4101:4-4-03 Safety devices and controls.

(A) All boilers and pressure vessels shall be provided with the necessary safety appliances that will prevent pressure and temperature from rising above the design limits. The required safety devices shall be as required in the applicable section of the "ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code" as referenced in rule 4101:4-3-01 of the Administrative Code.

(B) The operation of a boiler or pressure vessel without the required safety devices is prohibited, except where alternate device(s) are provided for use on a temporary basis.

(C) Any owner or operator who in any manner loads the safety valve or valves to a greater pressure than that allowed by the certificate of operation shall be subject to the penalty provided in section 4104.99 of the Revised Code.

(D) The minimum safety or relief valve relieving capacity for electric boilers shall be 3.5 pounds of steam per hour for each kilowatt input.

(E) The discharge of safety valves and other outlets shall be installed so as not to endanger any person.

(F) Replacement of existing safety devices shall comply with the requirements for new safety devices as prescribed in the applicable section of the "ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code" as referenced in rule 4101:4-3-01 of the Administrative Code.

Effective: 03/01/2013
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 11/08/2012 and 02/08/2018
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4104.02(A) , 4104.02(C)
Rule Amplifies: 4104.14 , 4104.99
Prior Effective Dates: 10/1/66, 11/15/73, 9/1/94, 7/1/07