Boiler Safety Board Meeting Minutes February 27, 2017

BOILER AND PRESSURE  VESSEL BOARD
Meeting Minutes
February 23,2017

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

XI.  Adjournment

Ms. Uehling moved to adjourn; Mr. Fehr seconded the motion and it was approved unanimously. Board adjourned  at 11:10 AM.

Respectfully submitted,

Susan Oltrogge, Secretary

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