FYI: Associations

May 29, 2000

National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors

According to the “1999 National Board Incident Report” released by the National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors, there was an 8% increase in the total number of incidents in 1999 compared to the year prior, from 2,011 up to 2,163.


The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) has announced a call for members to develop three standards related to methods of testing: SPC 171P, “Method of Test of Seismic Restraint Devices for HVAC&R Equipment”; SPC 173P, “Method of Test to Determine the Performance of Halocarbon Refrigerant Leak Detectors”; and SPC 172P, “Method of Test for Insoluble Materials in Synthetic Lubricants and HFC Refrigerant Systems.”