Access doors are an important part of boiler maintenance and reliability. If doors for inspection do not exist, or doors are hard to open, then the inspection of an area may be postponed or ignored. This practice allows problems to go undetected until they become BIG problems.
Many styles of access doors require two people to open, or require frequent repairs to the door frame studs. This manpower could be better used for other maintenance tasks.
HRST has developed a retrofit "easy open, easy close" door for HRSGs. The only tool required for opening is a hammer. (Most boiler people are good with a hammer!) The door components can be opened quickly and lifted by one person.
We can offer door sizes customized for the specific location in your HRSG.
PDF Brochures: HRST Access Doors; HRST Baffle Doors
Below: Do your doors look like these? Upgrade to a better arrangement!
Below: HRST retrofit door that replaced original door.
HRSG Access Door Retrofit Testimonial (July 2008)
F-Class Power Plant, Washington, USA.
HRST provided retrofit HRSG access doors for one of their HRSGs. Our on-site technical advisor helped their contractor with installation. A few months later we received the following feedback, “I mentioned to the other operators that I’m going to replace doors 2,3 and 4 during 2009 outage with the new HRST style quick entry door. The response I got back in return was REPLACE THEM ALL!! Every operator here who has used our new #1 door loves it!! I think it takes me about 2 minutes to enter the HRSG threw your new door. Compared to 15-20 minutes to enter through the old style door, plus all the maintenance. To sum it all up your door is terrific…"