The Titanic

Inside the ship

Boat deck

Fourth funnel

Not functional. Added for aesthetics but also provided ventilation

White Star Line pennant

Flown from 8am to sunset


Saturday, 14 April, 2012, 12:00am

Merger creates world's biggest boiler maker

French power and transportation equipment major Alstom has signed a preliminary agreement with Shanghai Electric Group to pool their boiler production operations.

Together, based on last year's combined sales of Euro2.5 billion (HK$28 billion), they would be the largest boiler maker in the world.

22 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Man hurt as water heater blows its top

A 59-year-old man escaped serious injury yesterday when a water heater he bought on Monday exploded at his home in Discovery Park, Tsuen Wan. The cover of the heater was blown off and hit him on the head. He was taken to hospital complaining of tinnitus. A fireman said: 'He turned on the water tap, but no hot water came out. The blast occurred when he turned off the tap. It was a minor blast.

16 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Dispute exposes flaw in property law

Dozens of homeowners at a Beijing residential block embroiled in a long-running dispute over water boilers staged a sit-in yesterday at the headquarters of the Capital Group, parent company of Hong Kong-listed Beijing Capital Land.

21 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Device is hot property

A local university is testing a device which could lead to improved safety at industrial sites such as power plants.

Researchers at the City University of Hong Kong say the Sigmaplug has been designed to identify and measure high temperatures of engineering components so that there will be early warning of any failure due to overheating.

4 Sep 1998 - 12:00am

If it's hot, plug it

A simple steel plug could help to prevent catastrophic boiler failure in power stations, saving lives and millions of dollars, says its inventor.

City University Professor of Physics and Materials Science, Joseph Lai Ki-leuk, and his team have followed their earlier invention of the Feroplug - patented by the British Technology Group - with a higher-temperature alternative.

20 Jul 1998 - 12:00am

Heater tests yield explosive results

Many storage-type electric water heaters are sub-standard, potentially explosive and should be checked immediately, the Consumer Council warned yesterday.

All but two out of 19 heaters tested by the watchdog body were found to be below safety standards set by the International Electrotechnical Commission.

16 Oct 1997 - 12:00am

Boiler group's survival strategy praised

Wuhan Boiler Group has won praise from the city's leaders and media - not because of its phenomenal growth in profits, but rather its remarkable resilience in the face of a credit crunch and tough operating environment.

The group, among the latest batch of 33 Beijing-picked B-share listing candidates, has lifted itself since last year.

10 Apr 1997 - 12:00am

Boilers fixed

I refer to the complaint from your reader concerning repairs to the boilers at Morrison Hill Swimming Pool (South China Morning Post, September 18).

2 Oct 1996 - 12:00am

Boiler repairs long overdue

There has not been any hot water in the male changing room showers at Morrison Hill Swimming Pool, in Wan Chai, since it re-opened on July 1.

This is despite the fact that the pool was closed for nearly two months, from May 1 to June 30, for its annual renovation. As I recall, the hot water supply was intermittent during the summer months of 1995.

18 Sep 1996 - 12:00am

Gas boiler demand to take off

A SURGE in the demand for industrial gas boilers is expected with the introduction of new regulations to outlaw the use of coal boilers in Shanghai.

About US$7 million of industrial gas and oil boilers will be needed in the fast-growing Pudong industrial zone and other parts of Shanghai within the next two years, according to a visiting Shanghai delegation.

14 Feb 1995 - 12:00am

Facility still lacks hot water

THE Urban Council is at last attempting to attract more customers to its excellent, but under-used, fitness rooms.

25 Jan 1995 - 12:00am

Steel Tube issue wins approval

SHANGHAI Steel Tube has been approved by the Shanghai stock exchange to list B shares from Tuesday, it was announced yesterday.

The company has offered 80 million B shares for foreigners, raising US$31.84 million before expenses.

The company said listing announcements would be published in China today in the Shanghai Securities News.

12 Mar 1994 - 12:00am

Blast victims

FIVE Hong Kong residents have been injured - two seriously - in a gas explosion in their flat in Portugal. The blast at their home near Portimao City, was caused by a problem with the water heater.

23 Feb 1994 - 12:00am

Don't lose your shirt in the boiler-rooms

THE term boiler-room conjures up an image of heat and sweat, with no room to swing a cat. But when it comes to selling shares, the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) has another description, and its advice to investors is to stay clear.

23 May 1993 - 12:00am