Compliance of Boiler Standards and Industrial Safety in Indian Subcontinent
The economic development and industrialisation necessitate the use boilers/pressure vessels. With the increase of boiler numbers and uses, the boiler explosion due to non-compliance of standards and regulations, poor operation, maintenance, repair and safety awareness is also growing. Human error and poor maintenance are responsible nearly 50% of the global boiler explosions. The fatalities due to boiler explosions are sky rocketing in the Indian subcontinent. The paper has reviewed the global boiler explosions fatalities with a special emphasis on boiler accidents occurred in the Indian subcontinent and suggested some remedial actions.
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