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The division works with building officials, technical committees, advisory boards, and the public to adopt, amend, and interpret the Oregon Boiler and Pressure Vessel Specialty Code (OBPVSC). This code applies to the installation, alteration, and repair procedures of certain boilers, pressure vessels, pressure piping, parts, and items.

Adopted codebook

2015 Oregon Boiler and Pressure Vessel Specialty Code (OBPVSC)
    Effective April 1, 2015​

This codebook consists of the following:

  • ​​​​​2013 ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code
  • 2012 ANSI/ASME B31.1 Power Piping Code
  • 2012 ANSI/ASME B31.3 Process Piping Code
  • 2012 ANSI/ASME B31.5 Refrigeration Piping Code
  • 2012 ANSI/ASME B31.9 Building Service Piping Code
  • 2013 National Board Inspection Code ANSI/NB 23
  • 2011 NFPA 85, Boiler and Combustion Systems Hazard Code
  • 2012 ASME CSD-1 Controls & Safety Devices for Automatically Fired Boilers
  • ​​Oregon amendments​​ to the model codes and standards


​Summary of OBPVSC amendments​ - Effective April 1, 2015​

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