fired equipment. I’m going to make it simple….EVERYTIME!
Here are three points to consider:
- In Illinois it’s required by code on boilers above 400,000 BTU (Illinois Office of the State Fire Marshal Division of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Safety)
- As a designer it covers your liability on water vessels of ANY size. It is also required for several insurance companies who would review the boiler plant for safety considerations.
- Most manufacturers have the parts as standard features anyways; it’s just a firmware update or capacitor alteration to make it a ASME CSD-1 boiler.
So no matter what size the boilers, it’s always in your best interest to require ASME CSD-1 complaint gas train when designing a project.
Here is a practical article on CSD-1 compliance:
Hope this was beneficial. Email with any questions which you may have.