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This chapter examines boiler tube failures attributed to operation-related causes. It discusses failures due to rapid start-ups, excessive load swing, excessive heat inputs, poor water chemistry control, and water-treatment methods.

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Operation-Related Failures, Failure Investigation of Boiler Tubes: A Comprehensive Approach, By Paresh Haribhakti, P.B. Joshi, Rajendra Kumar, ASM International, 2018, p 343–351,

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