Services      About Us      Blog      Careers     Contact Us     

 

Blog

Meet Darryl Royal, Jr.

Meet Darryl Royal, Jr., one of BPC’s newest inspectors. BPC is proud of the fact that Darryl recently obtained his National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors Commission.  Darryl is the third candidate this year who has completed the BPC Apprentice Program and obtained his commission. We are pleased to have him join our team.  

Read more about Darryl’s new job, his family and his excitement to start a new career with BPC. 

 

BPC: How did you hear about BPC?

I heard about BPC through my dad, Darryl Royal, Sr., who also works in the same field. 

BPC: How long have you been working for BPC? What did you do before coming on board?

I have been with BPC since October of last year and have been working as an apprentice inspector. Once we’ve relocated to my new territory, I will be a jurisdictional inspector. 

I graduated college from Eastern Kentucky University in 2015 with a degree in Occupational Safety and spent five years trying to break into the field. BPC realized that my degree could be put to use as an inspector. Before BPC, I had been employed in various manufacturing positions, trying to get a foot in the door to put my degree to use.

BPC: What kind of objects will you be  inspecting?

I will be inspecting a variety of boilers as well as pressure vessels, such as air or CO2 tanks. 

BPC: What are some interesting things you’ve seen during your training?

I’ve seen a wide variety of boilers ranging from small electric boilers to large power boilers that are the size of a building.

I’ve enjoyed getting hands-on experience in the day-to-day operations of Scotch Marine firetube boilers, including learning startup procedures, what to do in the event of the boiler shutting down, and completing various checks throughout daily machine operations.

BPC: What do you enjoy most about working here?

I appreciate how fellow inspectors and leadership are always there to assist. We live in a digital age now so if an inspector needs confirmation on a suspected violation, that help is only a phone call away. 

BPC: What do you think sets BPC apart from your competitors?

BPC is my first foray into this career. They were willing to take me on and put in the effort to prepare me for my career ahead. They’ve provided me with all of my training and education. Before BPC, many of the other companies I applied for turned me away based on a lack of experience. BPC was willing and able to give me the foot in the door. They have helped me get the experience I needed to become a successful inspector.

BPC: Tell us about your family and life outside of work. 

I enjoy spending time with my family. My wife, Kelli, and I have six kids ranging in age from 14 to three months. We enjoy getting out and taking hikes at a local nature trail, going on family outings and gaming together at home.

BPC: How do you feel about joining the team? 

Being invested in by BPC makes me feel incredibly lucky. I’d like to first thank my dad for putting my name forward to get everything started.

Second, I’d like to thank Tom Kiernan and Manny Regateiro for interviewing me and deciding that I was worth the investment.

Third, I’d like to thank my supervisor, Del Schirmer, for the efforts he put in to ensure I got the training and education I need to succeed in the field.

Last, but certainly not least, I’d like to thank all of my trainers. Without them, I would not have the depth of knowledge or the resources to do well. In no particular order, they are: Darryl Royal, Sr., Luke O’Toole, Jerry Bratcher, Mark Edwards, Tim Craddock, Paul Bourgeois, and Bob Grant.

I am very eager to get to work on my own. This is the job I set out to get when I started college and I’m excited to finally get to work!

 

BPC is so fortunate to have Darryl join our team. We appreciate you, Darryl!

 

Read More

Inspector Views

We love our inspectors here at BPC! Their work ethic, positive attitude and attention to detail are unmatched. 

One of our inspectors sent us some photos showing the kind of things they flag on a job site. If you find these photos interesting, we are always looking for great people to add to our team! Check out our careers page to see if we might have an opportunity near you. 

Did you know that BPC is on LinkedIn? Follow us for pictures like these, regular updates, and more.

A mud drum is where any solids drop out once boiler water is heated and turned into steam. The tube inside is an additional feedwater heater and the holes in the top are where the water goes through the tubes of the boiler to be heated.

Grouping of local pressure gauge, boiler sight glass level, and remote boiler level indicator.

This large Feedwater heater uses flue gas to heat the water before entering the boiler. The pipe coming off the stack is the flue gas return. It’s used to lower the burner temperature, reducing the burner’s production of nitrous oxides.

Read More

A Day in the Life

BPC has the best inspectors in the business! Curious about what a day in the life of a boiler inspector looks like? Today on the blog, we’re sharing some images from the field. 

