With the objective of promoting the safe, proper installation and inspection of boilers and pressure equipment, two organizations have signed a memorandum of understanding.

With the objective of promoting the safe, proper installation and inspection of boilers and pressure equipment, the International Code Council (ICC) and the National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors (NBBI) have signed a memorandum of understanding. The organizations will collaborate on a number of initiatives, concentrating on those designed to improve boiler and pressure vessel safety, increase installation efficiency, and improve the most widely adopted codes that inspectors follow and enforce.

The organizations also will work to optimize the efficiency of resources, increase reach to key industry segments, and will reciprocally promote products that are beneficial to their respective member bases. Promoting existing and co-developing expanded and enhanced education programs, conferences, publications and codes for more uniform application and implementation are also target areas for cooperation.

Each organization's individual depth of experience and strengths in the boiler and pressure vessel arena complement one another. NBBI, headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, focuses on the inspection side of boiler and pressure vessels. The ICC, headquartered in Washington, D.C., is dedicated to building safety, fire prevention and energy efficiency.

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