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Boiler Safety

The Boiler Safety Program is responsible for the administration and enforcement of Florida Statute 554, "The Boiler Safety Act." and Chapter 69A-51, Florida Administrative Code which provides boiler safety rules to safeguard life, limb, and property by specific minimum standards for construction, installation, operation, maintenance, and repairs of boilers located at public assembly locations.

Boilers are inspected by the deputy boiler inspectors employed by the state and special inspectors employed by the companies authorized to write insurance in the State of Florida. The Boiler Safety Program issues Certificates of Compliance to those boilers passing inspection. A Certificate of Compliance is valid for one year for high pressure boilers and two years for a low pressure boiler.


Click HERE to access information related to boilers registered with

Florida's Boiler Safety Program.


For more information about the State of Florida Boiler Safety Program, contact us at:

 

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Commonly Asked Questions

How do I request a boiler inspection? Most boilers are insured. Insurance is typically called Boiler & Machinery Insurance or Equipment Breakdown Coverage. Companies providing boiler insurance are required to perform inspections of boilers so insured. Your insurance agent can provide information about coverage, the insurance company name and phone number, and can request an inspection on your behalf directly to the underwriter.

How often do boilers require inspection? Bolers located in "Places of Public Assembly" as defined under The Boiler Safety Act and no otherwise "Exempt" are required to be inspected.

High pressure boilers normally receive an internal inspection once per year and an external inspection once per year. Certificates are valid for 12 months providing all required inspections are performed in a timely manner.

Low pressure boilers require internal inspections (if construction of the boiler so permits) and external inspections. Certificates are valid for 24 months from the certificate inspection.

How do I know if my boiler has a violation or unpaid fees? You can access information related to your registered boiler by searching our the Bureau of Fire Prevention's Public Portal and selecting Search for a Boiler.

I've received a violation requiring submital of the ASME Data Report for my boiler. Where do I get it? Your installer should contact the boiler manufacturer who will provide a copy. Here is an example data report.

What do I do once I have the ASME Data Report? Send a copy to your boiler inspector. He will verifiy it is the correct report for the boiler inspected and forward it to the Boiler Safety Program.

Should my hotel/condo hot water heater be inspected? Your hot water heater being used for potable water (showers, sinks, etc) is "Exempt" if it meets the exemptions described under s. 554.109 (2), Florida Statutes.

Forms

The application to obtain a Florida boiler inspector certificate of competency can be accessed here: DFS-K3-404 (Word doc); DFS-K3-404 (pdf).  The application to take the Florida boiler inspector examination can be found here: DFS-K3-2014(Word doc); DFS-K3-2014 (pdf)  Tests must be requested in advance and are given four times a year, as needed.

Inspection Reports (special inspector use only):

Form DI4-380 (1st inspection)

Form DI4-379 (Reinspection)

Other:

Petition for Declaratory Statement (Non-mandatory)

Photo Gallery

A manually operated remote shutdown switch located just outside the boiler room door

Scale removed from a high pressure steam boiler during the internal cleaning/inspection.

Lockable Disconnect - (electrical power)

      Declaratory Statements, Variances/Waivers, Meetings     

 

DECLARATORY STATEMENTS

All Children's Hospital 113821-10 Full Statement
The Declaratory Statement concludes that the subject property is subject to the Boiler Code because it is located on the hospital campus, and serves the hospital. The definitions of “public assembly locations” and “other locations open to the general public,” make clear that areas surrounding the hospital where the public is allowed or invited to gather are included.

Rex S. Burch on Behalf of the United States General Services Adminstration

117932-11-FM Full Statement

The Declaratory Statement concludes that the Boiler Safety act does not require a certificate f compentency for companies or personnel performing boiler inspections at federally owned property unless Congress has provided that such property is subject to state boiler inspection laws.

 

PETITIONS FOR VARIANCES OR WAIVERS:

120570 Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County - Pet for Variance: Order Granting Petition for Variance or Waiver

 

MEETINGS

1. Notice of Proposed Rule Workshop

Subject: Carbon monoxide hazards from boilers in public lodging establishments that contain sleeping rooms.

Date: August 6, 2013

Time: 1:30 p.m. − 4:00 p.m.

Place: Third Floor Conference Room, The Atrium Building, 325 John Knox Road, Tallahassee, FL.

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2. Notice of Proposed Rule Workshop

Subject: The subject area is procedures for obtaining approval from the Division of State Fire Marshal to use boilers that do not meet the specific requirements of the State Boiler Code.

Date: August 13, 2013

Time: 1:30 p.m. − 4:30 p.m.

Place:116 Larson Building, 200 East Gaines Street, Tallahassee, Florida

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