3rd Quarter Violations Report

Report of Violation Findings for Third Quarter of 2011

The National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors has released the Violation Findings Third Quarter Report for 2011. The report is based on 59 reports from 37 jurisdictions and covers 169,704 inspections revealing 16,857 violations (10% violation rate).
Boiler Piping and Other Systems is the category with the highest number of violations, reporting 4,120. Boiler Controls is second with 4,071 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: 59
Total number of inspections: 169,704
Total number of violations: 16,857
Percent of violations: 10%