 

Did you know that BPC is on LinkedIn? Follow us for pictures like these, regular updates, and more.

Boiler local steam pressure gauge – measured in PSI.

External plaque serving as an official copy of boiler stampings. Can include non-boiler stamping information like burner size, model number, boiler heating surface square footage, etc.

National Board stampings on a steam drum – identifies the boiler brand, serial number, National Board number, maximum allowable working pressure in PSI, boiler heating surface in square feet, maximum designed steaming capacity in pounds mass of steam an hour, and the build year.

Local burner and boiler controls – the computer that runs the boiler’s burner and safety equipment.

Read More

Covid-19 Pandemic and Virtual Loss Prevention Inspections For Equipment Breakdown Could Become A Reality

By Anzar Hasan

No one knows how long the health and economic impacts of the Coronavirus will be with us, but what we do know is that modern tools and strong client partnerships will allow us to continue to do our jobs and do them well.

Effective virtual inspections and surveys are a viable option for property insurance companies to evaluate property and facilities equipment breakdown exposure.

With modern tools and clear communication with facilities management and their maintenance and engineering teams, virtual inspection is a great alternative to in-person jobsite visits.

Take the following steps for a successful virtual equipment breakdown inspection at a large facility.

  1. Develop a virtual equipment breakdown inspection checklist tailor-made for the type of occupancy. Reference this sample checklist, which was specifically developed for power generating stations: Sample Checklist – Power Generating Stations
  2. Distribute the checklist to the facilities management. The documentation will need to be completed by the client prior to virtual conference.
  3. Schedule a virtual inspection. To do so, you will need to use an online meeting tool such as Zoom, GoToMeeting, Skype, FaceTime to review and discuss the information provided.
  4. Prepare an Equipment Breakdown inspection report that addresses the findings from the virtual conference and review of provided documentation.

 

 

Read More

What Our Inspectors Love About BPC

What do you enjoy most about working at Boiler & Property Consulting? Recently, we asked some of our inspectors this question; here’s what they shared. 

 

“I take pride in being part of the number one ranked team in the country for jurisdiction online inspections. And I love the way that BPC trusts their employees! Our level of job independence greatly reduces the work stress, improves productivity, and promotes ownership. The administrative staff is very helpful, and all employees work as a team, communicate with each other, and share their expertise when required. 

BPC has the tools to create a uniform loss prevention reports format, which increases accuracy and enhances quality. And flexibility through scheduling my own workload and itinerary for business travels allows me to exercise my time management skills.”

– Anzar Hasan, Chief Inspector/Chief Engineer

 

“My excellent field staff and the office support folks ensure that we can operate in the field as efficiently and effectively as the high workload requires. We operate at a technical level that ensures the customer gets the kind of inspection that not only satisfies the jurisdictional requirements for them to operate, but also provides them with relevant advice and information that helps them maintain reliability and safety.” 

– Tom Kiernan, East Coast Regional Supervisor

 

“Every day is like the TV show How It’s Made and this keeps me happy in my work. I also appreciate the ability to schedule directly with our customers as this makes family time possible.”

– Brian Mallynn, Western Regional Supervisor

 

“I enjoy making our processes easier – working with the inspectors to identify ways to do

high-quality inspections and then implementing those ideas into our standard work procedures. We are always looking for an easier way to do the best inspection we can do.”

– Del Schirmer, Central Regional Supervisor

 

“I enjoy the job independence – to simply go out, work hard, and do my job. My supervisors, Tim – who trained me in risk surveying – and Brian are both very supportive and helpful. BPC also has some terrific inspectors that are always happy to answer my jurisdictional questions.”

– DJ Wallace, Jurisdictional Inspector and Risk Surveyor

 

Interested in being a part of our great team? We are always looking to hire more inspectors. Find out more at https://boilerproperty.com/careers/.

Read More

Welcome, Joey Burgess

Meet Joey Burgess, BPC’s new Southeast Regional Supervisor.

Joey joins BPC with over 45 years of experience in boiler operation, repair and construction. Prior to coming onboard, Joey had been the Chief Engineer for Liberty Mutual for four years and Chief Inspector for FM Global in the Dallas Operations for over 16 years. He started with the US Navy in 1975, was on active duty until 1988, and ten years later, retired on active reserves as a Boiler Technician Chief Petty Officer.

