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2020 Boiler and Pressure Vessel Safety
Mission Statement To regulate the construction, installation, inspection and repair of boilers and pressure vessels to ensure conformity with all adopted safety codes and standards.
Program Goals and Objectives
  1. Maintain a complete set of records of all boilers and pressure vessels in the state that require registration and inspection.
    1. Review for conformity and process within divisional guidelines all inspection reports received by inspectors for accuracy.
    2. Train and assist all input operators as to the accepted data entry procedures when using the system.
    3. Purge the database monthly of old records no longer needed.
    4. Continue to utilize existing boiler/pressure vessel systems and audit periodically to ensure that only clean data is inputted and captured.
  2. Inspect all boilers and pressure vessels to the requirements of the Illinois Boiler Safety Act and administrative rules and verify compliance. Conduct standardized safety inspections to minimize risk to general public.
    1. Ensure that all inspectors are notified 60 days in advance of inspection certificate expiration date.
    2. Perform internal inspections on high-pressure boilers, certificate inspections on low-pressure boilers, and triennial inspections on pressure vessels.
    3. Notify owners and users when deficiencies are found and follow up to verify that corrective action has been taken.
    4. Make necessary arrangements to schedule required boiler and pressure vessel inspections before or on the due date.
    5. Distribute a monthly past due inspection list to all inspectors.
  3. Issue Certificates of Inspections to those owners and users who meet the state rules for continued safe operation.
    1. Ensure that all inspection reports are keyed when received.
    2. Ensure that all inspection invoices are mailed to the responsible party within 10 business days.
    3. Issue Certificates of Inspection as soon as payment is received.
    4. Verify that owners and users are posting certificates as required by law.
  4. Administer an inspector licensing program to make sure only competent individuals are conducting quality safety inspections.
    1. Verify that all applicants meet experience requirements for examination.
    2. Administer the National Board Examination four times per year to prospective candidates.
    3. Issue Certificates of Competency to inspectors who meet experience requirements and successfully pass examination.
    4. Maintain an up-to-date list of all license holders who perform inspections in Illinois.
  5. Ensure that only licensed organizations are performing welded repairs to boilers and pressure vessels.
    1. Issue a repairer license to those organizations meeting all the requirements.
    2. Periodically audit authorized repair concerns for compliance with rules.
    3. Review upon receipt all license applications for conformity with rules.
    4. Maintain accurate records of all licenses and permits issued.
  6. Continue the effective enforcement of Illinois statutes and rules as they relate to boilers and pressure vessels.
    1. Issue deficiency notices to owners of non-compliant boilers and pressure vessels.
    2. Conduct follow-up inspections of deficient boiler and pressure vessel units to verify compliance.
    3. Issue warning letters and notices of suspension for those failing to comply.
    4. Refer continued violators to the Attorney General's office for prosecution.
Source of Funds Fire Prevention Fund Statutory Authority 225 ILCS 203, 430 ILCS 75
Fiscal Year 2021 Target/Projected Fiscal Year 2020 Actual Fiscal Year 2020 Target/Projected Fiscal Year 2019 Actual Fiscal Year 2018 Actual
Input Indicators
Total expenditures - all sources (in thousands) $ 4,791.4 $ 3,763.1 $ 4,134.7 $ 3,706.0 $ 4,414.0
Total expenditures - state appropriated funds (in thousands) $ 4,791.4 $ 3,763.1 $ 4,134.7 $ 3,706.0 $ 4,414.0
Average monthly full-time equivalents 25 20 24 20 22
Output Indicators
Total number of active boilers and pressure vessels requiring inspections 99,324 99,052 99,247 98,943 99,090
Total number of inspections performed (a) 49,500 37,572 45,702 45,617 44,642
Outcome Indicators
Percentage of boiler and pressure vessels that are past due for an inspection (a) 3 % 4.44 % 3.25 % 3.53 % 1.86 %
Fiscal year 2020 inspections were lower due to the suspension of some inspections during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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