13 NCAC 13 .0415             AGE LIMIT FOR CERTAIN BOILERS AND PRESSURE VESSELS

(a)  Except as provided in Paragraph (b) of this Rule, a boiler or pressure vessel shall not be operated for longer than 20 years from the date of its installation if it is not constructed according to the ASME Code and has riveted longitudinal lap joints.

(b)  The Chief Inspector may authorize operation of a boiler or pressure vessel meeting the criteria listed in Paragraph (a) of this Rule after the owner or user satisfactorily completes such additional examinations, tests, and engineering evaluations as may be deemed necessary by the Chief Inspector, to demonstrate that the boiler or pressure vessel is suitable for operation at the maximum allowable working pressure for the term of the inspection certificate.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 95‑69.11; 95‑69.14;

Eff. May 29, 1981;

Recodified From 13 NCAC 13 .0405 Eff. January 1, 1995;

Amended Eff. July 1, 2006; January 1, 1995.