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Second-Quarter Violation Tracking

08/27/09

Tracking Statistics Released for Second Quarter 2009

The National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors has released its Second-Quarter Report of Violation Findings for 2009. The Violation Tracking Report identifies the number and type of boiler and pressure vessel inspection violations found among participating member jurisdictions.

This report also indicates problem areas and trends related to boiler and pressure vessel operation, installation, maintenance, and repair. Additionally, it identifies problems prior to adverse conditions occurring. This report can also serve as an important source of documentation for jurisdictional officials, providing statistical data to support the continued funding of inspection programs.
 

Report of Violation Findings:
Second Quarter 2009

Category

Number of
Violations

Percent of Total
Violations

Boiler Controls

6,228

29

Boiler Piping and Other Systems

4,056

19

Boiler Manufacturing Data Report/Nameplate

679

3

Boiler Components

2,593

12

Pressure-Relieving Devices for Boilers

3,250

15

Pressure Vessels

4,830

22

Repairs and Alterations

163

1

Summary:
Number of jurisdictional reports: 84
Total number of inspections: 210,729
Total number of violations: 21,799
Percent violations: 10


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