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Online Registration and Renewal of Cetificates of Boilers and Economisers are mandatory w.e.f. 30.05.2017.
Online Approval of Boiler Manufacturer / Erector and Renewal thereof are mandatory w.e.f. 17.08.2017.
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Boiler” means a pressure vessel in which steam is generated for use external to itself by application of heat which is wholly or partly under pressure when steam is shut off but does not include a pressure vessel-

(i) with capacity less than 25 litres (such capacity being measured from the feed check valve to the main steam stop valve);

(ii) with less than one kilogram per centimetre square design gauge pressure; or

(iii) in which water is heated below one hundred degrees centigrade.

Steam pipe means any pipe through which steam passes, if --

(i) the pressure at which steam passes through such pipe exceeds 3.5 kilogram per square centimetres above atmospheric pressure; or

(ii) such pipe exceeds 254 millimetres in internal diameter and the pressure of steam exceeds one kilogram per square centimetres above the atmospheric pressure, and includes in either case any connected fitting of a steam pipe.

Superheater means any equipment which is partly or wholly exposed to flue gases for the purpose of raising the temperature of steam beyond the saturation temperature at that pressure and includes a reheater.

Owner includes any person possessing or using a boiler as agent of the owner thereof and any person using a boiler which he has hired or obtained on loan from the owner thereof.

Feed pipe means any pipe or connected fitting which is wholly or partly under pressure through which feed water passes directly to a boiler and which does not form an integral part thereof.

Economiser means any part of a feed pipe that is wholly or partially exposed to the action of flue gases for the purpose of recovery of waste heat.

Second Class Boiler Attendants’ Eligibility Criteria (As per Boiler Attendants’ Rule,2011)

   
Qualification: Matriculation or equivalent
Experience: 2 years experience as Fireman or Assistant Fireman or Operator or Assistant Operator of a steam boiler or 3 years as Fitter where boilers are manufactured or erected or operated or repaired out of which he should have served as Assistant Fireman for at least for one year Or 2 years experience in Small Industrial Boiler for ITI certificate holders
Age: Not less than 18 years
Photograph: 2 copies of recent self attested passport size (50mmX65mm) photograph signed on the back side by the candidate.
Character Certificate: From the Employer
Fees: Rs.300 by On-Line through IFMS-GRIPS Portal in the Inspection Head.
Documents: One set of self attested copy of all relevant documents.
N.O.C: From the Director of Boilers of the Concerned State for the candidates of other states.

First Class Boiler Attendants’ Eligibility Criteria (As per Boiler Attendants’ Rule,2011)

   
Qualification: Second Class Boiler Attendant Certificate
Experience: 2 years experience as boiler attendant as Second Class Certificate of Competency in sole working charge of a Boiler whose heating surface is not less than 50 square meter or 3 years Training Certificate including one year apprentice in boiler related job and one year service with Second class Certificate of Competency with boiler having heating surface greater than 50 square meters.
Age: Not less than 20 years
Photograph: 2 copies of recent self attested passport size (50mmX65mm) photograph signed on the back side by the candidate.
Character Certificate: From the Employer.
Fees: Rs.500 by On-Line through IFMS-GRIPS Portal in the Inspection Head.
Documents: One set of self attested copy of all relevant documents.
N.O.C: From the Director of Boilers of the Concerned State for the candidates of other states.
   
Qualification: Degree or Diploma in Mechanical Engineering/ Electrical Engineering/ Chemical Engineering/ Power Plant Engineering/ Production Engineering/ Instrumentation Engineering
Experience: For Degree holders : 2 years
For Diploma Holders : 5 years
For Degree/PG Diploma from National Power Training Institute : 1 year
Age: Not less than 23 years
Photograph: 2 copies of recent self attested passport size (50mmX65mm) photograph signed on the back side by the candidate.
Character Certificate: From the Employer.
Fees: Rs.1500 by On-Line thorough IFMS-GRIPS Portal in the Inspection Head.
Documents: One set of self attested copy of all relevant documents.
N.O.C: From the Director of Boilers of the Concerned State for candidates of other states.

