2nd Quarter Violations Report

Report of Violation Findings for Second Quarter of 2012
The National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors has released the Violation Findings Second Quarter Report for 2012. The report is based on 48 reports from 30 jurisdictions and consists of 140,309 inspections revealing 15,304 violations. This is an 11% violation rate.
Boiler Controls is the category with the highest number of violations, reporting 4,740. Boiler Piping and Other Systems is second with 4,259 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: 48
Total number of inspections: 140,309
Total number of violations: 15,304
Percent of violations: 11%