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"R" Stamped Name Plate

"R" Stamped Name Plate

"R" Stamped Name Plate

When a repair organization performs a routine repair what constitutes the repair organization to place their "R" stamped name plate on the vessel?

In other words I'm striking an arc on a coded vessel doing a very small repair. What constitutes the repair organization to put their "R" stamped name plate on the vessel? What are the guidelines on how minimal a routine repair can be before placing a name plate on the vessel.

I've never heard it come up in conversation, and believe it to be a good question. I'm sure it talks about this in NBIC but I'm not near or have access to the books at this moment.

Thanks for any help or knowledge you can share.

RE: "R" Stamped Name Plate

First, the company has to own a 'R' stamp which means that they have qualified themselves in a variety of ways to perform a repair on a coded vessel.  Second, it means that an independent inspector, or Authorized Inspector (AI) has inspected the work, or witnessed the subsequent testing of the vessel post repair and has signed off allowing them to so stamp the nameplate with the stamp that they own.

There may be more, but there's 2 for starters.


RE: "R" Stamped Name Plate

Thanks for the response RMW but I believe you misunderstood the question.

I'm trying to find out what is the minimal requirements that a repair organization has to weld in order to weld a name plate on a vessel. If I perform weld build up on some tube sheet, the weld build up being a very small repair (one stringer pass, 2 inches long) does that require me to tac a name plate to the vessel. I was trying to get a hold of some requirements/guidelines in order to not put a name plate and when to put a name plate.

Some repair jobs on vessels might be big jobs, some might be small jobs. How small of a job does it have to be for the repair organization not to tac a name plate on a vessel?

Thanks again.

RE: "R" Stamped Name Plate

Hello, Once you strike (as you said) an arc, drill, alter in any manner a vessel... you are required to fill the required form or forms to declare you are the one striking/welding the vessel
so the form has to be sign by your AI, then the form goes with a name plate  (read the NBIC) requirements or minimum requirements for a name plate information. Any R form goes hand to hand with a Name
Plate and there is no exceptions of how small the repair.
  I hold an R Stamp.

RE: "R" Stamped Name Plate

GenB, Thanks for the response.

I'm onboard on the R-1 Form. But I know NBIC talks about routine repairs and has requirements on as far as if you need to put a "R" stamped plate on a vessel for small jobs. I just don't know the details/requirements. From what I understand per NBIC your not always required to place a "R" stamped name plate on a vessel. (For small jobs) Just need the protocol for what they consider a "small job".

Keep em' coming...

RE: "R" Stamped Name Plate

The information you're looking for is identified clearly in NBIC Part 3, Section 3, Para. 3.3.2, "Routine Repairs".

RE: "R" Stamped Name Plate

Routine repairs may not require an R-Stamp on the name plate or component. All you may need is a Form R1 to be filled out.

Routine repairs must be defined in your QC manual and your Inspector must agree on what requirements will be necessary for "routine repairs". This is all spelled out in Part 3 of the NBIC or earlier editions of the NBIC if that is what is required by the local Jurisdiction.

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