Standard Operating Procedure for Registration/Erection of Boilers:

1) Submission of registration folder along with application for registration/erection of boiler.

2) Erection Meeting for registration/erection of the boiler.

3) Submission of requisite fees and Travelling Allowances for registration/erection.

4) Approval of drawing of pipe lines.

5) Approval of contractor/erector.

6) Welding Procedure Specification approval.

7) Simulation Test of Welders.

8) Material inspection of boiler and pipe lines.

9) Physical and chemical testing of pipe lines

10) Fit-up inspection of pressure parts of boiler and pipe lines.

11) Inspection after completion of welding and NDT marking for boiler and pipe lines.

12) Submission of satisfactory NDT report.

13) Post weld heat treatment if required.

14) PMI testing for all alloy steel materials of boiler and pipe lines.

15) Approval of pressure parts calculation of boiler.

16) Hydraulic test of boiler and pipe lines.

17) Approval of form-IIIA of pipe lines.

18) Issue of Provisional certificate of boiler.

19) Steam Test of boiler.

20) Allotment of registration number of boiler.

21) Engraving of registration number of boiler.

Standard Operating Procedure for Erection of Steam and Feed Pipe Lines:

1) Erection Meeting for installation of pipe lines.

2) Approval of drawing of pipe lines.

3) Submission of application for erection of pipe lines.

4) Submission of requisite Travelling Allowances for erection of pipe lines.

5) Approval of contractor/erector.

6) Welding Procedure Specification approval.

7) Simulation Test of Welders.

8) Material inspection of pipe lines.

9) Physical and chemical testing of pipe lines

10) Fit-up inspection of pressure parts of pipe lines.

11) Inspection after completion of welding and NDT marking for pipe lines.

12) Submission of satisfactory NDT report.

13) Post weld heat treatment if required.

14) PMI testing for all alloy steel materials of pipe lines.

15) Hydraulic test of pipe lines.

16) Submission of form-IIIA of pipe lines along with requisite fees for inspection.

17) Approval of form-IIIA of pipe lines.

18) Issue of Identification Number for pipe lines.

19) Engraving of Identification number of pipe lines.

Rate of Travelling Allowances for Registration/Erection of Boiler.

Sl. No Heating Surface Range ( M2 ) No of T.A Rate of T.A
(Rs.)
Total amount of T.A (Rs.)
1 Upto 250 6 800 4800
2 251---500 8 800 6400
3 501---2000 15 800 12000
4 2001---4000 20 800 16000
5 4001---10000 25 800 20000
6 10001---15000 30 800 24000
7 15001---20000 35 800 28000
8 20001---30000 40 800 32000
9 30001---60000 50 800 40000
11 60001---75000 70 800 56000
12 Above  75000 100 800 80000
N.B: No of T.A may be increased depending on the number of visits required.

Fee for Registration/Erection: The Registration Fee is as per Regulation 385 of IBR-1950.
Fee for inspection under registration/erection: Four times as per regulation 385A of IBR, 1950.

Inspection fee for pipes.—

(a) For the pipes of nominal bore not exceeding 100 mm inclusive of all fittings excepting fittings like de-superheaters, steam-receivers, feed heaters and separately fired superheaters Rs. 500 for 30 metres of pipe or part thereof.

 

(b) For pipes of nominal bore exceeding 100 mm inclusive of all fittings excepting fittings like de-superheaters, steam receivers, feed heaters and separately fired superheaters Rs. 1200 for 30 metres or part thereof .

