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1.6 million btu steam boiler license ?

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  • 1.6 million btu steam boiler license ?

    I was wondering if most states required a license to operate a 1.6 million btu 15 pound steam boiler or can anyone run it in a commercial setting.

    Thank You

  • #2
    Re: 1.6 million btu steam boiler license ?

    I have always been under the impression that a license came into play @ 75HP (2.55MIL BTU)


    • #3
      Re: 1.6 million btu steam boiler license ?

      Here's the statute for NJ.


      12:90-3.3 Equipment requiring a licensed operator

      (a) Any person operating the equipment listed below shall have the appropriate license as specified in N.J.A.C. 12:90-3.4 through 3.8.
      1. Any steam boiler, steam generator, hot water boiler for service over 250 degrees Fahrenheit, or similar equipment potentially capable of generating steam having a safety valve or valves set higher than 15 pounds per square inch gauge and rated over six horsepower; A steam or hot water heating plant with an indicated or rated capacity that exceeds either 499 square feet of heating surface or 100 boiler horsepower or 1,000 kilowatts or 4,000,000 BTU input regardless of pressure or temperature conditions, and only when the building or building being served is deemed occupied; Any steam turbine, steam engine or other prime mover, rated over six horsepower; Any refrigerating plant using a refrigerant which is flammable, highly toxic or toxic and rated over 24 tons of refrigerating capacity; Any hoisting machine with a boom length exceeding 99 feet; or
      2. Hot-oil generators or equipment using fluids other than water to produce steam indirectly.
      Last edited by Bob D.; 09-22-2010, 06:11 PM.
      "When we build let us think we build forever. Let it not be for present delight nor for present use alone. Let it be such work that our descendants will thank us for, and let us think, as we lay stone upon stone, that a time is to come when these stones will be held sacred because our hands have touched them, and that men will say, as they look upon the labor and wrought substance of them, "See! This our fathers did for us."
      John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)


      • #4
        Re: 1.6 million btu steam boiler license ?

        Don't know about Maine, but here you would need a LP Steam operators license.