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Repairs—What are the requirements for repair of nonnuclear safety devices?

(1) The resetting, repairing, and restamping of safety valves and relief valves shall be done by a qualified valve repair organization holding a valid "VR" Certificate of Authorization issued by the National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors. ASME valve manufacturers holding a valid "V," "HV," and "UV" Certificate(s) of Authorization may also do this work provided they also have a valid "VR" Certificate of Authorization issued by the national board.
(2) With jurisdictional approval, boiler and pressure vessel owners/users, may authorize external adjustments to bring their installed safety valves and relief valves, back to the stamped set pressure when performed by the owner/user's trained, qualified, regular, and full-time employees. Refer to Supplement 7.10 of the National Board Inspection Code as referenced in WAC 296-104-502(1) for guidelines regarding training, documentation, and the implementation of a quality system for the owner/user employees. All such external adjustments shall be resealed with a metal tag showing the identification of the organization making the adjustments and the date. If any valve repairs are required, they shall be done by a qualified "VR" certificate holder.
(3) Repairing of noncode relief or safety valves shall not be allowed, except as specified below. Noncode liquid relief valves installed prior to 1-1-85 shall be repaired by an organization holding a valid "VR" Certificate of Authorization, but need not be stamped.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 70.79.030, 70.79.040, 70.79.150, 70.79.290, 70.79.330, and 70.79.350. WSR 08-24-072, § 296-104-520, filed 12/1/08, effective 1/1/09; WSR 06-24-042, § 296-104-520, filed 11/30/06, effective 1/1/07. Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.79 RCW. WSR 04-21-069, § 296-104-520, filed 10/19/04, effective 1/1/05. 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, § 296-104-520, filed 12/24/03, effective 1/24/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.79.030 and 70.79.040. WSR 98-22-024, § 296-104-520, filed 10/28/98, effective 11/28/98; Part VII, § 5, filed 3/23/60.]
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