Chapter 4101:4-8 Inspections

4101:4-8-01 Inspection of boilers.

(A) Unless exempt by paragraph (B) of rule 4101:4-2-01 of the Administrative Code, upon completion of an installation and in accordance with rules 1301:3-5-01 to 1301:3-5-09 of the Administrative Code, all boilers shall be inspected by a general or special inspector who holds an Ohio commission issued by the superintendent. Each boiler shall be assigned a state of Ohio serial number obtained from the superintendent and affixed by the inspector. Unless otherwise authorized by the superintendent, the boilers shall not be operated until a certificate of operation has been issued by the superintendent.

(B) In accordance with division (F) of section 4104.18 of the Revised Code, in addition to any fee assessed and collected directly from the owner or user for the inspection and issuance of a certificate of operation, the superintendent will collect, directly from the owner or user, a board assessed fee of three dollars and twenty-five cents for each certificate of operation or renewal thereof and for each inspection conducted.

(C) The three dollar and twenty-five cent assessment fee collected directly from the owner or user on behalf of the board shall be remitted to the board when deposited by the division of industrial compliance pursuant to section 121.084 of the Revised Code. The superintendent shall report to the board the amounts remitted not later than one month following the first full month's collection and then monthly thereafter.

(D) Before inspection or any other work is started on an electric boiler it shall be isolated electrically. An appropriate warning tag shall be posted on the disconnect.

(E) If, in the judgment of the inspector, it is advisable to apply a hydrostatic test to a boiler or pressure vessel, the owner or user shall prepare for and apply the test, which shall be witnessed by the inspector.

Effective: 8/1/2018
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 5/1/2018 and 05/01/2023
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4104.02(A)
Rule Amplifies: 4104.10, 4104.11, 4104.12, 4104.14, 4104.18
Prior Effective Dates: 10/01/1966, 03/15/1973, 11/15/1973, 11/01/1980, 09/01/1994, 02/01/1996, 01/01/2003, 07/01/2007