Code of Maryland Regulations
Title 09 - MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Subtitle 12 - DIVISION OF LABOR AND INDUSTRY
Chapter 09.12.01 - Board of Boiler Rules
09.12.01.17 - Installation

Universal Citation: MD Code Reg 09.12.01.17

09.12.01.17. Installation

A. A new or used boiler, pressure vessel, or piping installation or reinstallation shall be installed in accordance with this chapter.

B. Notice of Installation.

(1) At least 30 days before installing or reinstalling a boiler or pressure vessel, the installer shall file with the chief boiler inspector written notice of the installation.

(2) To obtain a waiver, the installer shall file a written waiver request with the chief boiler inspector:

(a) Installer's name, company name, contact person, address, telephone number, fax number, and email address;

(b) Owner's name, company name, contact person, street address, telephone numbers, fax number, and email address;

(c) User's name, company name, contact person, street address, telephone numbers, fax number, and email address;

(d) Name of the location where the boiler or pressure vessel is installed, company name, contact person, street address, telephone numbers, fax number, and email address;

(e) Type and use of boiler or pressure vessel;

(f) If a boiler, the type of fuel;

(g) If a pressure vessel, the pressurized fluid;

(h) The minimum required safety valve capacity;

(i) If the boiler or pressure vessel is greater than 30 boiler horsepower input or 1,000,000 Btu/hr minimum required safety valve capacity, and operates at greater than 15 psig, the name and Maryland license number of the stationary engineer responsible for the boiler or pressure vessel;

(j) Manufacturer, date of manufacture, National Board number, and manufacturer's serial number;

(k) Construction code and section and stamp;

(I) Name and contact information of the authorized inspection agency for the installation;

(m) Planned date of installation, and planned date of startup; and

(n) Whether a waiver of the 30 day notice requirement under subsection c of this section is requested, with a detailed explanation.

C. Waiver of 30-day Notice Requirement.

(1) If emergency or unusual circumstances are established by the installer, the chief boiler inspector shall waive the 30-day notice requirement.

(2) To obtain a waiver, the installer shall file a written waiver request with the Chief Boiler Inspector as soon as the emergency or unusual circumstances arise; and give a detailed explanation of the emergency or unusual circumstances.

(3) If the Chief Boiler Inspector grants a waiver under this section, the Chief Boiler Inspector shall also advise the installer of when the notice is due.

D. Except for an existing boiler or pressure vessel being reinstalled, or as otherwise provided by this regulation, a boiler or pressure vessel may not be installed unless:

(1) The boiler or pressure vessel has been constructed, inspected and stamped in accordance with the ASME Code and registered with the National Board;

(2) The boiler or pressure vessel has been:

(a) Constructed, inspected and stamped in accordance with the ASME Code;

(b) Inspected and the inspector recommends acceptance; and

(c) The Chief Boiler Inspector accepts the inspector's recommendation; or

(3) The boiler or pressure vessel has been constructed equal to or greater than Maryland standards and:

(a) The person intending to construct or install the boiler or pressure vessel:

(i) Applies to the Chief Boiler Inspector for approval prior to installation; and

(ii) Together with the application files the manufacturer's data report covering construction of the boiler or pressure vessel;

(b) An inspector inspects the boiler or pressure vessel during construction and approves the design, materials, fabrication, welding, welding specification, welder's qualifications, processes and workmanship; and

(c) The Chief Boiler Inspector approves the boiler or pressure vessel and its installation.

E. Reinstallation

(1) A used boiler or pressure vessel not moved to another state for use, or repair, or alteration may be reinstalled if the:

(a) Owner applies to the Chief Boiler Inspector for permission;

(b) Owner submits documents required by the Chief Boiler Inspector; and

(c) Chief Boiler Inspector approves the reinstallation.

(2) A used standard boiler or pressure vessel, if moved outside the state for use, repair, or alteration, may be reinstalled if the:

(a) Owner applies to the Chief Boiler Inspector for permission;

(b) Owner submits documents required by the Chief Boiler Inspector; and

(c) Chief Boiler Inspector approves the reinstallation.

(3) A used nonstandard boiler or pressure vessel, if moved outside the State for use, repair or alteration, may be reinstalled in Maryland if the:

(a) Owner applies to the Chief Boiler Inspector and the Board for permission;

(b) Owner submits documents required by the Chief Boiler Inspector and the Board; and

(c) The Board of Boiler Rules approves the reinstallation.

(4) Fittings and appliances of a stationary boiler or pressure vessel which is moved and reinstalled shall comply with the requirements for new installations.

(Regulations .17 adopted effective June 1, 1989 (16:10 Md. R. 1106)
Regulation .17A amended effective October 11, 1993 (20:20 Md. R. 1569)
Regulation .17A amended as an emergency provision effective July 14. 1999 (26:16 Md. R. 1237); amended permanently effective October 4, 1999 (26:20 Md. R. 1545)
Regulation .17E amended effective September 1, 1989 (16:16 Md. R. 1749)
Regulation .17C amended effective December 12, 2002 (29:24 Md. R. 1919); amended effective 45:8 Md. R. 419, eff. 4/23/2018)
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