(a)  A company seeking to conduct inspections of its own pressure vessels shall file an application with the Chief Inspector, accompanied by the Certificate of Accreditation issued by the National Board as an Owner-User Inspection Organization.

(b)  The company shall, in its application, designate a supervisor who shall be an engineer within its employ who, upon approval of the application, shall:

(1)           ascertain that the company's inspectors, pursuant to Rules .0202 and .0203 of this Section, are issued National Board Commission cards;

(2)           supervise inspections of pressure vessels and ensure that an inspection report, signed by the owner‑user inspector, is filed at the equipment site;

(3)           notify the Chief Inspector of any unsafe pressure vessel that presents a condition of imminent danger;

(4)           maintain a master file of inspection records that shall be available for examination by the Chief Inspector or his representative during business hours and contain the following:

(A)          identifying each pressure vessel by serial number and abbreviated description; and

(B)          showing the date of the last and next scheduled inspection; and

(5)           on a date agreed upon with the Chief Inspector, file an annual statement signed by the supervisor showing the number of boilers and certifying that each inspection was conducted pursuant to this Chapter, accompanied by an administrative fee of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) per vessel.

(c)  Inspection certificates shall not be required for pressure vessels inspected under an owner‑user program.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 95‑69.11; 95‑69.15; 95-69.16;

Eff. May 29, 1981;

Amended Eff. March 1, 2017; March 1, 2015; January 1, 2009; July 1, 2006; January 1, 1995; March 2, 1992; September 1, 1986;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. July 22, 2018.