Boosters are used in buildings and especially in high-rise buildings, in order to obtain pressurized water when the city water pressure is not sufficient. In general, electric power booster systems raise the pressure of the water flowing from the taps where the water pressure is insufficient.
The characteristics of the hydrophores to be installed are determined depending on the number of apartments in the building, the area where the hydrophore will be placed, the distance between the apartments to be watered and the hydrophore, and the length of the pipes going horizontally or vertically. The capacity of the booster pump depends on the expected flow, ie the flow rate of the water and the height at which the water will emerge. The characteristics of the water to be used, the characteristics of the electricity network, the width of the area where the booster is to be installed, the humidity and temperature status, and even the noise level of the booster are important points in the choice of booster. Using the right booster and the right booster is important for achieving the expected benefit. However, another important point is to have regular checks.
Because hydrophores are also devices that work with pressure and pressure points are dangerous for people's life and property safety. Failure to carry out periodic inspections of boosters with timely and correct methods carries the risk of explosion at unexpected times.
The periodic inspection and control of the booster sets are mandatory by the Occupational Health and Safety Law No. 6331. In the article entitled Kap Pressure Vessels and Installations ği of the Regulation on Health and Safety Conditions of Work Equipment issued on the basis of this law, boosters are included in the group of compressed air tanks. The booster must be periodically inspected at least once a year, unless another period is specified in the relevant standards.
During the periodic inspections of booster sets, the following points are considered in accordance with the relevant standards:
- General controls
- Pressure source and ambient controls
- Pressure tank controls
- Pressure test
Inspections and inspections must be carried out by mechanical engineers, machine technicians or high technicians. Their information should be recorded in the electronic system of the Ministry of Labor and Social Security. In case of conformity as a result of such controls, a report is issued that the booster works safely and that it is safe to use. This report is valid for audits to be carried out by the auditors of the Ministry of Labor and Social Security.
The following standards are taken into consideration in the booster periodic inspections:
- TS 1203 EN 286-1 Tanks - Simple - Non-flammable - Pressurized - Designed to store air or nitrogen - Part 1: Pressure tanks for general purposes
- TS EN 1012-1 Compressors and vacuum pumps - Safety rules - Part 1: Air compressors
- TS EN 13445-5 Pressure receptacles - Non-contact - Section 5: Inspection and testing
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