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Fourth-Quarter Violation Tracking

Tracking Statistics Released
for Fourth Quarter 2008

The National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors has released its Fourth-Quarter Report of Violation Findings for 2008. The Violation Tracking Report identifies the number and type of boiler and pressure vessel inspection violations found among participating member jurisdictions.

The Violation Tracking Report 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:
Fourth Quarter 2008

Category Number of Violations Percent of
Total Violations
Boiler Controls 7,225 37
Boiler Piping and Other Systems 4616 24
Boiler Manufacturing Data Report/Nameplate 585 3
Boiler Components 2,184 11
Pressure-Relieving Devices for Boilers 2,991 15
Pressure Vessels 1,667 9
Repairs and Alterations 132 1

Number of jurisdictional reports: 88
Total number of inspections: 184,698
Total number of violations: 19,400
Percent violations: 11

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