2011 First Quarter Violation Tracking Report

Report of Violation Findings for First Quarter of 2011 

The National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors has released the Violation Findings First Quarter Report for 2011. The report is based on 66 reports from 37 jurisdictions and covers 161,208 inspections revealing 16,487 violations (10% violation rate).
Boiler Controls is the category with the highest number of violations, reporting 5,283. Boiler Piping and Other Systems is second with 4,352 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 jurisdiction reports this period: 66
Total number of inspections: 161,208
Total number of violations: 16,487
Percent of violations: 10%