(1) In addition to the boiler inspectors authorized by KRS 236.070, the department shall, upon the request of any company authorized to insure against loss from explosion of boilers and pressure vessels in this state, issue to any boiler inspectors of said company commissions as special boiler inspectors, provided that each such special boiler inspector before receiving such commission, shall satisfactorily pass the examination provided for in KRS 236.090, or, in lieu of such examination, shall hold a commission or certificate of competency as an inspector of boilers and pressure vessels for a state that has a standard of examination substantially equal to that of this Commonwealth or a commission as an inspector of boilers and pressure vessels issued by the National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors.
(2) Such special boiler inspectors shall receive no salary from, nor shall any of their expenses be paid by, the state and the continuance of a special inspector’s commission shall be conditioned upon his or her continuing in the employ of an insurance company duly authorized as aforesaid and upon his or her maintenance of the standards imposed by this chapter.

Terms Used In Kentucky Statutes 236.080

  • 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
  • boilers: means and includes a closed vessel in which water or other liquid is heated, steam or vapor is generated, steam is superheated, or in which any combination of these functions is accomplished, under pressure or vacuum, for use externally to itself, by the direct application of energy from the combustion of fuels, or from electricity, solar or nuclear energy. See Kentucky Statutes 236.010
  • Certificate inspection: means an inspection, the report of which is used by the chief boiler inspector to determine whether or not a certificate, as provided by subsection (1) of KRS 236. See Kentucky Statutes 236.010
  • Company: may extend and be applied to any corporation, company, person, partnership, joint stock company, or association. See Kentucky Statutes 446.010
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • Department: means the Department of Housing, Buildings and Construction. See Kentucky Statutes 236.010
  • Division: means the Division of Plumbing in the department. 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) Such special boiler inspectors shall inspect all boilers and pressure vessels insured by their respective companies, and, when so inspected and reported as required, the owners and users of such insured boilers and pressure vessels shall be exempt from the payment to the state of the inspection fees as provided for in KRS 236.120 and
(4) Each company employing such special boiler inspectors shall within thirty (30) days following each certificate inspection made by such inspectors, file a report of such inspection with the division upon appropriate forms prescribed by the division. Other than the certificate inspection report, no reporting of other inspections shall be required except when such inspections disclose that the boiler or pressure vessel is in a dangerous condition.
Effective: July 12, 2012
History: Amended 2012 Ky. Acts ch. 14, sec. 8, effective July 12, 2012. — Amended
2010 Ky. Acts ch. 24, sec. 521, effective July 15, 2010. — Amended 1980 Ky. Acts ch. 207, sec. 9, effective July 15, 1980. — Created 1962 Ky. Acts ch. 89, sec. 8.