Fourth-Quarter Violation Tracking

Tracking Statistics Released for Fourth Quarter 2010

The National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors has released the Violation Findings Fourth Quarter Report for 2010. The report is based on 65 reports from 38 jurisdictions, consists of 170,643 inspections with 17,201 violations. This is a 10% violation rate.
Boiler Controls is the category with the highest number of violations, reporting 6,027. Boiler and Piping and Other Systems is second highest, reporting 4,225 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.
Number of jurisdictional reports this period: 65
Total number of inspections: 170,643
Total number of violations: 17, 201
Percent of violations: 10%