Third-Quarter Violation Tracking

Tracking Statistics Released for Third Quarter 2010

The National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors has released the Violation Findings Third Quarter Report for 2010. The report is based on 64 reports from 37 jurisdictions, consists of 150,726 inspections with 14,712 violations. This is a 10% violation rate.

Boiler Controls is the category with the highest number of violations, reporting 4,003. Boiler Piping and Other Systems is second highest, reporting 3,308 violations.

The Violation Findings Report identifies the number and type of boiler and pressure vessel inspection violations found among participating member jurisdictions. It 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 serves as an important source of documentation for jurisdictional officials, providing statistical data to support continued funding of inspection programs.

Category Number of Violations Percent of Total Violations
Boiler Controls


Boiler Piping & Other Systems 3,308 22%
Boiler Manufacturer's Data Report & Nameplate 593 4%
Boiler Components 1,641 11%
Pressure Relieving Devices for Boilers 2,034 14%
Pressure Vessels 2,983 20%
Repairs & Alterations 150 1%


Number of jurisdictional reports this period: 64

Total number of inspections: 150,726

Total number of violations: 14,712

Percent of violations: 10%