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Boiler and Pressure Vessel (BPV) Safety Program

In Massachusetts, non-residential boilers and pressure vessels must be registered and inspected. The Boiler and Pressure Vessel (BPV) program provides for these functions.

In Massachusetts, non-residential boilers and pressure vessels must be registered and inspected. The Boiler and Pressure Vessel (BPV) program provides for these functions as required by M.G.L Chapter 146. This jurisdiction includes private and public facilities such as:

• power plants
• hospitals
• nursing homes
• schools

The program also administers professional trade licenses and all prerequisite examinations for:

• firemen and engineers (power plant operators)
• boiler and pressure vessel inspectors
• oil burner technicians

BPV district engineering inspectors also investigate boiler or pressure vessel incidents or accidents. They determine the cause, and prosecute violators of the law within their jurisdiction.

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