ASME Code Tanks: Here’s What You Need to Know

Editor’s note: This post was originally published on 6/22/18 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehension.

You have a lot of options when you’re in the market for a pressure vessel.

But, beware.

Purchasing a tank that doesn’t follow the ASME standards could spell disaster.

You need to work with a company that strictly adheres to ASME codes and requirements – and has your best interest in mind.

Here’s what you need to know.

Not following ASME code could be disastrous

What could happen if the ASME standards aren’t followed?

If the ASME standards aren’t followed, there’s a significant risk for deadly accidents, explosions and other catastrophes that not only threaten lives but could also be financially disastrous.

Pressure vessels are designed to hold gases and liquids at a pressure that is significantly different from the outside pressure.

If they aren’t manufactured following strict guidelines, the results could be fatal.

The number of deadly accidents during the development and operation of pressure vessels over the years was the impetus for regulations.

The risk of explosions and other catastrophes has decreased dramatically since the design, manufacture and operation have been governed by engineering authorities with the backing of legislation.

Tank Fab’s ASME code tanks meet every standard

Which aspects of a pressure vessel must follow ASME code?

The aspects of a pressure vessel that must follow ASME code are:

  1. Design.
  2. Building materials.
  3. Construction method.
  4. Inspection regulations.
  5. Documentation.
  6. The welder’s qualifications.

At Tank Fab, the ASME tanks we provide meet all of the ASME standards throughout the design, manufacturing, and testing process.

When it comes to safety and quality, we can assure you that our ASME code tanks meet all of the standards, mainly the Section 8, Division 1 of the Boiler and Pressure Code.

Certain aspects of the pressure vessel have to meet specific standards – the ASME code.

These are:

  • Design.
  • Building materials.
  • Method for building the tanks.
  • Inspection regulations.
  • Documentation.
  • Qualification of the welder.

Tank Fab focuses on the 1st division code by making our ASME code tanks from 304 steel or carbon steel.

How we follow ASME standards

Abiding by ASME codes when manufacturing pressure vessels shows you that our products are safe and reliable.

Our customers see the ASME mark as the gold-standard for the pressure vessels they purchase.

You can rest assured that the pressure vessel you’re purchasing is going to live up to the quality and safety standards you need to run a productive manufacturing line.

Seeing the ASME certification assures you that the product has been through the ASME’s Conformity Assessment program.

The Conformity Assessment program is the foremost quality assurance program. It’s internationally recognized among all buyers and producers of pressure vessels.

The businesses that purchase and manufacture pressure vessels hold the ASME Standards designation in the highest regard.

This means that you get an ASME Code tank or autoclave that is safe, reliable and will make your business more efficient.

The design process for ASME code tanks

At Tank Fab, we have more than 50 years of experience in designing ASME code tanks. We use the latest software in assisting us to ensure your tank’s design meets all of the ASME and National Board Code requirements..

Our in-house design team can provide whatever type of tank you need for your business.

When your design is complete, we use a 3D model to construct the tank in over 80,000-square-feet of manufacturing space.

Our welding methods vary depending on the specific needs of your business.

After we complete the manufacturing process, your pressure tank is tested with a hydro-test that is also regulated by ASME standards.

We can also perform additional types of tests at your request, such as nondestructive testing that could include liquid penetrate, ultrasonic, x-ray, and magnetic particle testing.

Tank Fab goes above and beyond

Having a one-stop shop for design, manufacture and installation saves you time and money.

Knowing that ASME Standards are being strictly adhered to gives you peace of mind that your product is going to stand the test of time.

When you choose Tank Fab for your pressure vessels, you are making sure that your business is using the very best products – with the best value – available on the market.

Author: Jeffrey Lippincott

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