Last Update: 6/20/17

Chapter 296-104 WAC

BOARD OF BOILER RULES—SUBSTANTIVE

WAC Sections

Administration—To what do these rules apply?
Administration—What are the definitions of terms used in this chapter?
Administration—When and where are the board meetings held?
Administration—How are rules affected if other rules are invalidated?
Administration—Interpretation of rules—Appeal rights—Hearings.
Administration—How are Washington state specials and extensions of inspection frequencies for boilers and pressure vessels obtained?
Administration—What are the filing requirements for boilers and unfired pressure vessels before their installation/reinstallation?
Administration—What is the registration requirement for new standard boilers and unfired pressure vessels?
Administration—What are the notification and reporting requirements following an accident involving a boiler or pressure vessel?
Administration—What is the penalty for operation of unsafe boilers or unfired pressure vessels?
Administration—What are conflicts of interest for inspectors?
Administration—When should inspectors submit inspection reports and on what forms?
Administration—What are the insurance companies' responsibilities?
Administration—What are the requirements for a boiler inspector?
Administration—When shall an inspectors' Washington state commission be issued, suspended, or revoked?
Administration—How should an inspector obtain a Washington state commission?
Inspection—How often must boilers and unfired pressure vessels be inspected?
Inspection—What are the standards for in-service inspection?
Inspection—How much time is required for notification of an internal inspection?
Inspection—What will be done when boilers or unfired pressure vessels are deemed unsafe or defective?
Inspection—What will be done when defective conditions are concealed by covering?
Inspection—What are the requirements for obtaining a certificate of inspection?
Inspection—When are inspection certificates valid?
Inspection—What are the requirements for restamping of boilers and unfired pressure vessels?
Inspection—How should a state number be assigned and applied?
Inspection—How are groups of vessels operating as a single unit classified?
Inspection—How are unfired steam boilers classified?
Inspection—What are the requirements for rental boilers?
Inspection—What preparations are necessary prior to internal inspections?
Inspection—What happens if a boiler or unfired pressure vessel is improperly prepared for inspection?
Inspection—When should coverings be removed for inspection?
Inspection—When are shop inspections required?
Inspection—How are radioactive systems inspected?
Construction—What are the standards for new construction?
Construction—What are the requirements for nonstandard new construction?
Construction—What are the requirements for construction of boilers and unfired pressure vessels of special design?
Construction—What are the requirements to use nonstandard boilers and unfired pressure vessels other than historical boilers and pressure vessels?
Construction—What are the requirements to use nonstandard second hand boilers and unfired pressure vessels, other than historical boilers and pressure vessels?
Construction—What are the requirements to use historical boilers and pressure vessels?
Construction—Combustible fluid heaters.
Installation—What are the required clearances for boilers?
Installation—What are the required clearances for unfired pressure vessels?
Installation—What are the requirements for unfired pressure vessels installed underground?
Installation—How does an owner, user, or installer obtain a variance from clearances?
Installation—What inspections are required for reinstalled standard boilers or unfired pressure vessels?
Installation—What are the requirements for an explosion door?
Installation—What control and limit devices are required on automatically fired boilers prior to June 1989?
Installation—What control and limit devices are required on automatically fired boilers after June 1989?
Installation—What fuel controls are required on automatically fired boilers after December 1998?
Installation—What control and limit devices are required on automatically fired boilers after December 2004?
Installation—When are platforms around boilers required?
Installation—What safety pressure relief devices are required on boilers and unfired pressure vessels?
Installation—Where should the discharge from safety pressure relief devices, blow offs and drains be directed?
Installation—What are the requirements for boiler and unfired pressure vessel supports?
Existing installation—How can the maximum allowable working pressure be established for nonstandard boilers or unfired pressure vessels?
Repairs—What is the standard for nonnuclear repairs and alterations?
Repairs—What are the requirements for nonnuclear boilers and unfired pressure vessel repairs and alterations?
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?
Repairs—Do riveted repairs to boilers and unfired pressure vessels require prior approval?
Repairs—What are the requirements for repair of nonnuclear safety devices?
Repairs—What are the requirements for nuclear repairs/replacement?
