Design of Steam Boilers
Each steam boiler and fired pressure vessel installed and operate in this country shall have a valid certificate of fitness (CF). Hence, the steam boiler and fired pressure vessel shall first obtain design approval from the Department of Occupational Safety and Health, Headquarters before fabrication, installation or operation.
The interpretation of "steam boiler" and “fired pressure vessel” under Act 139, Factories and Machinery Act, 1967, Section 3:
"steam boiler" means any closed vessel in which for any purpose steam is generated under pressure greater than atmospheric pressure, and includes any économiser used to heat water being fed to the vessel, and any superheater used for heating surface, and any pipes and fittings connected thereto ".
"fired pressure vessel" means an enclosed vessel under pressure greater than atmospheric pressure which is subjected to direct firing, but does not include a steam boiler
The following are several examples of steam boiler and fired pressure vessel which must be registered:
The following is the information needed for approval of the steam boiler design:
Application for design approval and modification of Steam Boiler / Fired Pressure Vessel
Further enquiries may be directed to:Head of the Steam Boiler Unit,
Head of the Steam Boiler Unit,
Steam Boiler Unit,
Industrial Safety Division,
Level 3, Block D4, Complex D,
Federal Government Administrative Centre