Terms Used In Florida Statutes 554.1101
- boiler: includes fired units for heating or vaporizing liquids other than water where these units are separate from processing systems and are complete within themselves. See Florida Statutes 626.9511
- Boiler insurance company: means a company authorized by a subsisting certificate of authority, issued by the Office of Insurance Regulation, to transact boiler and machinery insurance in this state. See Florida Statutes 626.9511
- Certificate inspection: means an inspection whose report is used by the chief boiler inspector to determine whether or not a certificate of operation may be issued. See Florida Statutes 626.9511
- Certificate of operation: means a document issued to the owner of a boiler which authorizes the owner to operate the boiler, subject to any restrictions endorsed thereon. See Florida Statutes 626.9511
- Department: means the Department of Financial Services. See Florida Statutes 626.9511
- Heating boiler: means a steam or vapor boiler operating at pressures not exceeding 15 psig, or a hot water boiler operating at pressures not exceeding 160 psig or temperatures not exceeding 250 °F. See Florida Statutes 626.9511
- Hot water supply boiler: means a boiler or a lined storage water heater supplying heated water for use external to itself operating at a pressure not exceeding 160 psig or temperature not exceeding 250 °F. See Florida Statutes 626.9511
- Power boiler: means a boiler in which steam or other vapor is generated at a pressure of more than 15 psig. See Florida Statutes 626.9511
(1) If an inspection report filed pursuant to s. 554.108 shows a boiler to be in compliance with all applicable provisions of the State Boiler Code, the chief boiler inspector must, upon receipt of the inspection fee, issue a certificate of operation to the owner. Such certificate must bear the date of the inspection and specify the maximum pressure at which the boiler may be operated.
(2) The certificate for a power boiler or a high pressure, high temperature water boiler is valid for a period of 12 months from the date of the certificate inspection. The certificate for a heating boiler or a hot water supply boiler is valid for a period of 24 months from the date of the certificate inspection. The certificate must be posted under glass, or be similarly protected, in the room containing the boiler.
(3) A boiler insurance company shall notify the chief boiler inspector within 30 days after the issuance of a new or renewal boiler and machinery insurance policy, or the cancellation or nonrenewal of a boiler and machinery insurance policy, covering places of public assembly in this state.
(4) If the chief boiler inspector has knowledge that a boiler regulated under this chapter was covered by a boiler and machinery insurance policy after its most recent certification inspection, the certificateholder must, upon the request of the chief boiler inspector, submit its certificate of boiler and machinery insurance for the boiler if the department has not received the special boiler inspector’s annual inspection report within 30 days after its due date.