IntroductionOffice of the Chief Inspector of Boilers is an attached office under the Ministry of Industries. Boiler is very important and risky equipments in the industries so ensuring of safe operation and maintenance of boiler is mandatory. If any accident takes place due to faulty construction, bad operation and poor maintenance of boilers a huge destruction regarding life and properties takes place. Besides these to ensure the product quality, pollution free environment and conservation of energy smooth and efficient operation of boiler must be ensured. To ensure the safety of boiler associated life and properties and to maintain smooth production of industries Boilers Act, Rules, and Regulations were promulgated. By properly applying of Boiler Act, Rules and Regulations this department is playing the important role for industrialization of the country.
BackgroundIn 1923 boilers Act was promulgated in the undivided India. To enacted of the Act, a Boiler Directorate was established in Kolkata in 1924. After partition in 1947 that department transferred to East Pakistan and worked as boiler Directorate. At the time of administrative reformation in 1961 the department became an attached office under the Ministry of Industries and commerce. Till to date this office has been working as an attached office of the Ministry of Industries.
Work Distribution:All activities of the office of the Chief Inspector of Boilers runs according to Boilers Act, Rules and Regulations. Chief Inspector of Boilers in the head of the office and Inspector of Boilers are direct sub-ordinate to the Chief Inspector of Boilers. Inspectors of Boilers are the field level officers assigned for specific areas. Inspector of Boilers submit report to Chief Inspector of Boilers after proper inspection of boilers and Chief Inspector of Boilers takes necessary step to issue different certificate of boilers. Description of the manpower of this office as follows:
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Objective/functions of the OfficeThe broad functions in conformity with the provisions of the Boilers Act, Rules and Regulations are as under:
a. Advising the Ministry regarding import and use of boilers, steam pipes and Economizers in the country.
b. Advising the owners regarding design, construction, maintenance and working of boilers.
c. Advising the owners regarding water treatment of feed water and cleaning of boilers
d. Determination of safe working pressure for an old boiler after taking measurement and necessary calculations.
e. Examination of design, drawings and specifications of boilers to be imported from abroad or manufactured within the country.
f. Registration of all installed boilers after inspection and hydraulic test, proceeded by examination of all manufacturing certificates from steel makers, constructors and approval inspecting authority
g. Inspection/Hydraulic testing of every working boiler annually and provide certifications there if found fit.
h. Recommend repairs, additions and alternations wherever found unfit to make the boilers workable.
i. Steam test after registration when the boiler goes into operation
j. Enquire into accidents of boilers or steam pipes
k. Conducting functions of the Bangladesh Boiler Board a high powered technical body for laying down the up-to-date technical standards on design, testing and inspection of Boilers.
l. Conducting function of the Board of examiners for certification of Boiler Attendant according to Boiler Attendant rules.