(1) No boiler or pressure vessel which fails to conform to the rules and regulations formulated by the commissioner governing new construction and installation shall be installed and operated in this state.
(2) Subject to exemptions established in this chapter, all new connecting piping subjected to pressure emanating from a power boiler, heating boiler, hot water supply boiler, or pressure vessel shall be considered part of the boiler or pressure vessel installation, subject to the same boiler or pressure vessel code requirements, and shall be designed in accordance with the rules of ASME piping codes B31.1, B31.3, B31.5, B31.9, or B31.12 or their subsequent revisions, and ASME boiler and pressure vessel code Sections I, III, IV, VIII (Division 1, 2, or 3), or X or subsequent revisions of each. Inspection of such piping shall be performed by an inspector qualified under KRS 236.070, 236.080, or 236.097.

Terms Used In Kentucky Statutes 236.040

  • ASME: means American Society of Mechanical Engineers. See Kentucky Statutes 236.010
  • boiler: shall include fired units for heating or vaporizing liquids other than water where these units are separate from processing systems and are complete within themselves:
    (a) "Power boiler" means a boiler in which steam or other vapor is generated at a pressure of more than fifteen (15) pounds per square inch gauge. See Kentucky Statutes 236.010
  • Boiler inspector: means a duly authorized employee of the department who is charged with the responsibility of inspecting boilers and pressure vessels and with the enforcement of the state boiler laws. See Kentucky Statutes 236.010
  • Commissioner: means the commissioner of Department of Housing, Buildings and Construction. See Kentucky Statutes 236.010
  • Heating boiler: means a steam or vapor boiler operating at pressures not exceeding fifteen (15) pounds per square inch gauge or a hot water boiler operating at pressures not exceeding one hundred sixty (160) pounds per square inch gauge or temperatures not exceeding two hundred fifty (250) degrees Fahrenheit. See Kentucky Statutes 236.010
  • Power boiler: means a boiler in which steam or other vapor is generated at a pressure of more than fifteen (15) pounds per square inch gauge. See Kentucky Statutes 236.010
  • Pressure vessel: means a vessel in which the pressure is obtained from an external source or by the application of heat other than those vessels defined in subsection (1) of this section. See Kentucky Statutes 236.010
  • State: when applied to a part of the United States, includes territories, outlying possessions, and the District of Columbia. See Kentucky Statutes 446.010

(3) Pressure vessels for human occupancy shall comply with subsection (2) of this section and ASME requirements for pressure vessels for human occupancy. Inspection of such piping shall be performed by a boiler inspector qualified under KRS 236.070, 236.080, and 236.097.
Effective: July 12, 2012
History: Amended 2012 Ky. Acts ch. 14, sec. 4, effective July 12, 2012. — Amended
2010 Ky. Acts ch. 24, sec. 517, effective July 15, 2010. — Amended 1980 Ky. Acts ch. 207, sec. 5, effective July 15, 1980. — Amended 1970 Ky. Acts ch. 246, sec. 3. — Created 1962 Ky. Acts ch. 89, sec. 4.