815 KAR 15:027. Certificates and fees for boiler and pressure vessel inspection

Link to law: http://www.lrc.ky.gov/kar/815/015/027.htm
Published: 2015

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      815 KAR 15:027.

Certificates and fees for boiler and pressure vessel inspection.

 

      RELATES TO: KRS

Chapter 236

      STATUTORY AUTHORITY:

KRS 236.030, 236.130

      NECESSITY, FUNCTION,

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previously existing in 815 KAR 15:020, which has been repealed.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.

      (4) Certificates

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

KRS 236.120(3).

      (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

and autoclaves.

 

      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:

      (a) Initial

inspection for ASME certificates - $1,200.

      (b) Reviews for

renewal of ASME certificates - $950.

      (c) Initial

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





Fee







$2,000 or less





$70







$2,001 to $10,000





$130







$10,001 to $25,000





$200







$25,001 to $50,000





$250







$50,001 to $75,000





$300







$75,001 to $100,000





$410







$100,001 to $150,000





$520







$150,001 to $200,000





$630







$200,001 to $250,000





$740







$250,001 to $300,000





$850







$300,001 to $400,000





$960







$400,001 to $500,000





$1350







$500,001 to $600,000





$1500







$600,001 to $700,000





$1650







$700,001 and over





$1850







      (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.

      (7) Hydrostatic

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)





Fee







100 or less





$35







101 to 1,000





$50







1,001 to 4,000





$90







4,001 to 10,000





$120







10,001 and over





$200







(b) EXTERNAL INSPECTIONS OF POWER BOILERS







Heating Surface (Square Feet)





Fee







100 or less





$30







101 and over





$35





      (2) Fees for

reinspection of heating boilers shall be as follows:



Boilers with manway where internal inspection required





$55







Other heating boilers





$35







Hot water supply boilers





$25







Miniature boilers





$25





      (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)





Fee







100 and

under





$30







101 to

1,000





$55







1,001

to 4,000





$75







4,001

to 10,000





$100







10,001

and over





$150







Unfired

pressure vessels





$45





      (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.)