Boiler and Pressure Vessel Safety Inspections
Statutory Changes: The following changes to Iowa's boiler law
are effective immediately:
1) The inspection schedule for low
pressure steam boilers now matches the inspection schedule for
unfired steam pressure vessels with more than 15 psi. Each
of these objects must be inspected internally one calendar year
and externally the next calendar year. At least 6 months
must pass between the inspections of an object.
2) Boilers that have a capacity of
less than 6 gallons and are part of an espresso or cappuccino
machine are exempt from requirements of the code.
3) Many boilers that are part of
cleaning machines are exempt from requirements of the code.
4) The Boiler and Pressure Vessel
Board has new rulemaking authority relating to utility
Click the link to view the new law:
The Iowa Division of Labor regulates boilers and
unfired steam pressure vessels according to Iowa Code Chapter 89.
Some hot water heating boilers used for pools or spas are regulated by
the Iowa Department of
Ten-day notice of new installations
must be provided pursuant to Iowa Code Section 89.6.
Click here for a 10-day notice
repairs and alterations must be authorized in advance by an authorized
inspector. Covered objects must be inspected by
state inspectors or authorized insurance company inspectors.
You may request the Boiler and Pressure Vessel Board
review an inspection report, grant a variance from a rule, or change a
rule. Click here for more
information about the Boiler and Pressure Vessel Board.
apply for a special inspector commission,
To contact the boiler staff,