low-water cutoff

low-water cutoff

A device required by the ASME Boiler Code on any steam boiler that is automatically fired; prevents the continued firing of a boiler that contains insufficient water.
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Hatco's Compact series of boosters includes features such as low-water cutoff and control fuses, and the transformer is now located on a swing-away control panel, providing quick access to probes and heating elements.
Replace factory-installed pipe plugs in steam-boiler water-level controls and low-water cutoff piping connections with short pipe nipples and pipe caps.
The burner should shut down when the water level drops in the glass, showing that the low-water cutoff is operating properly.
Optional accessories--an electric inlet valve, low-water cutoff, an electric drain valve, and fully automatic control--let the still work with pretreated feedwater and a storage tank.
An automatic dial-out feature calls owners or management personnel in case of emergencies such as low-water cutoff, flame failure, high pressure, boiler safety problems, smoke, etc.