3rd Quarter Report 2012

New Violation Tracking System Results for Third Quarter
The National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors has released its Third-Quarter Report of Violation Findings for 2012. Following are the initial findings of the modified reporting system, which launched in July 2012.
The new violation tracking system incorporates enhancements to the data, data collection process, and reporting so that more detailed violation information can be captured and reported. All ‘undefined’ violation categories have been eliminated from the form and replaced with redefined violation categories and sub categories. The most significant change to the reporting system is the addition of a new category, “Device Type/ASME Certification Designators,” which associates the type of violation with the type of device.  
The newly-formulated Violation Tracking Report captures a clearer picture of problem areas and trends related to boiler and pressure vessel operation, installation, maintenance, and repair. The data also identifies problems before adverse conditions occur. This report serves as an important source of documentation for jurisdictional officials, providing statistical data to support the continued funding of inspection programs. Look for more information about the new reporting system in the winter issue of the BULLETIN, releasing in February.

 Violation Finding Third Quarter Report

Object Total Number of Inspections Total Number of Violations Percent of Violations
High Pressure/Temperature Boilers (SME) 21,784 1,297 6%
Low Pressure Steam Boilers (H) 16,644 1,561 9%
Hot Water Heating/Supply Boilers (H) 67,553 5,924 9%
Pressure Vessels (U, UM) 58,260 1,253 2%
Potable Water Heaters (HLW) 16,244 1,054 6%

Statistics were derived from the third quarter tracking period 7/1/2012 - 9/30/2012.

Number of total jurisdictional reports: 31.