Maine Revised Statutes

§15102. Exemptions

1. Boilers.  This chapter does not apply to:
A. Boilers that are under federal control; [1995, c. 560, Pt. H, §14 (NEW); 1995, c. 560, Pt. H, §17 (AFF).]
B. Boilers used solely for propelling motor road vehicles; [1995, c. 560, Pt. H, §14 (NEW); 1995, c. 560, Pt. H, §17 (AFF).]
C. Boilers of steam fire engines brought into the State for temporary use in times of emergency to check conflagrations; [1995, c. 560, Pt. H, §14 (NEW); 1995, c. 560, Pt. H, §17 (AFF).]
D. Boilers used for agricultural purposes only; [1995, c. 560, Pt. H, §14 (NEW); 1995, c. 560, Pt. H, §17 (AFF).]
E. Steam heating boilers, hot water heating boilers and hot water supply boilers constructed and installed in accordance with the rules adopted by the director; or [2013, c. 595, Pt. U, §11 (AMD).]
F. Miniature boilers exempt pursuant to section 15103-A. [2013, c. 70, Pt. C, §8 (AMD).]
[ 2013, c. 595, Pt. U, §11 (AMD) .]
2. Pressure vessels.  This chapter does not apply to:
A. Pressure vessels that are under federal control; [1995, c. 560, Pt. H, §14 (NEW); 1995, c. 560, Pt. H, §17 (AFF).]
B. Pressure vessels used for the transportation and storage of compressed or liquefied gases constructed in compliance with specifications of the United States Department of Transportation; [1995, c. 560, Pt. H, §14 (NEW); 1995, c. 560, Pt. H, §17 (AFF).]
C. Pressure vessels located on vehicles operating under the rules of other state authorities and used for carrying passengers or freight; [1995, c. 560, Pt. H, §14 (NEW); 1995, c. 560, Pt. H, §17 (AFF).]
D. Pressure vessels installed on the right-of-way of railroads and used directly in the operation of trains; [1995, c. 560, Pt. H, §14 (NEW); 1995, c. 560, Pt. H, §17 (AFF).]
E. Pressure vessels used solely for agricultural purposes on farms; [1995, c. 560, Pt. H, §14 (NEW); 1995, c. 560, Pt. H, §17 (AFF).]
F. Pressure vessels located in private residences and apartment houses with fewer than 6 apartments; [1995, c. 560, Pt. H, §14 (NEW); 1995, c. 560, Pt. H, §17 (AFF).]
G. Pressure vessels having an internal or external operating pressure not exceeding 15 pounds per square inch; [1995, c. 560, Pt. H, §14 (NEW); 1995, c. 560, Pt. H, §17 (AFF).]
H. Vessels for containing water under pressure, including those containing air, the compression of which serves only as a cushion, when neither of the following limitations is exceeded:
(1) A design pressure of 300 pressure pounds per square inch; or
(2) A design temperature of 210 degrees Fahrenheit; [1995, c. 560, Pt. H, §14 (NEW); 1995, c. 560, Pt. H, §17 (AFF).]
I. Pressure vessels containing water heated by steam or any other direct or indirect means when none of the following limitations are exceeded:
(1) A heat input of 200,000 British thermal units per hour;
(2) A water temperature of 200 degrees Fahrenheit; or
(3) A normal water-containing capacity of 120 gallons; [1995, c. 560, Pt. H, §14 (NEW); 1995, c. 560, Pt. H, §17 (AFF).]
J. Pressure vessels that do not exceed:
(1) Five cubic feet in volume and 250 pounds per square inch gauge pressure;
(2) One and 1/2 cubic feet in volume and 600 pounds per square inch gauge pressure; or
(3) An inside diameter of 6 inches with no limitation on pressure; or [2003, c. 204, Pt. G, §1 (AMD).]
K. Pressure vessels that are used as an integral part of a circuit breaker or transformer. [1995, c. 560, Pt. H, §14 (NEW); 1995, c. 560, Pt. H, §17 (AFF).]
[ 2003, c. 204, Pt. G, §1 (AMD) .]
SECTION HISTORY
1995, c. 560, §H14 (NEW). 1995, c. 560, §H17 (AFF). 1999, c. 386, §W4 (AMD). 2003, c. 204, §G1 (AMD). 2013, c. 70, Pt. C, §§7, 8 (AMD). 2013, c. 595, Pt. U, §11 (AMD).

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