When any authorized inspector inspects a boiler or pressure vessel for an insurance company, he or she shall, within a period of twenty-one (21) days, make a report of that inspection on forms approved by the administrator of the division of occupational safety. If the boiler or pressure vessel is adjudged to be in a safe condition and found to conform in all respects with the codes adopted by the code commission under authority of this chapter, the owner shall pay to the administrator the required fee and the administrator shall issue to the owner of the boiler or pressure vessel, a certificate authorizing the operation of the boiler or pressure vessel. This certificate shall be issued in conformity with § 28-25-11. It shall be the responsibility of the authorized inspection agency doing business in this state to report to the administrator of the division of occupational safety the name of the owner or user and the location of each boiler or pressure vessel on which insurance has been refused, cancelled, or discontinued within ten (10) days of that action. Boilers or pressure vessels upon which insurance has been cancelled or refused due to existing dangerous defects shall be reported immediately to the administrator of the division of occupational safety.
(G.L., ch. 94, § 8; P.L. 1928, ch. 1197, § 3; G.L. 1938, ch. 297, § 8; P.L. 1945, ch. 1636, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 28-25-11; P.L. 1960, ch. 74, § 14; P.L. 1976, ch. 48, § 1; P.L. 1978, ch. 112, § 1; P.L. 1985, ch. 508, § 1.)
Terms Used In Rhode Island General Laws 28-25-13
- Authorized inspector: means an inspector of boilers and/or pressure vessels employed by the state of Rhode Island or an insurance company authorized to write boiler or pressure vessel insurance or of an authorized owner/user organization. See Rhode Island General Laws 28-25-1.
- Boiler: means a closed vessel in which water or other liquid is heated, steam or vapor 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 or nuclear energy. See Rhode Island General Laws 28-25-1.
- Owner: means any person owning, operating, or in charge or control of any boiler or pressure vessel as defined in this section including the chief administrative officer in the private or public sector. See Rhode Island General Laws 28-25-1.
- 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 subdivision (7) of this section. See Rhode Island General Laws 28-25-1.