Why is the ASME Stamp so Important?

Posted by Admin on Feb 28, 2020 8:00:00 AM

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ASME pressure vessels and pressure vessel accessories are certified with the ASME stamp.  The ASME stamp standardizes the level of quality that is required in these types of vessels and it's considered an industry best practice to use ASME certified vessels. In fact, some states have passed legislation that requires pressure vessels operating at 15 psi or higher to be built in accordance with ASME boiler and pressure vessel code. Why is so much emphasis placed on the ASME stamp?

Why it's so important:

1) Safety: Many pressure vessels house contents that are potentially hazardous materials at high pressures. Keeping those contents secure should be a top priority for the safety of everyone near these vessels. An ASME stamp ensures that the tank holding these contents was built properly.

2) Risk Mitigation: Insurance companies place great value an ASME stamp. In most cases, insurance companies will deny a claim for the failure of any vessel that is not code-stamped.

3) Quality:  Fabricators of ASME vessels are subject to inspections performed by a third party. Those who create non-stamped vessels are only held to their own quality control standards.

Bendel ASME Pressure Vessels

Bendel has experience serving a broad array of industries including petrochemical, chemical, pharmaceutical, oil & gas, pulp & paper, textile, food & beverage, and many others.  We produce a wide range of custom fabricated ASME vessels to suit virtually any purpose in a variety of materials including carbon steel, stainless steel, nickel alloy, duplex, and others.

All of our welders must pass rigorous performance requirements in accordance to ASME section IX before they weld any vessel. In addition to the vessel being ASME compliant and stamped, our accessories are also up to code. Bendel can fabricate heating and cooling jackets, internal coils or any other pressure-retaining component.

To learn more about Bendel Tank & Heat Exchanger and our ASME pressure vessels, contact our Charlotte headquarters at 866-596-5112 or contact us here via the web


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