2015 ORS § 480.560¹
  • testing
  • rules

Inspections; testing; rules. (1) The Board of Boiler Rules shall adopt rules to provide for the inspection of the installation, operation and condition of boilers and pressure vessels that are used or proposed for use in this state and not made exempt from periodic inspection under ORS 480.510 (Short title) to 480.670 (Civil penalty for Boiler and Pressure Vessel Law violations).

(2) Pressure piping that is nonboiler external piping, but that excludes potable water nonboiler external piping, shall be inspected on installation only and may not thereafter be considered as part of the boiler for the purposes of any subsequent inspections required by this section.

(3) If a hydrostatic test is necessary to determine the safety of a boiler or pressure vessel, the test shall be made by the owner or user of the boiler or pressure vessel and witnessed by a deputy or special inspector.

(4) All boilers and pressure vessels to be installed in this state shall be inspected during construction:

(a) By an inspector authorized to inspect boilers in this state or authorized under ORS 455.715 (Definitions for ORS 455.715 to 455.740) to 455.740 (Denial of certificate) to perform inspections of boilers and pressure vessels identified by rule as provided in ORS 480.525 (Exempt vessels) (5); or

(b) If constructed outside of the state, by an inspector holding a certificate of competency issued by a state that has a standard of examination substantially equal to that of this state. [1961 c.485 §17; 1969 c.582 §10; 1973 c.830 §3a; 1983 c.676 §11; 1991 c.518 §9; 2007 c.487 §6; 2009 c.696 §14]