From food processing and water treatment plants to chemical processing units and nuclear power plants, there is often a network of pressure vessels that keep the system functioning and make our lives better. Storing high pressurized fluid and sometimes even solid particles in a tight container can explode easily, if the design engineer falls short of giving enough strength to the pressurized container.

To keep pressure vessels to operate safely within given pressure and temperature conditions, certifying its design from recognized regulatory bodies such as ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) remains critical.

As a matter of fact, the certification actually serves the purpose of a “license”, allowing manufacturers to design, fabricate and sell pressure vessels that conform to the safety standards.

Attaining the ASME’s “U” stamp is what every pressure vessel fabricator or a manufacturer aims for eventually. This stamp actually assure clients and general public that companies with the U certification have demonstrated their capabilities and quality management systems, to build and repair pressure vessels that meet safety specifications.

Benefits to the Customer

As a customer, choosing an ASME certified manufacturer means that you are receiving the highest quality product available.

Here are few of the benefits you’ll receive:

  • Peace of mind knowing that the pressure vessel is manufactured as per the strict codes
  • The PV is inspected by an outside authority, eliminating any false guarantee claimed by salesman
  • The manufacturer you contract with follows a strict quality control program and operates by it
  • Right from fabrication drawings, calculation, material procurement to welding and non-destructive tests, everything is inspected thoroughly
  • Confidence that the pressure vessel is manufactured correctly

TrueCADD’s Efforts to Assist Manufacturers and Design Engineers

The process of manufacturing a pressure vessel as per ASME standards needs a qualitative approach right from the designing stage and should extend throughout the production cycle. To conform to the ASME guidelines, manufacturers need a clean, clear set of layout and fabrication drawings in place to assist fabricators, welders and machine operators.

The finalized design as per customer requirement also needs to be tested as per the guidelines mentioned in Section VIII. As an engineering consultancy firm, we do just that. We remain cohesive with pressure vessel manufacturers with an experienced team for CAD, CFD Analysis and Finite Element Analysis, and give a virtual design support to assist in the certification process, and eventually assist in developing the trust of their end customers.

About Author: Gaurang Trivedi is Engineering consultant at TrueCADD. He has applied his engineering expertise across several highly complex and big scale projects, consequently managing to flawlessly deliver as per the client requirements.

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