1Q: Why do boilers need inspections?
A: There are far too many industrial explosions occurring each year in the US, killing and injuring hundreds of people. Performing routine inspections has helped reduce the number of explosions and accidents. With continued vigilance, the injury rate and the liability insurance that your company holds will continue to go down.
2Q: How often should power boilers with over 15 psi steam or vapor pressure be inspected?
A: An internal certificate inspection and an external inspection should be done annually, six months apart.
3Q: What kind of inspection do high-temperature boilers exceeding 160 psi and/or 250 degrees F need?
A: An annual certificate inspection.
4Q: What kind of inspection do direct-fired steam-jacketed kettles need and how often?
A: A certificate inspection every two years.
5Q: Do heating or process boilers not exceeding 15 psi need inspecting?
A: Yes, they need a certificate inspection every two years.
6Q: What inspection do hot-water boilers not exceeding pressures of 160 psi or not exceeding a temperature of 250 degrees F need?
A: An initial certificate inspection with no further required inspections.
7Q: How often should a lined hot-water heaters exceeding heat input of 200,000 BTU/hour, water temperature of 210 degrees F, and/or nominal water-containing capacity of 120-gallons be inspected?
A: An initial certificate inspection should be completed.