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Jurisdictional Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspections

Unbundled Jurisdictional Shop Inspection Services

High-quality inspection services to meet your business needs

Pressure vessels are used in a wide variety of industries and if not properly manufactured and maintained, can be subject to cracking and damage. These can result in rupture failures and leakage which can pose considerable health and safety hazards to personnel within a facility, including risks of fire and explosion.

To ensure safety against such events, most US states have laws regulating pressure vessel inspections. 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.

Unfired pressure vessels, such as air and water storage tanks, as well as 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.

How to Prepare for an Inspection

Boiler and pressure vessel inspections are maintained not only to provide a safer and loss-controlled work environment for industrial equipment, but to keep your company within the guidelines of the law. Inspections are required by corresponding state boiler and pressure vessel laws (MSHA) and O.S.H.A. (for federal law).

In order to adequately prepare for your jurisdictional boiler or pressure vessel inspection, there are steps you can take prior to both internal and external inspections that will make the process easier for the inspectors’ and you.

ARISE can help you stay compliant

ABIIC (ARISE Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company RRG) 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. Whether for jurisdictional boiler and pressure vessel inspections, shop inspections, risk analysis or training, we customize our high-quality services to your specific needs.

TÜV SÜD ARISE Services include:

  • Government-mandated jurisdictional inspections and issuance of required certifications
  • Inspections of new fabrication of boilers, pressure vessels, and components for compliance to ASME and Pressure Equipment Directive (PED) standards
  • Training programs focusing on quality control programs and boiler maintenance and operations
  • Inspections of repairs and alterations of boilers and pressure vessels
  • Code requirement consulting for quality control, welding, nondestructive examination, and metallurgy
  • Assistance in developing regulatory-compliant Corporate Standards Inspections to other standards, such as mine safety and health requirements

Structured and dedicated to servicing the unbundled insurance market, TÜV SÜD ARISE is committed to proactive involvement in clients’ jurisdictional boiler and pressure vessel inspections. TÜV SÜD ARISE also inspects in accordance with the National Board Inspection Code (NBIC) and jurisdictional requirements.

 

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