(1) A person shall not make repairs affecting the strength or safety of boilers or pressure vessels without first securing a permit from the department unless repairs have been authorized by a boiler inspector or special boiler inspector pending issuance of the permit or unless such repairs are emergency repairs authorized by the department, a special boiler inspector or a boiler inspector pending issuance of the permit. A permit shall not be required for emergency items not affecting the strength of the boiler or pressure vessel, when performed by qualified welders regularly employed by firms utilizing properly qualified welding procedures. Permits shall only be issued to persons licensed under this chapter. A permit fee shall be paid directly to the department, and shall accompany the repair application.
(2) Payment of permit to repair fees shall be required from operating companies performing pressure vessel repairs in accordance with the National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors inspection code and utilizing properly qualified welding procedures and regularly employing qualified welders to weld on boilers owned and operated by such firm.

Terms Used In Kentucky Statutes 236.250

  • 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
  • Department: means the Department of Housing, Buildings and Construction. See Kentucky Statutes 236.010
  • firm: means any individual, firm, partnership, or corporation. 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
  • Special boiler inspector: means any person employed by an insurance company authorized to insure boilers and pressure vessels in the Commonwealth and who holds a commission as provided in KRS 236. See Kentucky Statutes 236.010

(3) For emergency repairs authorized by a boiler inspector or special boiler inspector, a repair permit shall be obtained and filed with the department within thirty (30) days of repair completion.
Effective:June 29, 2017
History: Amended 2017 Ky. Acts ch. 169, sec. 100, effective June 29, 2017. — Amended 2012 Ky. Acts ch. 14, sec. 17, effective July 12, 2012. — Amended
2010 Ky. Acts ch. 24, sec. 530, effective July 15, 2010. — Amended 1980 Ky. Acts ch. 207, sec. 19, effective July 15, 1980. — Created 1974 Ky. Acts ch. 209, sec. 6.