High Pressure Boiler Inspection Requirements

If you own a high-pressure boiler in New York City, you will be required to have an inspection done by a qualified boiler inspector in order to continue to own the boiler legally. The annual inspection cycle extends from Jan. 1 until Dec. 31 before starting over again. When you’re attempting to prepare for one of these inspections, it’s important that you’re aware of all that they entail so that you don’t need to go through the process more than once.

What Does a Boiler Inspection Entail?

High-pressure boilers are required to have two different inspections each year, which includes an external examination as well as an internal inspection. Both reviews will need to be completed annually, but it’s important that you obtain them at least six months apart from one another. Only an authorized insurance company can complete these inspections. Every facet of the boiler is inspected from the zone valve and damper operation to the status of the combustion motor. Inspectors also make sure that there are no leaks within the boiler.

Inspection Filing Requirements

All boiler inspection reports are required to be filed online for both types of inspections. It’s important that you file the report within 45 days after the inspection. If you fail the submit the report within 12 months after the inspection is completed, the inspection will expire, and you will be fined $1,000 for each of the two inspection types.

What to Do If You Fail an Inspection

If any defects are discovered during the external or internal inspections, they will need to be corrected within 180 days have passed of the original inspection. If you haven’t proved that the issues have been corrected within 180 days, a late penalty of $50 for each boiler will be allotted every month until the report is filed. Along with an annual inspection, it’s also essential that boiler owners renew their NYC certificate to operate every three years.