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Title 8 . Labor and Workforce Development
Chapter 80 . Boiler and Pressure Vessel Construction Code
Section 10. Boiler and Pressure Vessel Construction Code

8 AAC 80.010. Boiler and Pressure Vessel Construction Code

(a) The department adopts by reference, to be applicable as described in (c) of this section, the following sections and addenda in the 1998 and 2001 editions of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers' Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code (ASME code) and addenda, as amended and interpreted as of December 1997 for the 1998 edition and July 2000 for the 2001 edition:

(1) Section I, Rules for Construction of Power Boilers;

(2) Section II, Materials;

(3) Section IV, Rules for Construction of Heating Boilers;

(4) Section V, Nondestructive Examination;

(5) Section VI, Recommended Rules for Care and Operation of Heating Boilers;

(6) Section VII, Recommended Guidelines for the Care of Power Boilers;

(7) Section VIII, Rules for Construction of Pressure Vessels;

(8) Section IX, Qualification Standard for Welding & Brazing Procedures, Welders, Brazers, and Welding and Brazing Operators;

(9) Section X, Fiber Reinforced Plastic Pressure Vessels.

(b) Repealed 5/12/82.

(c) In accordance with AS 18.60.190 (b), the 1998 edition of the provisions adopted by reference in (a) of this section are permissive until 9/25/2003, at which date they become mandatory. The provisions of the 1998 edition of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code adopted by reference in (a) of this section do not apply after 9/24/2003.

(d) Canadian registration number (CRN) vessels that are designed and constructed in conformance with the ASME Code, but do not bear the ASME symbol, will be approved for use upon receipt of the manufacturer's data sheet.

(e) A boiler or pressure vessel fabricated for installation in this state in accordance with AS 18.60.180 - 18.60.390 must bear a National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors registration number. Cast iron heating boilers are exempt from the requirements of this subsection.

History: In effect before 7/28/59; am 4/22/73, Register 45; am 11/22/75, Register 56; am 6/11/78, Register 66; am 5/12/82, Register 82; am 6/21/84, Register 90; am 10/21/92, Register 124; am 12/17/99, Register 152; am 11/1/2000, Register 156; am 9/25/2002, Register 163

Authority: AS 18.60.180

Editor's note: The American Society of Mechanical Engineers' Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, adopted by reference in 8 AAC 80.010, available for public review at the Mechanical Inspection Section, Division of Labor Standards and Safety, Department of Labor and Workforce Development, 3301 Eagle Street, P.O. Box 107020, Anchorage, AK 99510-7020, phone (907) 269-4925, and may be obtained by contacting the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Three Park Avenue, New York, NY 10016.

As of Register 151 (October 1999), the regulations attorney made technical revisions under AS 44.62.125 (b)(6) to reflect the name change of the Department of Labor to the Department of Labor and Workforce Development made by ch. 58, SLA 1999 and the corresponding title change of the commissioner of labor.


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