2013 ORS § 480.515¹
Definitions for ORS 480.510 to 480.670

As used in ORS 480.510 (Short title) to 480.670 (Civil penalty for Boiler and Pressure Vessel Law violations), unless the context requires otherwise:

(1) Alteration means a change or addition to equipment, other than the ordinary repair or replacement of an existing part of the equipment.

(2) Board means the Board of Boiler Rules created under ORS 480.535 (Board of Boiler Rules).

(3) Boiler or boilers means:

(a) A closed vessel or vessels intended for the heating or vaporizing of liquids to be used externally to such vessel or vessels by the application of heat from combustible fuels, electricity or nuclear energy;

(b) Related appurtenances including but not limited to pressure piping directly connected and related to the safe operation of a boiler; and

(c) Pressure piping consisting of boiler or nonboiler external piping connected to a boiler, but not potable water nonboiler external piping.

(4) Boiler external piping has the meaning given the term in the 1986 Pressure Piping Code B 31.1 [bad link], adopted by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

(5) Certificate of competency means a certificate issued under the provisions of ORS 480.565 (Chief and deputy inspectors) (3).

(6) Department means the Department of Consumer and Business Services.

(7) Director means the Director of the Department of Consumer and Business Services.

(8) Installation permit means a permit issued by the department for the installation, alteration or repair of a boiler or pressure vessel.

(9) Minimum safety standards means the rules, regulations, formulae, definitions and interpretations for the safe construction, installation, operation and repair of boilers and pressure vessels either adopted by ORS 480.510 (Short title) to 480.670 (Civil penalty for Boiler and Pressure Vessel Law violations) or adopted by the board, under ORS 480.510 (Short title) to 480.670 (Civil penalty for Boiler and Pressure Vessel Law violations).

(10) Nonboiler external piping has the meaning given the term in the 1986 Pressure Piping Code B 31.1 [bad link], adopted by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

(11) Operating permit means a permit issued by the department authorizing the operation of a boiler or pressure vessel.

(12) Pressure vessel means containers for the containment of pressure, either internal or external. This pressure may be obtained from an external source or by the application of heat from a direct or indirect source, or any combination thereof.

(13) Related appurtenances means any equipment instrumental to the safe operation of a boiler or pressure vessel.

(14) Shop inspection means an inspection at a boiler or pressure vessel manufacturing, construction or repair facility.

(15) Temporary operation authorization means an authorization issued by the department to operate a boiler or pressure vessel for a specified period pending the issuance of an operating permit. [1961 c.485 §3; 1969 c.582 §2; 1971 c.753 §58; 1973 c.830 §1; 1983 c.676 §3; 1987 c.414 §35; 1991 c.518 §2; 1993 c.744 §142; 2007 c.487 §3; 2009 c.696 §11]