815 Kar 15:010. Definitions

Link to law: http://www.lrc.ky.gov/kar/815/015/010.htm
Published: 2015

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      815 KAR 15:010.

Definitions.

 

      RELATES TO: KRS

Chapter 236

      STATUTORY AUTHORITY:

KRS 236.030, 236.040

      NECESSITY, FUNCTION,

AND CONFORMITY: KRS 236.030 authorizes the commissioner, through the Board of

Boiler and Pressure Vessel Rules, to fix reasonable standards for the safe

construction, installation, inspection and repair of boilers, pressure vessels

and pressure piping. This administrative regulation sets forth the definitions

used in the boiler and pressure vessel safety rules. This amendment is necessary

to meet KRS Chapter 13A as determined by quadrennial review, as well as to

clarify how newer codes are utilized.

 

      Section 1.

Definitions. (1) "Act" means the Kentucky Boiler and Pressure Vessel

Safety Act, KRS Chapter 236.

      (2) "ANSI"

means the American National Standards Institute.

      (3)

"Approved" means approved by the Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel

Rules and the executive director of the office or the chief boiler inspector.

      (4) "ASME"

means the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

      (5) "ASME

Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code or ASME Code" means the American Society

of Mechanical Engineers Boiler and Pressure Vessel Codes as follows, including

all cited code cases, appendices and addenda, which is incorporated by

reference in Section 1(1) of 815 KAR 15:025:

      (a) Section I, rules

for construction of power boilers;

      (b) Section II,

material specifications;

      1. Part A for

ferrous materials;

      2. Part B for

nonferrous materials; and

      3. Part C for

welding rods, electrodes and filler metals;

      (c) Section III,

Nuclear Vessel Code;

      (d) Section IV,

Rules for construction of heating boilers;

      (e) Section V,

nondestructive examination;

      (f) Section VIII,

rules for construction of pressure vessels, Division 1 and Division 2; and

      (g) Section IX,

welding and brazing qualifications.

      (6) "Board of

Boiler and Pressure Vessel Rules" as defined by KRS 236.010(6).

      (7)

"Boiler" as defined by KRS 236.010(1).

      (8) "Boiler

Inspection Section" means the agency, within the Division of Fire

Prevention (Office of State Fire Marshal), Office of Housing, Buildings and

Construction which supervises the implementation of KRS Chapter 236.

      (9) "Boiler

inspector" means any person employed by the Commonwealth of Kentucky

for the purpose of inspecting boilers and pressure vessels in accordance with

provisions of KRS 236.070.

      (10) "Boiler

safety administrative regulations" means 815 KAR 15:010 to 815 KAR 15:080.

      (11)

"Certificate of inspection" as defined by KRS 236.010(7).

      (12) "Chief

boiler inspector" means the person employed by the Commonwealth of

Kentucky who shall supervise the work of the boiler inspectors and office staff

under the general supervision of the State Fire Marshal and perform other

duties as may be prescribed.

      (13) "Code

boiler or pressure vessel (or standard boiler or pressure vessel)" means a

boiler or pressure vessel which bears the ASME Code Symbol stamp or the

National Board stamp. (See also "state special".)

      (14)

"Commission" means the written credential issued by the office to an

inspector or special inspector under the provisions of KRS 236.070 or 236.080.

      (15) "Executive

Director" as defined by KRS 236.010(3).

      (16) "Condemned

boiler or pressure vessel" means a boiler or pressure vessel that has been

inspected and declared unsafe or disqualified by legal requirements by a

qualified inspector who has applied a stamping or marking designating its

rejection.

      (17) "Office"

as defined by KRS 236.010(4).

      (18) "Electric

boiler" means a power boiler, heating boiler, high or low-temperature

water boiler in which the source of heat is electricity.

      (19) "Existing

installations" means and includes any boiler or pressure vessels

constructed, installed, placed in operation, or contracted for before the

effective date of this administrative regulation.

      (20) "Expansion

tank" means a pressure vessel, unfired but directly connected to a hot

water heating boiler, to absorb or cushion expansion therein and subject to

comparable pressure with the boiler itself.

      (21) "External

inspection" means an inspection made when a boiler or pressure vessel is

in operation and under pressure.

      (22) "Fired

jacketed steam kettles" means vessels in which steam pressure is generated

and shall be classed as a boiler.

      (23) "Heat

recovery boiler" (see "process steam generator").

      (24) "Heating

boiler" as defined by KRS 236.010(1)(c).

      (25) "High

pressure, high temperature water boiler" as defined by KRS 236.010(1)(b).

      (26) "Hot water

heating boiler" means a nonsteam generating boiler from which hot water is

circulated for heating purposes and returned to the boiler, and which operates

at a pressure not exceeding 160 psig or a temperature of 250 degrees Fahrenheit

at or near the boiler outlet.

      (27) "Hot water

storage tank" means a pressure vessel, unfired but directly connected to

and subject to the same pressures as a companion hot water supply boiler, the

combination being used to heat and store hot water for use externally to

itself.

      (28) "Hot water

supply boiler" means a boiler completely filled with water that furnishes

hot water to be used externally to itself at pressures not exceeding 160 psig

or at temperatures not exceeding 210 degrees Fahrenheit at or near the boiler

outlet.

      (29)

"Hydrostatic test" means the activity of filling a boiler and associated

piping with water and raising the pressure within the system to check for

tightness or safety.

      (30)

"Inspector" means either "boiler inspector" or

"special boiler inspector."

