Govt to soon finalise rules for boiler inspection
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Last Updated: Thursday, February 11, 2010, 23:47
New Delhi: The government on Thursday said it will soon finalise rules for third-party inspection of boilers, a move that will benefit wide spectrum of industries especially in power and refinery sectors.

"We will be able to finalise regulations (for inspection by third parties) in about three months time which includes statutory period of 45 days for pre-publication," the commerce and industry ministry said in a statement.

The Central Boiler Board has already finalised the basis on which the rules and regulations for inspection of boilers by the third parties and competent persons would be framed, the statement added.

After coming into force, the regulations would lead to a "simplified and more accessible user friendly framework for the administration of the Boilers Act and also protect manufacturers/users interest without sacrificing the safety of the boilers".

The new norms, it added, would benefit industries in sectors like power, chemicals, refineries, steel, paper and sugar.

The Boilers Act provides for safety of life and property from the danger of explosion of boilers. The Act also provide for registration and inspection of boilers during operation and maintenance.


First Published: Thursday, February 11, 2010, 23:47

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