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44-914. Definitions. As used in this act, unless the context otherwise requires:

(a) "Boiler" means a closed vessel in which water or other liquid is heated, steam or vapor is generated or steam is superheated, or in which any combination of these functions is accomplished, under pressure or vacuum, for use internal or external to itself, by the direct application of energy from the combustion of fuels or of electric or solar power. The term boiler shall also include fired units for heating or vaporizing liquids other than water where these units are separate from processing systems and are complete within themselves.

(b) "Certificate inspection" means an inspection, the report of which is used by the chief inspector to determine whether or not an inspection certificate shall be issued as provided by K.S.A. 44-924, and amendments thereto.

(c) "Heating boiler" means a steam or vapor boiler operating at pressures not exceeding 15 pounds per square inch gauge or a hot water heating boiler operating at pressures not exceeding 160 pounds per square inch gauge or temperatures not exceeding 250° Fahrenheit.

(d) "High pressure, high temperature water boiler" means a water boiler operating at pressures exceeding 160 pounds per square inch gauge or temperatures exceeding 250° Fahrenheit.

(e) "Power boiler" means a boiler in which steam or other vapor is generated at a pressure of more than 15 pounds per square inch gauge.

(f) "Pressure vessel" means a vessel or container used for the containment of pressure either internal or external in which the pressure is obtained from an external source of vapor, liquid or gas.

(g) "Hot water supply boiler" means a vessel heating water for external uses, by gas, oil, electricity or solar energy that does not exceed 160 psi, or 210° Fahrenheit.

(h) "Inspection fee" means any inspection fees collected pursuant to subsection (a) of K.S.A. 44-926, and amendments thereto, and shall not include any certificate fees collected pursuant to subsection (b) of K.S.A. 44-926, and amendments thereto, and any travel or hotel expense.

History: L. 1977, ch. 172, § 2; L. 1998, ch. 67, § 2; L. 2004, ch. 179, § 81; L. 2013, ch. 44, § 5; July 1.


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