2011 Florida Statutes
554.103 Boiler code.—The department shall adopt by rule a State Boiler Code for the safe construction, installation, inspection, maintenance, and repair of boilers in this state. The rules adopted shall be based upon and shall at all times follow generally accepted nationwide engineering standards, formulas, and practices pertaining to boiler construction and safety.
(1) The department shall adopt an existing code for new construction and installation known as the Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, including all amendments and interpretations approved thereto by the Council on Codes and Standards of A.S.M.E. The department may adopt amendments and interpretations to the A.S.M.E. Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code approved by the A.S.M.E. Council on Codes and Standards subsequent to the adoption of the State Boiler Code, and when so adopted, such amendments and interpretations shall become a part of the State Boiler Code.
(2) The owner of any boiler placed in use in this state after October 1, 1987, shall submit the A.S.M.E. manufacturer’s data report on such boiler to the chief inspector not more than 90 days following the inservice date of the boiler.
(3) The maximum allowable working pressure of a boiler carrying the A.S.M.E. code symbol shall be determined by the applicable sections of the code under which it was constructed and stamped. Subject to the concurrence of the chief inspector, such boiler may be rerated in accordance with the standards of the State Boiler Code.
(4) The maximum allowable working pressure of a boiler which does not carry the A.S.M.E. code symbol shall be computed in accordance with the standards of the State Boiler Code.
(5) Nothing in ss. 554.1011-554.115 shall be construed to in any way prevent the use, sale, or reinstallation of a boiler if such boiler has been made to conform to the applicable provisions of the State Boiler Code governing existing installations and if, upon inspection, the boiler has been found to be in a safe condition.
History.—s. 3, ch. 87-361; s. 1, ch. 88-303; s. 4, ch. 91-429.