Jurisdictional Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspections

Jurisdictional Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspections

Minimize the risk of accidents and ensure compliance with regulations

Minimize the risk of accidents and ensure compliance with regulations

Requirements and regulations for boiler and pressure vessel inspections vary in different regions and jurisdictions. TÜV SÜD ARISE helps you to overcome related challenges and conduct the required inspections timely, cost-efficiently and with seamless service. This means you can focus on your operations and business while being sure that your pressure vessels adhere to legal and regulatory frameworks.


Jurisdictional boiler and pressure vessel inspections ensure that boiler and pressure vessels are constructed, installed and operated in a manner that meets established codes and regulations. These inspections seek to confirm that the equipment is safely operated and maintained.

The ultimate goal of these inspections is to minimize loss of life and property through the accepted construction and fabrication, as well as the safe operation and maintenance of boilers and pressure equipment.


Many regions also require periodic inspections of industrial refrigeration systems, normally included with a boiler and machinery insurance contract. Yet, with today's all-risk, multilayered insurance programs and other alternative risk transfers, these mandated services often are not a part of the package.

A failure to conduct regular inspections of pressure vessels can result in a greater likelihood of accidents and personnel injury, along with increased legal liability. In various regions, laws regulate the operation and inspection of boilers and pressure vessels. While requirements vary between jurisdictions, typically, high-pressure boilers (15 psi and higher operating pressure) require one internal inspection and an additional, annual external inspection.

Unfired pressure vessels (e.g. air and water storage tanks), as well as low pressure boilers and fired storage water heaters, may also have inspection requirements. Inspection frequencies for industrial systems and components range from annual to five-year intervals.


TÜV SÜD ARISE Incorporated (ARISE) is accredited by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and the National Board of Boiler Pressure Vessel Inspectors to perform third-party inspections of boilers, pressure vessels, and components. TÜV SÜD ARISE inspectors hold National Board Commissions with special endorsements and multiple state licenses to provide efficient and seamless service. Furthermore, TÜV SÜD ARISE customizes jurisdictional and shop inspection services, risk analysis, reporting and training to your specific requirements.

Benefits of this customization include:

  • Documentation: Regulatory compliance is essential. With that in mind, TÜV SÜD ARISE completely documents all inspections and submits these inspection reports to the regulatory authority. In addition, TÜV SÜD ARISE customizes the inspection confirmation reports to fit your needs and submit these reports to a distribution list you have approved.
  • Certifications: TÜV SÜD ARISE submits the operating certificates you need based on your expectations and jurisdictional requirements. When you desire services above and beyond those required by state law and where no regulatory requirements exist, we will prepare an ARISE inspection certificate.
  • Timeliness: TÜV SÜD ARISE understands jurisdictional laws and requirements and makes every effort to complete all inspection activity in a timely manner, focusing on supporting your scheduling needs while maintaining regulatory compliance.
  • Thoroughness: As a client, you also gain direct access to our field staff and our in-house technical supervisors. And, unlike competitors, TÜV SÜD ARISE will share our complete object lists with you.
  • Accessibility: Our services are available 24 hours a day and we operate out of regional offices – no offshore call centers. It's important that you talk to someone who instantly understands your situation and can take the appropriate action.
  • Expertise: As committed professionals with accomplished skills and backgrounds, TÜV SÜD ARISE continually monitors regulatory developments and fine-tune the capabilities of our inspection personnel and programs. Experts attend technical conferences and code committee meetings and make pertinent information available to our customers.
  • ASME/NB Certification: Operating as an Authorized Inspection Agency of record (AIA), TÜV SÜD ARISE has helped many companies renew or obtain ASME/NB Certification. Authorized Inspectors and Supervisors have more than 20 years' experience, making TÜV SÜD ARISE a reliable and competent partner in all ASME/NB Code related activities.


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