Having a safe pressure vessel that performs well is not easy. The owner usually goes through a difficult process before acquiring one. It takes a government with a well-developed system to smoothen this procedure and ensure that the vessel is efficient and effective for use. Therefore, if you plan on purchasing a pressure vessel or boiler for your home, here are the steps that it undergoes for pressure vessel inspection before ending up on that shelf space.
Every boiler has to be pre-inspected before being installed, reinstalled, or modified for other use. Pre-inspection involves ensuring the pressure vessel is in line with the regulations of the department of labour industries. Afterwards, the owner of the container fills a permit that ascertains their possession of the vessel. The boiler is then checked if it meets BTU input requirements. This is done to check the energy consumption of the equipment. If it passes this phase, a clearance variance is submitted to a relevant inspector.
You may call this the make it or break it stage. This is whereby the pressure vessel is strictly checked to ensure it adheres to both local and international standards. For instance, all vessels have to follow some version of ASME. These are globally used codes and regulations for pressure vessels. Moreover, the boiler is taken through lengthy checklists by the inspectors, where it is thoroughly inspected for more specifics. It is then taken to a series of tests to ascertain it is faultless and fit for operation by the final user. Once the pressure container passes this phase, it is stamped accordingly and an inspection report is issued.
After the inspector's report has been acquired, the vessel then has to be further accredited by the labour industries department and national board of inspectors. In this stage, the contractor usually fills a certification application form and waits for approval. In case you didn't know, there are different certifications for different pressure vessels. For example, an ASME section I certification is issued for power boilers whereas an ASME section IV is for heating boilers.
This is the final phase, whereby the vessel is registered on the basis of the boiler and pressure vessel law of 1954, and in accordance with the Machinery Act of 1949. This is to ensure protection against any pressure hazards. The registration is done by the Ministry of Labour Industries itself. The boiler is ready for use once it passes this stage.Share
13 January 2016
Welcome to my blog! My name is Richard and my big passion in life is looking for old buildings to restore. My love of old buildings started when I was seven years old and I visited my grandparent's house in Alice Springs. It was a large Victorian building which looked magnificent even though it was in a bad state of repair. Once I grew up and made some money, I decided I would like to invest in old buildings to bring them back to life. I hire a range of different contractors to complete the work on my behalf but I take a keen interest and I have learnt a lot of things.