815 KAR 15:027.
Certificates and fees for boiler and pressure vessel inspection.
RELATES TO: KRS
KRS 236.030, 236.130
AND CONFORMITY: KRS 236.030 and 236.130 authorizes the executive director, through
the Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Rules, to fix reasonable inspection
fees for boilers and pressure piping. This administrative regulation specifies
fees for the boiler inspection section. These are the same fee amounts
previously existing in 815 KAR 15:020, which has been repealed.
Section 1. Boiler
Certificates of Inspection. (1) A boiler or pressure vessel complying with the
rules of the office shall be issued the certificate required by KRS 236.130
upon payment of a fifteen (15) dollar fee.
(2) If the owner or
user of the boiler or pressure vessel required to be inspected refuses to allow
an inspection to be made or refuses to pay the required fee, the inspection
certificate shall be suspended by the executive director until the owner or user
complies with the requirements.
(3) If the owner or
user operates a boiler or pressure vessel without possessing a valid
certificate of inspection, the owner or user shall be subject to the penalties
provided for in KRS 236.990.
shall be located as required by KRS 236.120(1).
(5) Validity of
inspection certificates. An inspection certificate, issued in accordance with
KRS 236.120, shall be valid until expiration unless a defect or condition
affecting the safety of the boiler or pressure vessel is disclosed. A
certificate issued for a boiler or pressure vessel inspected by a special
boiler inspector shall be valid only if the boiler for which it was issued
continues to be insured by an authorized insurance company.
(6) Suspension of
certificate of operations. Certificates shall be suspended in accordance with
(7) Pressure vessel
inspections. The following vessels shall be inspected upon installation and
reinspected every three (3) years:
(a) Pressure vessels exceeding 200 psi
maximum allowable pressure; and
(b) Hot water storage tanks, sterilizers
Section 2. Fees. (1)
Following an inspection, the owner or user of a boiler, pressure vessel or
pressure piping, unless exempt under KRS 236.060, shall pay to the office fees
in accordance with this section. The fees for new installations of boilers,
pressure vessels or pressure piping and fees for repairs shall be in accordance
with the fees listed in subsection (5) of this section and shall be submitted
by the contractor prior to installation.
(2) Shop inspections
made by boiler inspectors for purposes of inspecting the fabrication of the
vessel at the request of a boiler manufacturer, installer, engineering
contractor or owner shall be charged at the following rates:
(a) $450 for
one-half (1/2) day of four (4) hours or less.
(b) $600 for one (1)
day of over four (4) hours.
(c) $600 for eight
(8) hours or any part of a day on Saturdays, Sundays or public holidays.
(d) Forty (40)
dollars per hour for overtime in excess of eight (8) hours in any one (1) day,
plus itemized expenses to include mileage, lodging, meals and incidentals.
These charges shall not void regular fees for inspection and certificate when
the boilers or pressure vessels are completed.
(3) Charges for
inspection of second-hand equipment shall be at the rates specified above plus
charges for mileage, lodging, meals and incidentals. These charges shall not
void regular fees for inspection and certificate when the boilers or pressure
vessels are installed.
(4) ASME and
national board inspections. Inspections of the manufacturing facility itself,
at the request of the manufacturer, for the issuance of ASME or National Board
Certificates of Authorization shall be charged as follows:
inspection for ASME certificates - $1,200.
(b) Reviews for
renewal of ASME certificates - $950.
inspections and renewals for National Board R or VR certificate - $400.
(5) Inspection of
new installations of pressure piping, boilers or pressure vessels shall be
charged as follows:
(a) The fees charged
for inspection of each boiler or pressure vessel and each pressure piping
system shall be based upon the total dollar value of each installation, either
actual or estimated. It shall be the obligation of the installing contractor to
supply this value which shall include both labor and material costs. An exact
figure does not need to be quoted or divulged to the boiler inspector or office,
only a designation that the true value lies within certain limits as listed in
the left column of the table below. The fees for all new installations of
boilers, pressure vessels or pressure piping and fees for repairs are listed in
the right column of the table.
Amount in Dollars
$2,000 or less
$2,001 to $10,000
$10,001 to $25,000
$25,001 to $50,000
$50,001 to $75,000
$75,001 to $100,000
$100,001 to $150,000
$150,001 to $200,000
$200,001 to $250,000
$250,001 to $300,000
$300,001 to $400,000
$400,001 to $500,000
$500,001 to $600,000
$600,001 to $700,000
$700,001 and over
(b) The fee for an
initial inspection of a pressure vessel required by Section 1(7) of this
administrative regulation shall be twenty-five (25) dollars.
(c) The installing
contractor, owner or user shall request an inspection of a boiler and pressure
piping at least seven (7) days in advance. If the inspection is not made within
this time limit, the installation may proceed. Requests for inspection shall be
made by letter or telephone to the office.
(6) Inspection of
nuclear installations. Nuclear installation inspections shall be charged as set
forth under subsection (2) of this section or as determined by contracts
between the installer and the department.
tests. If it is necessary to make a special trip to witness the application of
a hydrostatic test, an additional fee based on the scale of fees set forth
under subsection (2) of this section shall be charged.
Section 3. Fees for
Reinspection of Boilers and Pressure Vessels. (1) Fees for reinspection of
power boilers shall be as follows:
(a) INTERNAL INSPECTIONS OF POWER BOILERS
Heating Surface (Square Feet)
100 or less
101 to 1,000
1,001 to 4,000
4,001 to 10,000
10,001 and over
(b) EXTERNAL INSPECTIONS OF POWER BOILERS
Heating Surface (Square Feet)
100 or less
101 and over
(2) Fees for
reinspection of heating boilers shall be as follows:
Boilers with manway where internal inspection required
Other heating boilers
Hot water supply boilers
(3) The fee for the
reinspection of a pressure vessel shall be twenty-five (25) dollars.
Section 4. Plan
Review of Boiler and Unfired Pressure Vessel Installations. (1) Prior to the
construction and installation of any boiler or unfired pressure vessel, the
installing contractor shall submit shop drawings and fees for the installation
to the chief boiler inspector of the office for review and release for construction.
(2) Fees for plan
review shall be provided in accordance with the following table:
Heating Surface (Square Feet)
(20 Ky.R. 2759; eff.
5-18-94; Am. 24 Ky.R. 954; eff. 12-15-97; 27 Ky.R. 3371; 28 Ky.R. 391; eff.
8-15-2001; TAm eff. 8-9-2007.)