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October 2022 President’s Award Recipient

Congratulations are in order for the October President’s Award recipient: Mark Edwards! Prior to coming to BPC, worked for various boiler inspection organizations and more recently, he Mark worked in the oil and gas pipeline industry. Beginning his time with BPC part-time in March 2020, Mark came on full-time that October – and it’s been great to have him. 

“October had been a long month, traveling as far as Minnesota and as far south as the Mississippi Gulf Coast,” Mark said. “I was tired from long hours and being away from home and my family. But being recognized by the management team made the hard work seem so worth the effort and gave me a huge boost, adding wind to my weary sails. 

“I was immediately both elated that my family was able to gain from the absence but also personally gratified being recognized for a job well done.

This hardworking attitude and willingness to go the extra mile is a large reason why Mark was selected for the President’s Award this October. 

“Mark works hard to effectively and efficiently maintain his own territory of Tennessee and Alabama, consistently remaining below 1% overdues. Mark is also willing to go to other areas of the country to help cover vacancies; he’s visited Minnesota, South Dakota, Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi. In October alone, he completed a total of 147 location visits and inspected 194 various objects. 

“His willingness to help out where needed – along with his attention to detail – demonstrates his knowledge and effective delivery of inspection expertise. These are what BPC is known for and what we should all keep in mind as we go about our regular activities,” said Venus Newton, BPC president. 

On receiving the award, Mark said, “I’m always grateful to both Joey Burgess and Del Schirmer for their leadership – and for verbalizing to Venus Newton their appreciation of me stepping outside my own backyard. I’m thankful for Venus as well, for taking notice of the field staff and not only verbalizing appreciation and giving a generous monetary gift for affirmation,” he said. “The most rewarding aspect of BPC is that you get compensated for your work effort and work ethic, and our management team takes the lead in the industry on how to properly show respect for their inspection staff.”

September 2022 President’s Award Recipient

Our team is composed of a number of talented and hardworking individuals – which makes choosing one for an award each month no easy task. In September, the honor of the President’s Award went to… Dan Powell!

Dan, a jurisdictional inspector, has been with BPC since January of 2021. And in that time, he’s found he especially likes the change of scenery that comes with his position.

“I enjoy getting to see new and interesting locations in my work, as well as helping to ensure people’s safety. I also appreciate the freedom that comes with making my own schedule and working remotely,” Dan said.

Regarding his receiving the award, Dan said, “My first reaction was surprise; I didn’t even know I was up for the award!

“I’d like to thank all the folks at BPC – from my direct supervisor Del Schirmer to the home office staff and management. We have a great team and work environment here. I’m grateful for the opportunities through this new career and look forward to continuing on with BPC.”

What’s new? CO2!

BPC provides jurisdictional inspections and risk assessment services on a global basis to clients in all industries. This allows us to meet the needs of our clients anytime, anywhere. One service we’re especially excited to be offering is CO2 inspections.

Since the early 1900s, there have been pressure vessel regulations in place for CO2 tanks. These were established as a result of numerous catastrophic failures that caused considerable loss of life and property. Today, there is widespread use of CO2, resulting in closer attention given to the use and safety of these tanks. 

In July 2013, the National Board Inspection Code developed specific guidelines governing the installation of CO2 tanks. Then, in July 2016 the NBIC published the guidelines governing the inspection of in-service CO2 tanks.

  • 17 states require that installation permits be completed and filed prior to the installation of CO2 tanks by a state-issued licensed installer. 

In addition,

  • 25 states require the periodic inspection of CO2 tanks by “Commissioned Inspectors” – that’s us! 
  • The period in which inspections are required can range from annually to once every five years. 
  • However, in each of these states, it is illegal to operate a pressure vessel without a current inspection/certificate.

No matter where your state falls within these varying guidelines, we know one thing: we can help your company remain in compliance with local codes. BPC has a proven and trusted track record of timely inspections and maintenance.

Need a CO2 or other vessel inspected? Get in touch with us today at or call 844-248-6599.