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4th Quarter Report 2012

02/05/13

 New Violation Tracking System Results for Fourth Quarter

The National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors has released its Fourth-Quarter Report of Violation Findings for 2012.
 
The modified violation tracking system launched in July 2012 and incorporated enhancements to the data, data collection process, and reporting so that more detailed violation information could be captured and reported. All ‘undefined’ violation categories were eliminated from the form and replaced with redefined violation categories and sub categories. The most significant change to the reporting system was 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.
 
The 2012 Annual Report of Violation Findings will be published in the summer issue of the BULLETIN, releasing in June.

 Overall Totals for Each Type of Pressure Equipment 

Type of
Pressure Equipment
Total Number
of Inspections
Total Number
of Violations
Percent of Violations
High Pressure/HighTemperature
Boilers (SME)
16,610
1,245
7%
Hot Water Heating/Supply
Boilers (H)
63,978
 
7,881
 
12%
Low Pressure Steam Boilers (H)
13,191
1,903
14%
Potable Water Heaters (HLW)
14,127
 
1,279
9%
Pressure Vessels (U, UM)
45,615
1,437
3%
 
Totals
 
153,521
 
13,745
 
9%
 
Statistics were derived from the third quarter tracking period 10/1/2012 - 12/31/2012.

Number of total jurisdictional reports: 30.

 

 


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