The National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors, Columbus, Ohio, has released the "Violation Findings Third Quarter Report for 2011." It is based on 59 reports from 37 jurisdictions, covering 169,704 inspections revealing 16,857 violations, which is a 10 percent violation rate.

The "Boiler Piping and Other Systems" category had the highest number of violations, reporting 4,120. "Boiler Controls" was next with 4,071.

The report identifies the number and type of boiler and pressure vessel inspection violations found among participating member jurisdictions. It also indicates problem areas and trends related to boiler and pressure vessel operation, installation, maintenance and repair. Additionally, the document identifies problems prior to adverse conditions occurring.

The report serves as a source of documentation for jurisdictional officials, providing statistical data to support continued funding of inspection programs.For more information about the organization, go to