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Boilers and Pressure Vessels

The Division of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Safety regulates the construction, installation, operation, inspection and repair of boilers and pressure vessels throughout the state of Illinois. Due to the potential risks and hazards involved with the usage of boilers and pressure vessels, the Boiler and Pressure Vessel Safety Act was adopted to safeguard the citizens of Illinois.

Boilers and pressure vessels are used for various applications in all types of locations: schools, hospitals, churches, factories, day care centers, restaurants, dormitories, libraries, municipal buildings, refineries, chemical plants, prisons and many other facilities. Currently there are over 100,000 boilers and pressure vessels registered and inspected on a routine basis by authorized commissioned inspectors.

For more information about the program, call 312-814-1342 or email the Division of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Safety

Proposed Special Procedure

PURPOSE: To allow the use of a Boiler or Pressure Vessel that is NOT ASME Code stamped or approved. This procedure will explain in detail, the process for creating/granting a “State Special” Permit.

GENERAL: As defined in Title 41: Fire Protection, Chapter 1, Part 120, Boiler & Pressure Vessel Safety, Subpart A: 120.10, Definitions; STATE SPECIAL: a boiler or pressure vessel that may not be constructed in accordance with the ASME Code.

FEES: As defined in Title 41: Fire Protection, Chapter 1, Part 120, Boiler & Pressure Vessel Safety, Subpart A, Section 120.15: State Special Permits; $1000.00. (each).

For the full document, please click on the link below.

Boilers Special Procedure 031314 [Pdf, 55Kb]

Proposed Part 120 Rule Changes

On April 26, 2013, proposed rule changes to the boiler and pressure vessel rules were published in the Illinois Register, starting the public comment period for these rule changes. These proposed changes involve updates to the national standards cited in the boiler and pressure vessel rules, to inspections procedures for historical boilers, and address an audit finding concerning when a certificate inspection is considered untimely. Further information is found in the attached rulemaking documents, posted below.

Boiler Safety Specialists

Back Row-left to right;

  • John Beckwith
  • John Benz
  • David Kosiek
  • Ed Anderson
  • Michael Vogel
  • Lance Travis
  • Christine Coleman
  • Stanley Banks

Front row;

  • James Ward
  • Patrick Polick
  • James McINtyre
  • Robert Kosola
  • Garry Stepp
  • Anthony Tate
  • William Holmes
  • Clayton Novak

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