Joey lives in Pilot Point, TX, where the 1967 film Bonnie and Clyde was shot on location.

Joey says, “I am married to my wonderful wife, Lori. I have 4 daughters: Melinda (a Vet), Erica (English school teacher), Brianna (Nurse) and Ariana (studying to become a vet). (God has a sense of humor to keep me broke). I enjoy competing in long range precision shooting (suppressed and unsuppressed) in 6.5 Creedmoor, 308 Winchester and .338 Lapua Magnum.

“I am excited for the opportunity to be a part of the BPC team!”

Welcome to the team, Joey! 

Read More

Boiler & Property Consulting, LLC Ranked #1 by Jurisdiction Online for 30 Straight Months

This month, May 2020, marks 30 consecutive months that Boiler & Property Consulting, a Buford, GA jurisdictional boiler inspection firm operating in conjunction with XL Insurance America (XLIA), has been rated #1 by Jurisdiction Online for maintaining the lowest percentage of overdue objects.

Jurisdiction Online’s monthly report ranks users on their percentage of overdue objects. BPC has maintained the lowest percentage of overdues yet again and stayed at the top of the list for the past 30 months.

Here’s what Venus Newton, President of Boiler & Property Consulting, has to say regarding this accomplishment:

“Our team continues to amaze and impress me daily. During this pandemic, our Jurisdictional Team hung on to the #1 position for managing our overdues for the 30th straight month.  That’s 2.5 years at #1. Wow!  I couldn’t be prouder of how well we are dealing with all the challenges of 2020, while still hitting milestones worth recognition.”

Since its beginning, BPC has quickly grown to be one of the top boiler inspection companies in the United States. The company has inspectors nationwide and services all industries including power generation, basic metals, chemical, steel and pulp & paper.

The company has used Jurisdiction Online for the past five years. Jurisdiction Online supports regulatory code enforcement workflows, risk management workflows and jurisdictional accounting needs associated with regulatory activities. Its products are used by agencies in 31 states, more than 90 local jurisdictions and multiple Fortune 500 and private sector companies, including major insurers involved in the boiler and pressure vessel (BPV) market.

Read More

Meet Tom Kiernan

Meet Tom Kiernan! He works as our East Coast Regional Supervisor and has been with BPC for about 10 years. In this Q&A, we got to talk to him and find out more about his job, his family, and his hobbies.

 

BPC: What do you do as East Coast Inspector Supervisor?

Tom: I supervise 10 field inspectors who conduct inspections in all states east of the Mississippi, from Maine to Florida. I perform risk assessment surveys for clients at their facility as needed, and I do casualty investigations and root cause reports.

 

BPC: What kind of objects are you typically inspecting?

Tom: I inspect internally and externally, high and low pressure boilers, ammonia refrigeration plants, oil and natural gas processing plants, pumping stations and associated tank farms, and any pressure vessels associated with CO2 storage. 

 

BPC: What are some interesting things you’ve seen on the job?

Tom: The very large power generation stations and facilities that transport oil and natural gas, drug manufacturing facilities, and the paper processing plants are most interesting to me. Most people have no idea of what it takes to maintain electricity and natural gas for their homes, gasoline for their cars, prescription drugs, everyday paper products, and ready-to-eat processed chicken. The scope and complexity is fascinating, and ensuring it is all safe and reliable is an enjoyable challenge. 

 

BPC: What do you enjoy most about working here?

Tom: My excellent field staff and the office support folks ensure that we can operate in the field as efficiently and effectively as the high workload requires. We operate at a technical level that ensures the customer gets the kind of inspection that not only satisfies the jurisdictional requirements for them to operate, but also provides them with relevant advice and information that helps them maintain reliability and safety. 

 

BPC: What do you think sets BPC apart from your competitors?

Tom: We do the most detailed and thorough inspections possible and provide useful information to the customer and the state jurisdictions. This ensures the highest level of safety, reliability, and efficiency that any customer could ask for. 

 

BPC: Tell us about your family and life outside of work.

Tom: I retired from the US Navy (22 years) and MAERSK Line Shipping (23 years). My wife Mary Beth and I have been married for 34 years, and we have three children – two sons and a daughter. 

My oldest son, Dan, has been a paramedic in VA Beach for 10 years after college and is now getting his masters degree as a physician’s assistant at Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk. 