Repairs—What are the requirements for nuclear repairs of safety devices?
What are the inspection fees—Examination fees—Certificate fees—Expenses?
What are the civil penalties?
DISPOSITION OF SECTIONS FORMERLY CODIFIED IN THIS CHAPTER
296-104-002
Approval by director. [Approval, filed 3/23/60.] Repealed by WSR 99-22-026, filed 10/26/99, effective 11/26/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.79.030 and 70.79.040.
296-104-055
Administration—What are the examination fees? [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 03-12-051, § 296-104-055, filed 5/30/03, effective 6/30/03; WSR 02-12-021, § 296-104-055, filed 5/28/02, effective 6/28/02; WSR 01-12-034, § 296-104-055, filed 5/29/01, effective 6/29/01. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.79.030 and 70.79.040. WSR 99-22-026, § 296-104-055, filed 10/26/99, effective 11/26/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.79.040. WSR 93-12-014, § 296-104-055, filed 5/21/93, effective 6/21/93. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.79.030 and 70.79.330. WSR 82-24-025 (Order 82-36), § 296-104-055, filed 11/23/82, effective 1/1/83; Order 74-37, § 296-104-055, filed 11/8/74; Part II, § 8, filed 3/23/60.] Repealed by WSR 04-01-194, filed 12/24/03, effective 1/24/04. 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.
296-104-107
Inspection—Which unfired pressure vessels in places of public assembly are subject to these rules? [Statutory Authority: RCW 70.79.030 and 70.79.040. WSR 97-20-109, § 296-104-107, filed 9/30/97, effective 10/31/97.] Repealed by WSR 99-22-026, filed 10/26/99, effective 11/26/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.79.030 and 70.79.040.
296-104-120
Inspection—Condemned boilers or unfired pressure vessel. [Statutory Authority: RCW 70.79.040. WSR 91-11-107, § 296-104-120, filed 5/22/91, effective 6/22/91; Part III, § 5, filed 3/23/60.] Repealed by WSR 95-19-058, filed 9/15/95, effective 10/16/95. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.79.030 and 70.79.040.
296-104-195
Pressure vessel clearances. [Statutory Authority: RCW 70.79.040. WSR 90-04-009, § 296-104-195, filed 1/26/90, effective 2/26/90.] Repealed by WSR 96-21-081, filed 10/16/96, effective 11/16/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.79.030 and 70.79.040.
296-104-201
Inspection of systems—Standard for water chillers. [Statutory Authority: RCW 70.79.030. WSR 80-14-015 (Order 80-12), § 296-104-201, filed 9/23/80.] Repealed by WSR 86-01-088 (Order 85-26), filed 12/19/85. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.79.040 and 70.79.050.
296-104-225
Inspection of systems—Reinstalled boiler or unfired pressure vessel. [Part IV, § 6, filed 3/23/60.] Repealed by WSR 96-21-081, filed 10/16/96, effective 11/16/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.79.030 and 70.79.040.
296-104-230
Construction—What are the testing requirements for new boilers or unfired pressure vessels exempted from code requirements for volume, pressure or temperature? [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 02-23-036, § 296-104-230, filed 11/13/02, effective 12/14/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.79.030, 70.79.040 and chapter 70.79 RCW. WSR 00-21-024, § 296-104-230, filed 10/10/00, effective 11/13/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.79.030 and 70.79.040. WSR 96-21-081, § 296-104-230, filed 10/16/96, effective 11/16/96; Order 74-37, § 296-104-230, filed 11/8/74; Part IV, § 7, filed 3/23/60.] Repealed by WSR 13-10-018, filed 4/23/13, effective 6/1/13. Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.79 RCW.
296-104-235
Construction—What are the requirements for code exempted boiler and unfired pressure vessel safety relief valves? [Statutory Authority: RCW 70.79.030, 70.79.040 and chapter 70.79 RCW. WSR 00-21-024, § 296-104-235, filed 10/10/00, effective 11/13/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.79.030 and 70.79.040. WSR 96-21-081, § 296-104-235, filed 10/16/96, effective 11/16/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.79.030. WSR 78-03-057 (Order 78-3), § 296-104-235, filed 2/22/78; Part IV, § 8, filed 3/23/60.] Repealed by WSR 13-10-018, filed 4/23/13, effective 6/1/13. Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.79 RCW.
