Ensuring the safe construction and operation of boilers and pressure vessels
Boiler inspections ensure that boilers 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.
Boiler explosions and the force they produce can be catastrophic. According to the National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors, even a home hot water tank, if overheated, can send a car flying 14 stories at 85 miles per hour. Larger, jurisdictional boilers and pressure vessels can produce forces of even greater strength and danger.
To ensure safety against such events, most US states have laws regulating the operation and inspection of boilers. While requirements vary between jurisdictions, high-pressure boilers (15 psi and higher operating pressure) typically require one internal inspection and an additional external inspection each year. Compliance with these requirements is a must for facilities with these types of equipment.
Low pressure boilers and fired storage water heaters may also have inspection requirements. Inspection frequencies for these industrial systems and components range from annual to five-year intervals.
TÜV SÜD ARISE is licensed to operate in the United States, Canada and, Puerto Rico through a network of preferred partners. Inspectors hold National Board Commissions with special endorsements and multiple state licenses for efficiencies in servicing.
Structured and dedicated to servicing the unbundled insurance market, TÜV SÜD ARISE is committed to proactive involvement in clients' jurisdictional programs. TÜV SÜD ARISE is also in accordance with the National Board Inspection Code (NBIC) and jurisdictional requirements.