Willbanks & Associates, one of Texas’ premier manufacturer’s representatives for commercial heating and hot water equipment, would like to inform contractors and building operators of a new boiler startup regulation announced by The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR). Effective February 15th, 2016, boiler owners/operators must submit a Boiler Installation Form and Manufacturer’s Data Report to the Chief Boiler Inspector’s office upon completion of an installation.
According to the update, a Temporary Operating Permit may now be requested prior to the Boiler Installation form. If the owner/operator of a boiler system needs to fire their boiler before the state, or an authorized inspection agency, can perform the inspection, they may submit a Temporary Operating Permit application (along with a $50 fee) to the TDLR. Once approved the boiler may be fired and run for up to 30 days prior to the required initial inspection. Once the boiler has been inspected, it is then legal to fire it.
“We understand the difficulties this new update can pose on our customers, therefore we’re working to make the transition as easy as possible. We will now include the Boiler Installation Report and Temporary Operating Permit forms along with all boiler sales, installations, and repairs. For your convenience, we also provide a detailed boiler startup checklist,” says Trey Willbanks, President, Willbanks & Associates.
For more information on these and other updates to the Boiler Code, check out the TDLRpage outlining all relevant changes.
Please visit Willbanks & Associates at www.willbanksinc.com for more information.
About Willbanks & Associates
Willbanks & Associates has provided advanced solutions and support for thousands of commercial heating systems and equipment since 1977. Willbanks & Associates offers a wide range of expertise including MEP applications and design collaboration, equipment sales, service and preventative maintenance, turnkey mechanical piping solutions, managed hot water systems, and equipment and parts inventory. They offer custom solutions to fit specific needs and work closely with trusted manufacturers to offer top quality boilers and related equipment.