Intercommunication System. In multilevel and in multibuilding
plants, an intercommunication system shall be considered.
Hazardous Duty Rating. Lighting fixtures, switches, and other
equipment likely to be in dust-laden areas should have appropriate hazardous
duty rating as listed in ANSI/NFPA 70, National Electric Code.
Buildings. Improve and or modify buildings to conform to modern
requirements for safety. Conform to latest OSHA requirements and regulations.
Boilers. General maintenance of boilers, such as rebricking and
replacing tubes, shall be accomplished as required to bring boilers into
first-class operating condition.
Heating and Ventilation. Enclosed boiler rooms and adjacent
related spaces shall be adequately heated. Automatic thermostatic controls
should be installed. Ventilation systems shall be modified, or provided as
required, for good ventilation. Mechanical supply and exhaust system is
required to provide adequate heated combustion and tempered ventilation air
and to limit the maximum room temperature in the summer to 104 degrees F (40
degrees C) if practicable.
fuel operation in accordance with MIL-HDBK-1190. Plants presently operating
on a single fuel shall be provided with alternate fuel capabilities. For
example, plants using oil as the primary fuel should be equipped with
combination gas-oil burners where gas is available, with the gas utilized as
the secondary fuel. In some instances, oil storage and transfer facilities
may be necessary to serve secondary fuel to plants operating on gas or coal.
In selecting an alternate fuel, also consider problems of transportation and
distribution during fuel mobilization. Fans, breeching and stacks shall be
modified as required to suit the alternate fuel as well as the primary fuel.
Fuel Storage. Storage shall be provided as required in para.
188.8.131.52, 184.108.40.206, and 5.4.4. Storage capacity should not be diminished for
back up fuel when dual fuels are used.
Coal Handling. Manual coal-handling facilities shall be mechanized
and improved to provide more efficient and automatic operation. The equipment
includes truck or railroad car hoppers, bucket elevators, storage silos, and