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Boiler & Pressure Vessel Bureau
Boiler inspection regulations were first established in 1921. These laws were later repealed by new regulations enacted in 1982.
The Oklahoma Department of Labor has jurisdiction over high-pressure boilers, low pressure steam and hot water boilers, other pressure vessels and licensing requirements for firms engaged in the repair, service and installation of boilers and pressure vessels. All boilers are to be inspected by either the state or an authorized insurance company at least once a year with high pressure boilers being inspected twice a year. Some pressure vessels are inspected every three years.
All inspectors are required to be commissioned by the National Board of Boilers and Pressure Vessels. Today, there are approximately 15,000 boilers and pressure vessels in use in Oklahoma with approximately 475 firms licensed to install, service and repair.