1st Qtr. Violations

Report of Violation Findings for First Quarter 2013
The National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors has released its First Quarter Report of Violation Findings for 2013.
The modified violation tracking system launched in July 2012 and 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 unsafe 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.
Type of
Pressure Equipment
Total Number
of Inspections
Total Number
of Violations
Percent of Violations
High Pressure/High Temperature
Boilers (S)(M)(E)
13,506 1,109 7.9%
Low Pressure Steam Boilers (H)
12,636 1,913 15.1%
Hot Water Heating/Supply
Boilers (H)
66,071 8,151 12.3%
Pressure Vessels (U)(UM) 56,206 1,811 3.2%
Potable Water Heaters (HLW) 10,913 1,062 9.7%
Totals 159,332 14,046 8.8%

Statistics were derived from the first quarter tracking period 1/1/2013 -3/31/2013.

Number of total jurisdictional reports: 29