BOILER AND PRESSURE VESSEL BOARD
I. Call to Order
Vice Chairperson Mr. Bob Brecke called the meeting to order at 10:06 a.m. in the Conference Room at 150 Des Moines Street, Des Moines, Iowa.
II. Roll Call
Members Present: Bob Brecke, Kathleen Uehling, Amy lies, Tim Fehr, Frank Ballantini and Susan Oltrogge
Members Absent: Lynne Rush and Thomas Dye
Ill. Approval of Agenda
Ms. Uehling moved to approve the draft agenda. Ms. lies seconded the motion and it was approved unanimously.
IV. Approval of Minutes
Ms. Uehling moved to approve the minutes of the December 15, 2016, meeting. Ms. Oltrogge seconded the motion and it was approved unanimously.
V. Report from Subcommittees
Appurtenances - The sub-committee has met twice. Plans are to clarify with rule change.
Inspector Pay - The sub-committee met once. Consensus is the pay is too low to attract and maintain inspectors. Plans to move forward were discussed.
Division of Labor- Interviews have been conducted for the Chief Boiler Inspector. Adding a fourth inspector has been put on hold.
VI. Discussion Topics
First operation of new installation - Ms. Rush was questioned about this by a contractor. Board agreed no change was needed. A boiler can be fired up for testing and for inspection before the boiler has passed inspection and before an operating certificate has been issued. Discussion will be continued next meeting when Ms. Rush is present.
Customary Units rule 91.17 -The board discussed the issue and decided it is possible to comply with both ASME and our rule, so no change is necessary.
Rules Review - Each Board member will review specific chapters and report at the next meeting.
Chapter 95 - Ms. lies Chapters 80, 81 & 85 - Ms. Uehling
Chapter 82 - Mr. Ballantini Chapter 84 - Ms. Baustian
Chapter 91 - Mr. Brecke Chapter 96 - Mr. Dye
Chapters 83 & 90 - Ms. Rush Chapters 93 & 94 - Ms. Oltrogge
Chapter 92 - Mr. Fehr
VII. Public Comment - none
VIII. Communications - none
IX. Next Meeting
Thursday, March 23, 2017 10:00 AM -150 Des Moines St
X. Agenda Items for Next Meeting -
Report from Sub-Committee on Appurtenances Report from Sub-Committee on Inspector's Salary Inspections and Operation of New Installations Rules Review
Ms. Uehling moved to adjourn; Mr. Fehr seconded the motion and it was approved unanimously. Board adjourned at 11:10 AM.
Susan Oltrogge, Secretary