 

Class - II Pipe Line:-

The pipe line is said to be class-II pipe line if any of the following limits is not exceeded:-

For steam pipe lines:

Design Pressure : 17.6 kg/cm2

Design Temperature : 218 deg.C

 

For feed pipe lines:

Design Pressure : 24.6 kg/cm2

Design Temperature : 218 deg.C

The pipe line is said to be class-I pipe line if any of the following limits is exceeded:-

For steam pipe lines:

 

Design Pressure : 17.6 kg/cm2

 

 

Design Temperature : 218 deg.C

 

 

For feed pipe lines:

 

 

Design Pressure : 24.6 kg/cm2

 

 

Design Temperature : 218 deg.C

 

If any accident occurs to a boiler or boiler component, the owner or person in charge thereof shall within twenty- four hours of the accident, report the same in writing to the Inspector.

If any person fails to report an accident to a boiler or steam pipe when so required by The Boilers Act-1923, shall be punishable with imprisonment which may extend to two years or with fine which may extend to one lakh rupees, or with both.

No structural alteration, addition or renewal shall be made to any boiler registered under this Act unless such alteration, addition or renewal has been sanctioned in writing by the Chief Inspector.

Shall be punishable with imprisonment which may extend to two years or with fine which may extend to one lakh rupees, or with both.

An order of the Central Government or of the Chief Inspector, or of a Deputy Chief Inspect or, of an Inspector shall be final and shall not be called in question in any court.

1) The Boilers Act-1923

2) Indian Boiler Regulations-1950

3) West Bengal Boiler Rules-1963

4) The Boiler Operation Engineers' Rule-2011

5) The Boiler Attendants' Rule-2011

6) West Bengal Economiser Rules.

A boiler will come under the purview of The Boilers Act-1923 when all the following conditions are satisfied:-

(i) The capacity of the pressure vessel in which steam is generated for use external to itself by application of heat should be greater than or equal to 25 litres.

(ii) The working Pressure should be greater than or equal to 1 kg/cm2.

(iii) Water should be heated at or above 100 degree centigrade.

i) The owner should purchase a boiler which is constructed as per the Indian Boiler Regulations-1950 and with relevant IBR certificate.

ii) The owner should apply for registration/erection of the boiler to the Inspecting Authority of the concerned State where the boiler will be installed. ( For W.B, Director of Boilers, Directorate of Boilers, 8th floor, N. S. Building, 1,K.S.Roy Road, Kolkata-700001).

iii) The owner should offer the boiler for inspection in different stages during erection.

iv) The owner should get the certificate from the Directorate of Boilers to run the boiler.

v) The owner should renew the certificate generally after one year.

i) Second Class Boiler Attendant When Heating Surface area of the Boiler <=200 m2

ii) First Class Boiler Attendant When Heating Surface area of the Boiler <=1000 m2

iii) Boiler Operation Engineer can be in charge of a Boiler of any capacity.

The main functions of the Boiler Directorate are as follows:

 

1) Scrutiny and approval of design, material and drawings of boilers.

 

We are having a Drawing Cell in the Head Office at Kolkata. Here drawings of pressure parts of boiler, valves, flanges and other mountings and fittings are scrutinized and sunsequently approval is given for manufacturing.

 

2) Inspection and certification of boiler under construction.

 

After approval of drawing boilers are manufactured in the works of the manufacturer as per dimensions and specifications contained in the approved drawings under the guidance of our visiting Inspectors. During manufacturing the boiler is inspected in different stages like -

Material inspection

Fit-up inspection

Inspection after completion of welding and marking for radiography

Witnessing/Reviewing of NDT or NDT reports.

Reviewing of Stress Relieving Chart.

Hydraulic test.

Final inspection and stamping.

 

3) Inspection of boilers during Registration/Erection.

 

After manufacturing of the boiler it is despatched for erection at the site. Here also we inspect the boiler at different stages of erection like- Material inspection

Fit-up inspection

Inspection after completion of welding and marking for radiography

Witnessing/Reviewing of NDT or NDT reports.

Reviewing of Stress Relieving Chart.

Hydraulic test.

Steam test.

 

4) Annual inspection and certification of boilers while in use.

