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Furnace ignites plastic components after a high limit switch was bypassed

Incident Investigation

Furnace ignites plastic components after a high limit switch was bypassed

January 31, 2021

Gas

Reference Number:

II-1139526-2021 (#20647)



Location: Penticton

Regulated industry sector: Gas - Natural gas system

Incident overview:

A furnace in a long-term care home was locking out on its high temperature safety. A decision was made to bypass the high limit safety. This allowed the furnace to overheat while in operation, causing the AC drip tray to ignite.

 

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