4101:4-10-01 Licensure and attendance requirements of operators.

(A) In accordance with section 4104.05 of the Revised Code, no person shall operate a low pressure steam boiler operating at more than thirty horsepower, a power steam boiler operating at more than thirty horsepower, or a stationary steam engine operating at more than thirty horsepower, unless one of the following applies to that person:

(1) The person holds the required license as specified in section 4104.05 of the Revised Code, or

(2) The person is working under the direct supervision of a person holding the required license as specified in section 4104.05 of the Revised Code.

(B) The operator described in paragraph (A) of this rule shall maintain continuous, manned attendance during all times of operation of a steam boiler or stationary steam engine operating at more than thirty horsepower, except as follows:

(1) When the steam boiler or stationary steam engine can be monitored, controlled, and shut down from a central control room and is equipped with manual operational resets, the continuous, manned attendance may occur from the central control room during all times of operation of such steam boiler or stationary steam engine.

(2) A steam boiler of more than thirty horsepower may be operated without manned attendance for a maximum length of time equal to the time it takes for the boiler to go into a low water condition when subjected to an annual evaporation test conducted in accordance with the "ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, Section VI, 7.05(H) " referenced in rule 4101:4-3-01 of the Administrative Code.

(C) For the purposes of this rule, a horsepower means twelve square feet of boiler heating surface.

(D) Notwithstanding paragraphs (A) and (B) of this rule, the superintendent of the division of industrial compliance may approve a site-specific detailed, written plan to provide for automated electronic monitoring of non-solid fuel-fired steam boilers or stationary steam engines which utilize controls that contain all operational functions, are equipped with manual operational resets, and are labeled for the intended operation, provided that all the following apply:

(1) The control equipment must be located within the same complex or production facility premises;

(2) A person licensed under section 4104.19 of the Revised Code is present at all times within the same complex or production facility premises and is available to respond to an emergency condition when summoned by the automated electronic monitoring system;

(3) A secondary means of alerting such licensed person is within the same complex or production facility premises in the event of failure of the primary electronic monitoring system;

(4) A qualified technician performs annual operational tests on the automated electronic monitoring system to verify that the system is maintained in accordance with that original manufacturer specification; and

(5) A copy of a such dated and signed service report or checklist, listing each control and safety device tested with the manufacturer's name, model number, set point, and actual operational test point is provided to the superintendent of the division of industrial compliance upon request. Failure to produce such service report may result in the issuance of an adjudication order within the meaning of Chapter 119. of the Revised Code.

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 11/08/2012 and 11/08/2017
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4104.02(A)
Rule Amplifies: 4104.05 , 4104.19
Prior Effective Dates: 9/6/05, 7/1/07, 1/1/09