A couple of weeks ago I attended a CSD-1 meeting in Florida put on by the State Fire Marshall’s Office with presenters from the National Board. CSD-1 is the national standard for controls and safety devices for automatically fired boilers. This standard has been adopted by most states (if not all) and deals with the assembly, installation, maintenance, and operation of controls and safety devices on automatically operated boilers directly fired with gas, gas-oil, or electricity, having input ratings of under 12,500,000 Btu/hr.
While this is not one of the more enjoyable meetings I have attended, it was very informative. If you are working in the boiler trade within your state I would strongly suggest that you attend these meetings when the opportunity presents itself.
Understanding the who, what, when, where, and why of the regulations of boilers within your state will allow you sales opportunities you may not be aware of. Also it is good to know the regulations regarding who can work on these potentially dangerous systems. In most states the adoption of boiler safety laws are voted on by politicians, most of whom may not know the potential dangers of a boiler. It is up to you to guide these folks in the proper direction when it comes to your livelihood.