296-104-240
Construction—When are piping components considered unfired pressure vessels? [Statutory Authority: RCW 70.79.030, 70.79.040 and chapter 70.79 RCW. WSR 00-21-024, § 296-104-240, filed 10/10/00, effective 11/13/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.79.030 and 70.79.040. WSR 96-21-081, § 296-104-240, filed 10/16/96, effective 11/16/96; Part IV, § 9, filed 3/23/60.] Repealed by WSR 02-23-036, filed 11/13/02, effective 12/14/02. 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.
296-104-250
Inspection of systems—Hot water heating systems. [Part IV, § 11, filed 3/23/60.] Repealed by WSR 78-03-057 (Order 78-3), filed 2/22/78. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.79.030.
296-104-256
Installation—What inspections are required for reinstalled standard boilers or unfired pressure vessels? [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 01-24-061, § 296-104-256, filed 11/30/01, effective 12/31/01. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.79.030 and 70.79.040. WSR 96-21-081, § 296-104-256, filed 10/16/96, effective 11/16/96.] Decodified by WSR 02-23-036, filed 11/13/02, effective 12/14/02. 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. Recodified as § 296-104-273.
296-104-256
Installation—What are the required clearances for boilers? [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, § 296-104-256, filed 12/24/03, effective 1/24/04; WSR 02-23-036, amended and recodified as § 296-104-256, filed 11/13/02, effective 12/14/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.79.030 and 70.79.040. WSR 96-21-081, § 296-104-260, filed 10/16/96, effective 11/16/96. Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.79 RCW. WSR 89-15-025 (Order 89-05), § 296-104-260, filed 7/13/89, effective 8/13/89; Part IV, § 13, filed 3/23/60.] Repealed by WSR 06-24-042, filed 11/30/06, effective 1/1/07. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.79.030, 70.79.040, 70.79.150, 70.79.290, 70.79.330, and 70.79.350.
296-104-260
Installation—Clearance front, back and sides. [Statutory Authority: RCW 70.79.030 and 70.79.040. WSR 96-21-081, § 296-104-260, filed 10/16/96, effective 11/16/96. Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.79 RCW. WSR 89-15-025 (Order 89-05), § 296-104-260, filed 7/13/89, effective 8/13/89; Part IV, § 13, filed 3/23/60.] Decodified and amended by WSR 02-23-036, filed 11/13/02, effective 12/14/02. 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. Recodified as § 296-104-256.
296-104-265
Installation—What control and limit devices are required on boilers? [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 01-24-061, § 296-104-265, filed 11/30/01, effective 12/31/01. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.79.030, 70.79.040 and chapter 70.79 RCW. WSR 00-21-024, § 296-104-265, filed 10/10/00, effective 11/13/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.79.030 and 70.79.040. WSR 98-22-024, § 296-104-265, filed 10/28/98, effective 11/28/98; WSR 97-20-109, § 296-104-265, filed 9/30/97, effective 10/31/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.79.240. WSR 88-01-064 (Order 87-25), § 296-104-265, filed 12/17/87; Part IV, § 14, filed 3/23/60.] Decodified by WSR 02-23-036, filed 11/13/02, effective 12/14/02. 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. Recodified as § 296-104-300.
296-104-270
Installation—What are the requirements for an explosion door? [Statutory Authority: RCW 70.79.030 and 70.79.040. WSR 97-20-109, § 296-104-270, filed 9/30/97, effective 10/31/97; Part IV, § 15, filed 3/23/60.] Decodified by WSR 02-23-036, filed 11/13/02, effective 12/14/02. 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. Recodified as § 296-104-295.
296-104-273
Installation—Pressure vessel clearances. [Statutory Authority: RCW 70.79.030 and 70.79.040. WSR 96-21-081, § 296-104-273, filed 10/16/96, effective 11/16/96.] Decodified and amended by WSR 02-23-036, filed 11/13/02, effective 12/14/02. 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. Recodified as § 296-104-260.
