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PDFWAC 296-104-110

Inspection—What will be done when boilers or unfired pressure vessels are deemed unsafe or defective?

Upon inspection of a boiler or unfired pressure vessel or appurtenances, if an inspector finds hazardous conditions such that it is unsafe to operate under pressure, remedial action shall be initiated at once. A red tag indicating "unsafe - do not use" shall be attached to the principle operating control and the owner or user advised that further operation is prohibited until specified repairs or other action are taken. The chief inspector shall be notified immediately, followed by a report on the condition. Any certificate in force is considered suspended. When reinspection establishes that necessary repairs have been made or corrective action taken so that the boiler or unfired pressure vessel is safe to operate, a report of reinspection shall be submitted to the chief inspector. The certificate of inspection will then be reinstated or a new certificate issued as appropriate.
If other defects, but not unsafe conditions, are found, a routine inspection report containing a noncompliance report shall be submitted to the chief inspector. The owner or user shall be allowed to operate the object for a period as specified by the inspector so long as corrective action is completed in the allotted time.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 70.79.030 and 70.79.040. WSR 99-22-026, § 296-104-110, filed 10/26/99, effective 11/26/99; WSR 95-19-058, § 296-104-110, filed 9/15/95, effective 10/16/95; Part III, § 3, filed 3/23/60.]
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