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Statutes > Nebraska > Chapter48 > 48-726

48-726. Boilers and vessels to which act does not apply.The Boiler Inspection Act shall not apply to:(1) Boilers of railway locomotives subject to federal inspection;(2) Boilers operated and regularly inspected by railway companies operating in interstate commerce;(3) Boilers under the jurisdiction and subject to regular periodic inspection by the United States Government;(4) Boilers used exclusively for agricultural purposes;(5) Steam heating boilers in single-family residences and apartment houses with four or less units using a pressure of less than fifteen pounds per square inch and having a safety valve set at not higher than fifteen pounds pressure per square inch;(6) Heating boilers using water in single-family residences and apartment houses with four or less units using a pressure of less than thirty pounds per square inch and having a safety valve set at not higher than thirty pounds pressure per square inch;(7) Fire engine boilers brought into the state for temporary use in times of emergency;(8) Boilers of a miniature model locomotive or boat or tractor or stationary engine constructed and maintained as a hobby and not for commercial use and having a diameter of less than ten inches inside diameter and a grate area not in excess of one and one-half square feet and that are properly equipped with a safety valve;(9) Hot water supply boilers if none of the following limitations is exceeded: (a) Two hundred thousand British thermal units of input; (b) one hundred twenty gallons of nominal capacity; or (c) two hundred ten degrees Fahrenheit output;(10) Unfired pressure vessels not exceeding (a) five cubic feet in volume or (b) a pressure of two hundred fifty pounds per square inch;(11) Unfired pressure vessels owned and maintained by a district or corporation organized under the provisions of Chapter 70, article 6; and(12) Unfired pressure vessels (a) not exceeding a maximum allowable working pressure of five hundred pounds per square inch, (b) that contain carbon dioxide, helium, oxygen, nitrogen, argon, hydrofluorocarbon refrigerant, or any other nonflammable gas determined by the commissioner not to be a risk to the public, (c) that are manufactured and repaired in accordance with applicable American Society of Mechanical Engineers standards, and (d) that are installed in accordance with the manufacturer's specifications. SourceLaws 1943, c. 112, § 3, p. 393; R.S.1943, § 48-706; Laws 1965, c. 288, § 2, p. 825; Laws 1969, c. 406, § 1, p. 1404; R.S.1943, (1984), § 48-706; Laws 1987, LB 462, § 8; Laws 1995, LB 438, § 6; Laws 1997, LB 641, § 3; Laws 1998, LB 395, § 15; Laws 1999, LB 66, § 3; Laws 2005, LB 122, § 1.