House File 299 - Introduced HOUSE FILE 299 BY PETTENGILL A BILL FOR An Act concerning boiler inspections. 1 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 2 TLSB 2222YH (2) 85 je/sc
H.F. 299 Section 1. Section 89.3, subsection 8, Code 2013, is amended 1 to read as follows: 2 8. Internal inspections Inspections of unfired steam 3 pressure vessels operating in excess of fifteen pounds per 4 square inch and low pressure steam boilers shall be conducted 5 once every two years. External inspections shall be conducted 6 annually at least once each calendar year . The inspections 7 conducted over each two-year period shall include an external 8 inspection conducted while the boiler is operating and an 9 internal inspection, where construction permits. No more than 10 one inspection shall be conducted over a six-month period. 11 An internal inspection of an unfired steam pressure vessel 12 or low pressure steam boiler may be required at any time by 13 the commissioner upon the observation by an inspector of 14 conditions, enumerated by the commissioner through rules, 15 warranting an internal inspection. 16 Sec. 2. Section 89.4, subsection 1, Code 2013, is amended by 17 adding the following new paragraphs: 18 NEW PARAGRAPH . j. An electric boiler with a water capacity 19 of six gallons or less that is used as an integral part of an 20 espresso coffee machine, cappuccino coffee machine, or cleaning 21 machine. 22 NEW PARAGRAPH . k. Continuous coil-type boilers used only 23 for steam vapor cleaning, to which all of the following apply: 24 (1) The size of the tubing or pipe, with no drums or 25 headers attached, does not exceed three-fourths of one inch in 26 diameter. 27 (2) Nominal water capacity of the boiler does not exceed six 28 gallons. 29 (3) Water temperature in the boiler does not exceed three 30 hundred fifty degrees Fahrenheit. 31 (4) Steam is not generated within the coil. 32 EXPLANATION 33 This bill provides for required inspections of unfired steam 34 pressure vessels operating in excess of 15 pounds per square 35 -1- LSB 2222YH (2) 85 je/sc 1/ 2
H.F. 299 inch to occur at least once a year. The bill provides that 1 such inspections shall include one internal inspection and one 2 external inspection in each two-year period. The bill provides 3 that such inspections shall occur no more than once every six 4 months. The bill also applies this requirement to low pressure 5 steam boilers. 6 The bill provides for two additional exemptions from 7 Code chapter 89 governing boilers and unfired steam pressure 8 vessels. The bill exempts an electric boiler with a water 9 capacity of six gallons or less that is used as an integral 10 part of an espresso coffee machine, cappuccino coffee machine, 11 or cleaning machine. The bill also exempts continuous 12 coil-type boilers used only for steam vapor cleaning that meet 13 certain criteria. 14 -2- LSB 2222YH (2) 85 je/sc 2/ 2