West Virginia

Jurisdictions and Their Information

The following information is intended to help Beasters with Jurisdictional knowledge, rules, regulations and the information you need

  • Does the Jurisdiction have Boiler or Pressure Vessel laws?
  • Are there National Board Requirements?
  • Is there a preferred Code Edition?
  • Who is the Chief, and how to contact them?

We do our best to stay up to date with this information, but things change regularly; please use due diligence and give the chief a call to verify the information is still valid or just to say hello!


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West Virginia

Chief: John F. Porcella, Chief Boiler Inspector

Division of Labor, Safety Section
State Capitol Complex – Building 3 Room 200
Charleston, WV 25305

Phone: 304.415.6835
Email: john.f.porcella@wv.gov

Code Editions:

NBIC: 2004  /  A- 2006
ASME: 2007

State Law:

Boiler Law: YES
Pressure Vessel Law: NO

National Board Registration:

Boilers: YES
Pressure Vessel: NO

Stamping Required:

National Board: NB, R, VR
ASME: A, E, M, PP, S, V

For additional Jurisdictional information or questions, contact;

National Board Public Affairs Deepartment

1055 Crupper Avenue

Columbus, OH 43229

Email; info@nbbi.org

or visit their website; The National Board of Boilers and Pressure Vessel Inspectors

Or check out the NB-370, National Board Synopsis