Third-Quarter Violation Tracking

Violation Tracking Statistics Released for Third Quarter 2008

The National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors has released its Third-Quarter Report of Violation Findings for 2008. The Violation Tracking Report identifies the number and type of boiler and pressure vessel inspection violations found among participating member jurisdictions.

The Violation Tracking Report 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 can also serve as an important source of documentation for jurisdictional officials, providing statistical data to support the continued funding of inspection programs.

Report of Violation Findings:
Second Quarter 2008

Category Number of Violations Percent of
Total Violations
Boiler Controls 7,208 34
Boiler Piping and Other Systems 4,682 22
Boiler Manufacturing Data Report/Nameplate 525
Boiler Components 3,037 14
Pressure-Relieving Devices for Boilers 3,116 15
Pressure Vessels 2,338 11
Repairs and Alterations 195 1

Number of jurisdictional reports: 97
Total number of inspections: 216,232
Total number of violations: 21,101
Percent violations: 10