296-104-275
Inspection of systems—Hydro-pneumatic tanks. [Part IV, § 16, filed 3/23/60.] Repealed by WSR 78-03-057 (Order 78-3), filed 2/22/78. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.79.030.
296-104-280
Inspection of systems—Electric steam generators. [Part IV, § 17, filed 3/23/60.] Repealed by WSR 78-03-057 (Order 78-3), filed 2/22/78. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.79.030.
296-104-285
Unfired pressure vessels in places of public assembly. [Statutory Authority: RCW 70.79.030. WSR 78-03-057 (Order 78-3), § 296-104-285, filed 2/22/78.] Repealed by WSR 99-08-049, filed 4/1/99, effective 5/2/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.79.030 and 70.79.040.
296-104-300
Installation—When do I need to provide platforms around boilers? [Statutory Authority: RCW 70.79.030 and 70.79.040. WSR 97-20-109, § 296-104-300, filed 9/30/97, effective 10/31/97; Part V, § 1, filed 3/23/60.] Decodified by WSR 02-23-036, filed 11/13/02, effective 12/14/02. 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. Recodified as § 296-104-307.
296-104-305
Installation—How many exits are required in boiler rooms? [Statutory Authority: RCW 70.79.030 and 70.79.040. WSR 97-20-109, § 296-104-305, filed 9/30/97, effective 10/31/97; Part V, § 2, filed 3/23/60.] Decodified by WSR 02-23-036, filed 11/13/02, effective 12/14/02. 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. Recodified as § 296-104-310.
296-104-307
Installation—What safety pressure relief devices are required on boilers and pressure vessels? [Statutory Authority: RCW 70.79.030, 70.79.040 and chapter 70.79 RCW. WSR 00-21-024, § 296-104-307, filed 10/10/00, effective 11/13/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.79.030 and 70.79.040. WSR 98-22-024, § 296-104-307, filed 10/28/98, effective 11/28/98.] Decodified by WSR 02-23-036, filed 11/13/02, effective 12/14/02. 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. Recodified as § 296-104-316.
296-104-310
Installation—Where should the discharge from safety valves, blow offs and drains be directed? [Statutory Authority: RCW 70.79.030 and 70.79.040. WSR 98-22-024, § 296-104-310, filed 10/28/98, effective 11/28/98; WSR 97-20-109, § 296-104-310, filed 9/30/97, effective 10/31/97; Part V, § 3, filed 3/23/60.] Decodified by WSR 02-23-036, filed 11/13/02, effective 12/14/02. 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. Recodified as § 296-104-320.
296-104-310
Installation—How many exits are required in boiler rooms? [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 02-23-036, recodified as § 296-104-310, filed 11/13/02, effective 12/14/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.79.030 and 70.79.040. WSR 97-20-109, § 296-104-305, filed 9/30/97, effective 10/31/97; Part V, § 2, filed 3/23/60.] Repealed by WSR 09-12-033, filed 5/27/09, effective 6/30/09. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.79.030, 70.79.040, 70.79.150, 70.79.290, 70.79.330, and 70.79.350.
296-104-315
New installations—Blow off tanks. [Statutory Authority: RCW 70.79.030. WSR 78-03-057 (Order 78-3), § 296-104-315, filed 2/22/78; Part V, § 4, filed 3/23/60.] Repealed by WSR 89-15-025 (Order 89-05), filed 7/13/89, effective 8/13/89. Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.79 RCW.
296-104-320
Installation—What are the requirements for underground installations? [Statutory Authority: RCW 70.79.030 and 70.79.040. WSR 97-20-109, § 296-104-320, filed 9/30/97, effective 10/31/97; Part V, § 5, filed 3/23/60.] Decodified by WSR 02-23-036, filed 11/13/02, effective 12/14/02. 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. Recodified as § 296-104-265.
296-104-330
Installation—What are the relief or safety valve requirements when pressure reducing valves are used? [Statutory Authority: RCW 70.79.030, 70.79.040, 70.79.150, 70.79.290, 70.79.330, and 70.79.350. WSR 08-12-015, § 296-104-330, filed 5/27/08, effective 6/30/08. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.79.030 and 70.79.040. WSR 97-20-109, § 296-104-330, filed 9/30/97, effective 10/31/97; Part V, § 7, filed 3/23/60.] Repealed by WSR 13-10-018, filed 4/23/13, effective 6/1/13. Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.79 RCW.