 

Every boiler, generally, after running for one year, is inspected annually for checking its healthiness and certification. The boilers are inspected thoroughly in dry condition and then hydraulic test is carried out. If the boiler is found satisfactory certificate is issued for another one year. If any defect is detected, repair is suggested. After repairing the boiler under our supervision, certificate of the boiler is issued.

 

5) Destructive and Non-Destructive testing of parts of boiler.

 

Different destructive and non-destructive testing of pressure parts of the boiler are carried out in our Testing Laboratory at Taratala as well as in the makers' premises and at site. The different types of tests which are done for the boilers are as follows:

 

Destructive Test: Non-Destructive Test:
Tensile Test Ultrasonic Test
Bend Test Radiographic Examination
Microscopic Examination Liquid Penetrant Test
Macroscopic Examination Magnetic Particle Test
Impact Test Metallography
Chemical Test Ultrasonic Thickness Measurement
Hardness Test  

 

 

6) To conduct Boiler Operation Engineers' Examination.

 

We generally conduct the BOE examination atleast twice in a year. About 100-150 nos of candidates sit for this examination each time from our State and also from other states.

 

7) To conduct First Class Boiler Attendants' Examination.

 

We conduct First Class Boiler Attendants Examination thrice in a year. About 50 nos of candidates sit for this examination in each time.

 

8) To conduct Second Class Boiler Attendants' Examination.

 

We also conduct Second Class Boiler Attendants Examination thrice in a year. About 100 nos of candidates sit for this examination in each time.

 

9) Certification of IBR welders.

 

Every welder engaged in welding of pressure parts of the boiler must have valid certificate as per IBR-1950.We conduct the Welders' Test and issue certificate as per IBR.

 

10) To conduct Remnant Life Assessment of boilers.

 

We also conduct the residual life assessment of boilers after a specified period of life of boiler as prescribed in the Indian Boiler Regulations, 1950 in conjunction with the agencies approved by the Central Boilers Board.

 

11) Transfer of ownership of boiler.

 

When any boiler is transferred to this state, the boiler is registered in the Boiler Register noting brief description of the boiler and the transfer of ownership is made after verifying the documents and conducting physical verification of the boiler at the new owners premises.

 

12) Registration/Erection of boilers as per IBR-1950.

 

New boilers are registered as per IBR-1950 after verifying the documents and conducting inspection at various stages of erection and certification.

 

13) Welders' Training Centre .

 

Two number of courses of training for welders are being conducted in the Testing Laboratory, Taratala throughout the year.

 

Boiler Quality High Pressure Welder-

 

Minimum qualification : Class VIII passed

Minimum age : 18 years

Course fee : Rs.7000.

Duration of course : 1 year

No of seats : 30

 

Advanced Boiler Quality High Pressure Welder-

 

Minimum qualification : Class X passed or ITI Passed

Minimum age : 18 years

Course fee : Rs.9000.

Duration of course : 1 year

No of seats : 30

 

14) Approval of repairer and erector of boiler.

 

Every boiler or economiser or pipe line should be erected/repaired by the contractor/repairer/erector duly approved by the Director of Boilers of the concerned State. This approval is accorded after verification of the works, manpower, machineries, experience and documents of the applicant as per Regulation - 392 of IBR - 1950 in four categories.

Classification of Repairer / Erector:—

(a) Special Class (For any Boiler Pressure)

(b) Class I (For Boiler Pressure upto 125 kg.cm2)

(c) Class II (For Boiler Pressure upto 40 kg./cm2)

(d) Class III (For Boiler Pressure upto 17.5 kg/cm2)

 

15) Approval of manufacturer of pressure parts of boilers, mountings and fittings:

 

Pressure parts of boilers, valves, flanges, mountings and fittings etc should be manufactured by the approved manufacturer. This approval is given after scrutinizing the documents submitted by the maker and verifying the works, manpower, machineries, experience of the maker.

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