If regulated equipment is in non-compliance with a rule, code or standard referenced in BPV rules, and it is not possible to comply with the rule, code or standard, what options are available to an owner or user of the equipment other than

Published 02/16/2011 01:41 PM   |    Updated 02/16/2011 01:41 PM
If regulated equipment is in non-compliance with a rule, code or standard referenced in BPV rules, and it is not possible to comply with the rule, code or standard, what options are available to an owner or user of the equipment other than replacement?
If a regulated boiler or pressure vessel is found to be in a condition of non-compliance with one or more provisions of a rule, code or standard promulgated by or adopted by the Rules Board, the owner or user of that regulated vessel must request a variance from the Boiler and Pressure Vessel Rules Board from that non-conforming condition. No regulated boiler or pressure vessel may be continued in use unless it is either fully compliant with all Rules and Adopted Standards as noted above, or unless variance has been sought and gained from the Rules Board, specific to whatever condition or conditions cause the vessel not to comply with one or more provisions of adopted rules or standards as noted above. If it is necessary for an owner or user to seek variance for a regulated boiler or pressure vessel, instruction sheets applicable to either; standard vessels or non-standard vessels are available from the Boiler and Pressure Vessel Safety Section to assist applicants in the variance process.
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