      (31) "Internal

inspection" means an inspection made under circumstances that the boiler

or pressure vessel is not operating, and handholes or manways are open for

inspection of internal portions of the boiler or pressure vessel as

construction permits.

      (32) "Lined

potable water heater" means a water heater with a corrosion resistant

lining used to supply potable hot water.

      (33) "Major

repair" means repairs that affect the strength of a boiler or pressure

vessel by cutting and welding on any pressure part.

      (34) "Miniature

boiler" means a power boiler or high temperature water boiler not

exceeding any of the following:

      (a) Sixteen (16)

inches inside diameter of shell (not applicable to electric boilers); or

      (b) Twenty (20)

square feet heating surface; or

      (c) Five (5) cubic

feet gross exclusive of casing and insulation; or

      (d) 100 pounds PSI

maximum allowable working pressure.

      (35) "National

Board (NB)" means the National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel

Inspectors, 1055 Crupper Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43229, which group has also

issued a National Board Inspection Code.

      (36)

"Nationally recognized testing agency (NRTL)" means one (1) of the

following laboratories or any other nationally recognized testing laboratory

approved by the board whose label shall be used for all electric boilers and

other electrical equipment after testing according to an established standard

and by the prescribed procedure.

      (a) Nationwide

Consumer Testing Institute, Inc.;

      (b) Underwriters

Laboratories, Inc. (UL);

      (c) Factory Mutual

Research Corp. (FM);

      (d) Met Electrical

Testing Co., Inc.;

      (e) Dash, Straus and

Goodhue, Inc. of Boxborough, MA;

      (f) ETL Testing

Laboratories, Inc. of Cortland, NY;

      (g) Communication

Certification Laboratory of Salt Lake City;

      (h) Canadian

Standards Association's Toronto facility;

      (i) The American Gas

Associations Laboratories, Inc. of Cleveland; and

      (j) California Air Resources Board.

      (37) "Noncode

boiler or pressure vessel (or nonstandard boiler or pressure vessel)"

means a boiler or pressure vessel that does not bear the ASME, or the National

Board stamp. (See also "state special").

      (38) "Nuclear

energy system" means that portion of a power plant that serves the purpose

of producing and controlling output of thermal energy from nuclear fuel.

      (39) "Nuclear

power plant" means a nuclear power plant consisting of one (1) or more

nuclear power systems and containment systems.

      (40) "Nuclear

power systems" means a system which serves the purpose of producing and

controlling an output of thermal energy from nuclear fuel and those associated

systems essential to the functions of the power system. The components of the

system include such items as pressure vessels, piping system, pumps, valves and

storage tanks.

      (41) "Nuclear

vessel" means a pressure vessel designed and constructed in accordance

with Section III of ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code.

      (42) "Owner or

user" means any person, firm, or corporation owning or operating a boiler

or pressure vessel within this Commonwealth.

      (43) "Power

boiler" means as defined by KRS 236.010(1)(a).

      (44) "Pressure

piping" means the boiler and pressure vessel external and connecting

(steam, vapor or water) piping emanating from the associated boiler or pressure

vessel and includes code piping as covered under the ASME Boiler and Pressure

Vessel Code, Sections I and IV; Unfired Pressure Vessel Code, Section VIII,

Division I, the Power Piping Code ANSI B-31.1.

      (45) "Pressure

vessel" as defined by KRS 236.010(2).

      (46) "Process

steam generator" means a vessel or system of vessels comprised of one (1)

or more drums and one (1) or more heat exchange surfaces as used in waste heat

or heat recovery type steam boilers.

      (47) "PSI

(psi)" means pounds per square inch.

      (48) "PSIG

(psig)" means pounds per square inch gauge.

      (49)

"Reinstalled boiler or pressure vessel" means a boiler or pressure

vessel removed from its original setting and reerected at the same location or

erected at a new location without change of ownership.

      (50)

"Secondhand boiler or pressure vessel" means a boiler or pressure

vessel in which both the location and ownership have been changed after initial

use.

      (51) "Special

boiler inspector" means any person employed by an insurance company

authorized to insure boilers and pressure vessels in this Commonwealth and who

holds a commission as provided for in KRS 236.080.

      (52) "State

special" means a boiler or pressure vessel which carries neither the ASME

Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code symbol nor National Board stamping but has been

accepted by the Office of Housing, Buildings and Construction upon advice of

the board as meeting standards equivalent to the applicable ASME Boiler and

Pressure Vessel Code, pursuant to 815 KAR 15:025, Section 5(1).

      (53) "Unfired

steam boiler" means a vessel or system of vessels intended for operation

at a pressure in excess of fifteen (15) psig for the purpose of producing and

controlling an output of thermal energy.

      (54) "V-R stamp

holder" means the holder of a certificate issued by the National Board to

repair pressure relief valves.

      (55) "Water

heater" means a closed vessel in which water is heated by the combustion

of fuels, electricity or any other source and withdrawn for use external to the

system at pressures not exceeding 160 psig and shall include all controls and

devices necessary to prevent water temperatures from exceeding 210 degrees

Fahrenheit.

      (56) "Waste

heat boiler" (see "unfired steam boiler"). (Recodified from 806

KAR 50:151, 7-5-78; Am. 7 Ky.R. 259; eff. 10-1-80; 16 Ky.R. 55; eff. 8-22-89;

20 Ky.R. 2728; 2973; eff. 5-18-94; TAm eff. 8-9-2007.)