5.3104.11 Leak Detection and Repair—Fuel Piping

Topic: 
Hydronic Heating (Hot Water and Steam)
Subtopic: 
Equipment Maintenance, Testing, and Repair
Desired Outcome: 
System does not leak.
For supporting material, see Referenced Standards.
TitleSpecification(s)Objective(s)
5.3104.11a
Check for presence of asbestos-containing materials (ACMs)

Potential ACMs will be handled in accordance with SWS 2.0110.2 Potential Asbestos-Containing Materials

Ensure a safe work environment

5.3104.11b
Assessment

Fuel oil leaks will be detected through visual inspection of piping system

Gas leaks will be detected through use of properly calibrated combustion gas detector or bubble test of piping system

Determine leak location

5.3104.11c
Repair fuel leak

Nearest valves on either side of leak location will be closed

Piping, fitting, or device will be repaired or replaced

Ensure fuel piping system does not leak

5.3104.11d
Confirm system is leak free

Isolated section will be reconnected to fuel supply

Fuel oil leaks will be detected through visual inspection of piping system

Gas leaks will be detected through use of properly calibrated combustion gas detector or bubble test of piping system

Confirm system is safe for operation

5.3104.11e
Clean fuel oil leak

Fuel oil leaks will be cleaned and materials will be disposed of in accordance with local codes

Oily rags and paper used to clean up the spill shall be placed in an approved safety container until properly disposed

Outdoor oil spills will be reported in accordance with local codes and jurisdictions

Remove hazardous materials

5.3104.11f
Reinsulate area

Where insulation was removed, repaired pipe, fitting, or device will be reinsulated with new insulation to IECC IECC International Energy Conservation Code , and ASHRAE ASHRAE American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, www.ashrae.org 90.1, at a minimum

Reduce energy loss

Maintain safe surface temperature