815 KAR 15:060. Nuclear vessel requirements.

 

      RELATES TO: KRS Chapter 236

      STATUTORY AUTHORITY: KRS 236.030

      NECESSITY, FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: KRS 236.030 authorizes the executive director, through the Board of Boiler Rules, to fix reasonable standards for the safe construction, installation, inspection and repair of boilers and pressure piping. This administrative regulation sets forth the basic requirements for nuclear vessels. This amendment is necessary to clarify language in accordance with KRS Chapter 13A.

 

      Section 1. Nuclear Vessels. (1) ASME, National Board stamping. All nuclear vessels covered under the scope of Section III of the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code shall be constructed, stamped and installed in accordance with the boiler safety rules of the latest edition of the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, Section III, together with the addenda and code cases. These vessels shall be registered with the National Board and stamped to indicate their registration.

      (2) Responsibilities of parties involved.

      (a) The various parties involved in the work of producing vessels under Section III of the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code have definite responsibilities in meeting code requirements. The owner requiring that a vessel or vessels be designed, constructed, tested and certified to be a code vessel in compliance with the code shall provide a diagram of each vessel, a specification related to operating conditions in sufficient detail to provide a complete basis for design, construction and inspection in accordance with the code. The diagram shall be treated as a data report form and attached to the other data forms to create a master report which shall be registered with the Boiler Inspection Section, Office of the State Fire Marshal, Office of Housing, Buildings and Construction, 101 Sea Hero Road, Suite 100, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601-5405.

      (b) Design specifications certified. The design specifications shall be certified as to compliance with the above requirements and Section III, ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code by a registered professional engineer experienced in nuclear pressure vessel design.

      (3) Inspections and tests.

      (a) It shall be the duty of the inspector to make all inspections specified by the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, Section III and other inspections and tests he determines are necessary to verify that the equipment is fabricated and installed in accordance with requirements of the code.

      (b) Inspections and tests of nuclear vessels shall be made only by a national board inspector qualified as an inspection specialist, nuclear, under Section III, ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code.

      (4) Field inspections.

      (a) Upon completion of installation, the vessel and associated piping shall be inspected by a national board inspector qualified as engineering specialist, nuclear, under Article N-612, Section III, ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code and commissioned to inspect pressure vessels in this Commonwealth. At the time of initial inspection, a vessel composed of two (2) or more pressure retaining compartments shall constitute one (1) complete unit for the purpose of assigning and stamping the serial number thereon.

      (b) Recurring inspections. Recurring inspections of nuclear vessels in service shall be made only by an inspector or inspectors qualified as above. (Recodified from 806 KAR 50:175, 7-5-78; Am. 20 Ky.R. 2738; eff. 5-18-94; TAm eff. 8-9-2007.)