(A) The board of building standards shall:
(1) Formulate rules for the construction, installation, repair, conservation of energy, and operation of boilers and the construction and repair of pressure vessels and for ascertaining the safe working pressures to be carried on such boilers and pressure vessels and the qualification of inspectors of boilers and pressure vessels;
(2) Prescribe tests, if it is considered necessary, to ascertain the qualities of materials used in the construction of boilers and pressure vessels;
(3) Adopt rules regulating the construction and sizes of safety valves for boilers and pressure vessels of different sizes and pressures, for the construction, use, and location of fusible plugs, appliances for indicating the pressure of steam and level of water in the boiler or pressure vessels, and such other appliances as the board considers necessary to safety in operating boilers;
(4) Adopt rules that prescribe the conditions and requirements for design, certification, reporting, installation, operation, and periodic testing and maintenance of controls and safety devices on an automatically operated boiler directly fired with gas, oil, gas-oil, or electricity or a stationary steam engine that would allow an owner to operate a low pressure steam boiler, power boiler, or a stationary steam engine without the presence of a licensed low pressure boiler operator, a licensed high pressure boiler operator, or a licensed steam engineer as required in section 4104.05 of the Revised Code.
(B) The definitions and rules adopted by the board for the construction, installation, repair, conservation of energy, and operation of boilers and the construction and repair of pressure vessels and for ascertaining the safe working pressures to be used on such boilers and pressure vessels shall be based upon and follow generally accepted engineering standards, formulae, and practices established and pertaining to boilers and pressure vessel construction, operation, and safety, and the board may, for this purpose, adopt existing published standards as well as amendments thereto subsequently published by the same authority.
(C) When a person desires to manufacture a special type of boiler or pressure vessel, the design of which is not covered by the rules of the board, the person shall submit drawings and specifications of such boiler or pressure vessel to the board for investigation, after which the board may permit its installation.
(D) The provisions of sections 119.03 and 119.11 of the Revised Code in particular, and the applicable provisions of Chapter 119. of the Revised Code in general, shall govern the proceedings of the board of building standards in adopting, amending, or rescinding rules pursuant to this section.
Amended by 130th General Assembly File No. 39, HB 12, §1, eff. 1/30/2014.
Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.127, HB 487, §101.01, eff. 9/10/2012.
Amended by 128th General AssemblyFile No.9, HB 1, §101.01, eff. 10/16/2009.
Effective Date: 06-26-2003