The state boiler inspection program implements statutory rules and regulations established to control the design, construction, operation, maintenance and repair of approximately 38,000 boilers and pressure vessels in the state of Colorado. This program was established in the interest of maintaining and assuring safety to the general public, who unknowingly and consistently come in contact with boilers that are located in public and commercial buildings. All schools, nursing homes, restaurants, churches, laundries, hotels\motels, utility companies, refineries and office buildings contain boiler and\or pressure vessels. Boilers and pressure vessels have the force of a bomb and can result in a catastrophic explosion, causing property damage, personal injury or even death.
All boilers regardless of BTU input if installed as a closed system. Domestic hot water heaters exceeding 200,000 btu’s per hour or greater than 120 gallons or may exceed 210o F water temperature. All other pressure vessels are inspected upon a letter of request.
All boilers’ domestic water heaters are inspected annually with a certificate of operation issued.
Each boiler, pressure vessel or hot water heater inspected is presently subject to a $22.00 fee. ASME and National Board Joint Reviews are performed by the state and fee of $200.000 per day is charged for this service plus travel and expenses.
Insurance inspectors holding a valid NB commission will be issued a state commission upon completion of an interview with the state chief boiler inspector.
Any welded repairs to boilers and\or pressure vessels must be performed by a National Board certified "R" stamp holder.
All boilers installed in Colorado must be National Board Registered. Pressure vessels at this time are highly recommended to be registered with the National Board and should be a mandatory requirement in the near future.
Q: Why haven’t I received my boiler operating certificate?
Q: What are my duties as an owner, installer, contractor when installing a new boiler?
Q: Why does an insurance inspector inspect my boiler?
Q: How can I get a duplicate billing statement or operating certificate?
Q: What are procedures regarding welded repairs and construction requirements of boilers
and\or pressure vessels?
Q: What are the licensing requirements for boiler operators?
Q: What is the procedure if I cannot complete repairs to my boiler within the 45
days allotted to bring it into compliance?
For any information regarding boilers and pressure vessels you may contact: Boiler Inspection Division, 1515 Arapahoe St, Twr 2, Ste 750, Denver, Co 80202 Tele: 303-572-2900 or 2903 FAX: 303-620-4993