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Indian Boiler Regulations (IBR)

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    Under regulation 4 C (2) of the IBR, HSB is granted recognition as both a Competent Authority and an Inspection Authority by the Central Boiler Board of India. As a Competent Authority, HSB can certify welder qualifications on a worldwide basis, except India. As an Inspection Authority, HSB can appraise design and perform inspections to the IBR at any location outside of India.

    Manufacturers and suppliers of boiler and boiler parts destined for installation in India must comply with the Indian Boiler Regulation (IBR) 1950. The IBR is a construction code including requirements for design, material and fabrication for equipment used in the manufacture of boiler and boiler parts for use in India. In accordance with the Indian Boiler Regulation, any boiler and boiler parts imported into India must have independent design appraisal, welder certification and inspection.

    The Indian Boiler Regulation covers

    • Boilers - Including feed piping from the discharge side of the feed pump and steam piping up to and including the stop valve of the steam consumer and fittings or vessel attachment
    • Steam receivers, separators, steam traps, accumulators and similar vessels
    • Heat exchangers, converters, evaporators and similar vessels in which steam is generated


    • All types of industries including those in the public and private sector that utilize boilers and including those involved in processes, heating and power generation

    Services Provided

    • Design Appraisal
    • Certification of Welders
    • Independent Inspection
    • IBR Application Requirements

    HSB is recognized as a Component Authority and an Inspection Authority under The Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company.

    Client Benefits

    Single Source Inspection Service – HSB can perform inspections to all of your pressure equipment requirements.

    Global Coverage – Our engineers and inspectors around the world allow us to cost-effectively manage complex, multi-site inspections involving a variety of standards.

    Local Presence – We have local representation in Europe, Asia and the Americas so you can strategize globally and act locally.

    Responsiveness – HSB responds quickly to urgent situations that require accelerated project schedules and high levels of responsiveness.

    Global Inspection Staff – HSB has more than 450 pressure equipment inspectors and supervisors. We have National Board nuclear and non-nuclear commissioned inspectors in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, North and South America.

    Client Focus – HSB ensures that the delivered services meet clients’ needs and requirements. Services can include everything from incoming material approval to installation and testing.

    Experience – HSB brings together our knowledge of the ASME Codes and Standards, quality program development and surveillance activity, and combines it with our unique understanding of many international codes, which helps you save time and money.

    Support – HSB is approved to perform pressure equipment inspections to almost all international codes and standards and often assist clients with design reviews and product inspections for international use.

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