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When discovering District Steam systems (non Con Ed), what you an Officer do??
enter into CIDS
Is steam visible??
no, steam is INVISIBLE...white mist forms when steam cools (condensate)
Steam pressures in generating plants can be how high?
Stem pressures in buried supply piping?
as high as 2000 PSI with temp. 9000 degrees
170 PSI and 350 degrees
What purposes does High pressure steam serve??
provide heat, hot water, heat food, run air conditioners
Con Ed workers refer to steam pipe rupture as...?
High Energy Line Break
When should we enter a Con Ed generating plant without Con ED personnel?
NEVER (RESPOND TO DESIGNATED MUSTERING SITE OUTSIDE PLANT
FDNY can enter plant to perform search and rescue of missing PLANT PERSONNEL...do we need a guide?
YES, ALWAYS NEED A GUIDE
contact Con ED white hat
Is a steam main break a Haz Mat incident?why?
YES...will likely result in ASBESTOS RELEASE
THE Pressure released form a HELB can cause an intact street to collapse...
T OR F
Should we consider shutting HVAC units down in nearby buildings??
YES, asbestos may be drawn into the building
What does a blue stripe on a Con ED Vent stack, indicate??
the STEAM is the result of A WATER LEAK, not a leaking steam main
A HELB IN A BUILDING can be the result of??
range from a leaking radiator to a high pressure steam riser rupture
In an EMERGENCY, what valve can members shut down??
INSIDE SERVICES VALVE (if possible,wait for Con ED)
When can we shut down the building shutoff valve outside of the building??
NEVER, ONLY CON ED CAN SHUT THIS DOWN
A ruptured steam main can be result of a terrorist attack...
responding units shall monitor radiation detection devices UPON RECEIPT OF ALARM FOR A RUPTURED STEAM MAIN
What radio code should be transmitted for a ruptured STEAM MAIN?
10-80 WITH appropriate sub code (specifying ASBESTOS RELEASE)
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