2011 Violations Report, 4th Quarter

Report of Violation Findings for Fourth Quarter of 2011
The National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors has released the Violation Findings Fourth Quarter Report for 2011. The report is based on 61 reports from 37 jurisdictions and covers 132,977 inspections revealing 13,430 violations (10% violation rate).
Boiler Controls is the category with the highest number of violations, reporting 4,303. Boiler Piping and Other Systems is second with 3,916 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 quarter: 61
Total number of inspections: 132,977
Total number of violations: 13,430
Percent of violations: 10%