NBIC: National Board Inspector Certification

Do you know if your pressure vessel is in compliance with Pennsylvania boiler and unfired pressure vessel law? If not, Encorus’s Mechanical Integrity Group can offer NBIC inspections! This means that our Mechanical Integrity personnel are now trained and certified to perform inspections of pressure vessels in the state of Pennsylvania to determine if they are in compliance with state code.

According to the National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors website, “The National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors was created in 1919 to promote greater safety to life and property through uniformity in the construction, installation, repair, maintenance, and inspection of pressure equipment. The National Board membership oversees adherence to laws, rules, and regulations relating to boilers and pressure vessels. The National Board Members are the chief boiler inspectors representing most states and all provinces of North America, as well as many major cities in the United States”.

With this certification, Encorus will be a NBIC in-service pressure vessel inspection provider. We can inspect vessels that are currently in service, and certify that they are in satisfactory condition according to Pennsylvania law. The Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry requires that all pressure vessels are compliant with code ANSI/NB 23 to ensure the safe operation of the vessel. NBIC inspections should be schedules and conducted regularly every 36 months. The NBIC inspector qualification applies to other state and federal jurisdictions as well.

If you have a need for NBIC inspections for your pressure vessels, please contact Director of Inspection Services Keith Taylor at (716) 592-3980 ext 143, or at ktaylor@encorus.com. For more information about our Mechanical Integrity Group, please visit https://www.encorus.com/mechanical-integrity-inspection/.