Any new, used or relocated boiler, pressure vessel (e.g. autoclave and steam generator), or piping installation shall be in accordance with the State of Maryland Boiler Rules and Regulations - Controls and Safety Devices for Automatically Fired Boilers (CSD-1). The Department of Environmental Safety (DES) will serve as a liaison between the chief boiler inspector from the State and the UMD department that owns the equipment.In order to comply with the regulation, the person responsible for the equipment within the UMD department that owns the equipment must ensure the following procedures:
Also assure that the installer of the autoclave (and boiler if included with the autoclave) sends the State of Maryland Notice of Installation form to the Maryland Chief Boiler Inspector at least 30 days before the installation of the equipment.
Send the information via campus mail to Jennifer Rous, Department of Environmental Safety, Occupational Safety and Health Unit, 3115 Chesapeake Bldg, via fax to (301) 314-9294 or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: UMD department that owns the equipment should not accept a new steam generator or autoclave unless these safety devices are installed. The State will not approve the operation of this equipment if any of the safety devices are not installed. Before sending a requisition to Purchasing, make sure the installation will comply with these safety requirements.
The units should have clearance space of 3 feet around it.
Initial inspection. This inspection has to be conducted once a new or used unit is installed or relocated. This inspection has to be done before the UMD department responsible for the equipment accepts the installation work from any of the parties involved.
The chief boiler inspector will ensure that the equipment complies with applicable regulations. The inspector will issue a report containing the results of the inspection and any necessary recommendations to correct deficiencies. DES will forward the report to the UMD department responsible for the equipment.
Once the initial inspection is conducted and the equipment is approved, the State will issue a certificate of operation. DES will receive this certificate, and a copy of it will be posted in a visible place near the equipment.
Annual inspections. Following the initial approval, DES will contact the department responsible for the equipment to schedule a bi-annual inspection of autoclaves and annual inspection of steam generators. Based on the inspection, the chief boiler inspector will issue a report containing the results of the inspection, and any necessary recommendations to correct deficiencies. Once the corrections have been made the State will renew the certificate of operation of the equipment.