 

My middle son, Zach, also a former volunteer city medic for several years in VA Beach while at Virginia Tech, completed medical school at Eastern Virginia Medical School and is now married and a resident general surgeon at Virginia Commonwealth Hospital in Richmond, VA. 

 

My daughter, Caitlin, who is also a former volunteer city medic in VA Beach, completed her BS in Biology and a BS in Nursing and is working as a trauma nurse. She is married and just had her first child and our first grandson. 

 

Outside of work, I volunteer with the City of VA Beach Emergency Medical Services as President and member of one of the 10 volunteer rescue squads providing first due EMS. I enjoy studying US history and traveling to historic areas. My wife and I also love grandparenthood.

 

BPC is fortunate to have such a great leader on our team. Thank you for all you do, Tom!

Read More

Meet Brian Mallynn

Meet Brian Mallynn! Brian serves as BPC’s Western Regional Supervisor and is responsible for overseeing 10 inspectors. Brian has been with us since 2013 and we had the pleasure of learning more about him with this Q&A. 

 

BPC: How do you help as Western Regional Supervisor?

Brian: I was always taught that leaders work best when they remove roadblocks and extra steps versus adding them. I do this through improving efficiency in setup, scheduling, inspecting, reporting, and communicating with customers.

 

BPC: What kind of objects are you typically inspecting?

Brian: While I am licensed to inspect both boilers and pressure vessels in eight states, I primarily inspect in Texas, a boiler-only state. My team and I inspect a lot of petrochemical plants, sawmills, hospitals, and large manufacturing facilities, with some surgery centers and schools thrown in for good measure. 

 

BPC: What are some interesting things you’ve seen on the job?

Brian: With such a broad range of customers, I’ve seen a lot of interesting things. Military bombs, missiles, and rockets, Gamma Knife treatment, the Human Genome Project, and NASA are just a few.

 

BPC: What do you enjoy most about working here?

Brian: Every day is like the TV show How It’s Made and this keeps me happy in my work. I also appreciate the ability to schedule directly with our customers as this makes family time possible.

 

BPC: What do you think sets BPC apart from your competitors?

Brian: Inspectors with BPC help customers navigate the gray area between boiler laws and safety as well as meet customer’s goals for reliability and peak efficiency.

 

BPC: Since joining BPC, how has your life changed?

Brian: Less than six months after coming on with BPC in January of 2013, my mother passed away. A year later, my wife was diagnosed with breast cancer. Both situations were difficult, especially with two preschool aged children at the time, but the BPC staff, other inspectors, and compassionate customers allowed me to work the hours I needed to keep my family afloat. 

 

BPC: What do you like to do outside of work?

Brian: I spend the majority of my time off with my kids, Evan (9) and Emma (7), and my wife of 16 years (this June).  I also take care of my dad’s 350-acre cattle ranch (we have over 100 head of cattle) and all the equipment to maintain it. 

 

Thank you, Brian for providing help and leadership to our team. We appreciate you!

 

Read More

Boiler & Property Consulting, LLC Ranked #1 by Jurisdiction Online for 29 Straight Months

For 29 straight months, Boiler & Property Consulting, a Buford, GA jurisdictional boiler inspection firm operating in conjunction with XL Insurance America (XLIA), recently announced it was ranked #1 by Jurisdiction Online for maintaining the lowest percentage of overdue objects.

Each month, Jurisdiction Online releases a report ranking users on their percentage of overdue objects. BPC has maintained the lowest percentage of overdues and stayed at the top of the list for the past 29 months.

“It’s such an honor to be a part of this organization and receive monthly acknowledgement from JO for over 2 years in a row. Here at BPC, we don’t just talk about customer service, we also deliver the highest level of service in our industry,” says Venus Newton, president of Boiler & Property Consulting.

Since its beginning, BPC has quickly grown to be one of the top boiler inspection companies in the United States. The company has inspectors nationwide and services all industries including power generation, basic metals, chemical, steel and pulp & paper.

The company has used Jurisdiction Online for the past five years. Jurisdiction Online supports regulatory code enforcement workflows, risk management workflows and jurisdictional accounting needs associated with regulatory activities. Its products are used by agencies in 31 states, more than 90 local jurisdictions and multiple Fortune 500 and private sector companies, including major insurers involved in the boiler and pressure vessel (BPV) market.

Read More

Global Engineering Excellence

Part owned by GAPS, an XL Group company