2011 Second Quarter Violation Tracking Report

Report of Violation Findings for Second Quarter of 2011

The National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors has released the Violation Findings Second Quarter Report for 2011. The report is based on 56 reports from 34 jurisdictions and covers 146,511 inspections revealing 16,027 violations (11% violation rate).
Boiler Controls is the category with the highest number of violations, reporting 5,065. Boiler Piping and Other Systems is second with 4,408 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: 56
Total number of inspections: 146,511
Total number of violations: 16,027
Percent of violations: 11%