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Repairs—When a lap seam crack is discovered along a riveted longitudinal joint on a boiler or unfired pressure vessel, what action is required and what repairs are allowed?

A "lap seam crack" is a crack found in a riveted lap seam, extending parallel to the longitudinal joint and located either between or adjacent to rivet holes. Repairs to a "lap seam crack" on a shell or drum of any boiler or unfired pressure vessel is not allowed. The shell or drum of any boiler or unfired pressure vessel in which a lap seam crack is discovered shall be immediately discontinued from use.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 70.79.030, 70.79.040, 70.79.150, 70.79.290, 70.79.330, 70.79.350, and chapter 70.79 RCW. WSR 04-01-194, § 296-104-510, filed 12/24/03, effective 1/24/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.79.030 and 70.79.040. WSR 98-22-024, § 296-104-510, filed 10/28/98, effective 11/28/98; Part VII, § 3, filed 3/23/60.]
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