296-104-400
Existing installations—Stamping of existing boilers and unfired pressure vessels. [Statutory Authority: RCW 70.79.040. WSR 90-20-029, § 296-104-400, filed 9/24/90, effective 10/25/90; Part VI, § 1, filed 3/23/60.] Repealed by WSR 97-20-109, filed 9/30/97, effective 10/31/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.79.030 and 70.79.040.
296-104-410
Existing installations—Noncode steel heating boilers. [Part VI, § 3, filed 3/23/60.] Repealed by WSR 97-20-109, filed 9/30/97, effective 10/31/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.79.030 and 70.79.040.
296-104-415
Existing installations—Noncode cast iron boilers. [Part VI, § 4, filed 3/23/60.] Repealed by WSR 97-20-109, filed 9/30/97, effective 10/31/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.79.030 and 70.79.040.
296-104-500
Nonnuclear repairs. [Statutory Authority: RCW 70.79.040. WSR 93-12-014, § 296-104-500, filed 5/21/93, effective 6/21/93; WSR 92-11-070, § 296-104-500, filed 5/20/92, effective 6/20/92. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.79.030. WSR 86-04-059 (Order 86-01), § 296-104-500, filed 2/4/86. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.79.030 and 70.79.330. WSR 84-21-012 (Order 84-20), § 296-104-500, filed 10/5/84; Part VII, § 1, filed 3/23/60.] Repealed by WSR 94-21-002, filed 10/5/94, effective 11/5/94. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.79.040.
296-104-501
Nonnuclear alterations. [Statutory Authority: RCW 70.79.040. WSR 93-12-014, § 296-104-501, filed 5/21/93, effective 6/21/93; WSR 92-11-070, § 296-104-501, filed 5/20/92, effective 6/20/92. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.79.030. WSR 86-04-059 (Order 86-01), § 296-104-501, filed 2/4/86.] Repealed by WSR 94-21-002, filed 10/5/94, effective 11/5/94. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.79.040.
296-104-505
Repairs—Repairs by fusion welding. [Part VII, § 2, filed 3/23/60.] Repealed by WSR 94-21-002, filed 10/5/94, effective 11/5/94. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.79.040.
296-104-525
Repairs—Hydrostatic pressure tests. [Part VII, § 6, filed 3/23/60.] Repealed by WSR 98-22-024, filed 10/28/98, effective 11/28/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.79.030 and 70.79.040.
296-104-530
Repairs—Can air or vapor testing be performed? [Statutory Authority: RCW 70.79.030 and 70.79.040. WSR 98-22-024, § 296-104-530, filed 10/28/98, effective 11/28/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.79.040. WSR 92-11-070, § 296-104-530, filed 5/20/92, effective 6/20/92; Part VII, § 7, filed 3/23/60.] Repealed by WSR 04-01-194, filed 12/24/03, effective 1/24/04. 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.
296-104-600
General requirements—Conditions not covered by these rules. [Part VIII, § 1, filed 3/23/60.] Repealed by WSR 98-22-024, filed 10/28/98, effective 11/28/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.79.030 and 70.79.040.
296-104-800
Inspection of systems subject to radioactivity. [Statutory Authority: RCW 70.79.240. WSR 88-01-064 (Order 87-25), § 296-104-800, filed 12/17/87.] Repealed by WSR 98-22-024, filed 10/28/98, effective 11/28/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.79.030 and 70.79.040.
296-104-801
Nuclear repairs/replacement. [Statutory Authority: RCW 70.79.040. WSR 91-11-106, § 296-104-801, filed 5/22/91, effective 6/22/91.] Repealed by WSR 98-22-024, filed 10/28/98, effective 11/28/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.79.030 and 70.79.040.
296-104-805
Nuclear repairs—Safety devices. [Statutory Authority: RCW 70.79.040. WSR 91-11-106, § 296-104-805, filed 5/22/91, effective 6/22/91.] Repealed by WSR 98-22-024, filed 10/28/98, effective 11/28/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.79.030 and 70.79.040.
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