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Third-Quarter Violation Tracking

12/17/09

Tracking Statistics Released for Third Quarter 2009 

The National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors has released its Third-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:
Third Quarter 2009
 

Category

Number of
Violations

Percent of Total
Violations

Boiler Controls

5,427

32

Boiler Piping and Other Systems

3,543

21
Boiler Manufacturing Data Report/Nameplate

622

4

Boiler Components

2,975

17

Pressure-Relieving Devices for Boilers

2,671

16

Pressure Vessels

1,789

10

Repairs and Alterations

154

1

 
Summary:
Number of jurisdictional reports: 79
Total number of inspections: 198,358
Total number of violations: 17,181
Percent violations: 9

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