WHAT IS THE ASME CODE?
The ASME Code is a leading standard for pressure equipment and components worldwide. It establishes the requirements for manufacturer certification and quality assurance. In addition, the ASME Code sets rules for the design, materials, manufacturing, inspection, testing and operation of boilers and pressure vessels (including power boilers, heating boilers, nuclear facility components, fibre-reinforced plastic pressure vessels and transport tanks).
WHY IS ASME CODE IMPORTANT FOR YOUR BUSINESS?
The ASME Code is recognised in the U.S., Canada and over 100 other countries. Manufacturing, repairing or altering your pressure equipment in accordance with the Code helps you to access opportunities in these markets. Affixing the ASME certification mark to your pressure equipment inspires greater confidence among your business partners, end users and authorities. It is regarded as the hallmark of acceptance and certification that indicates conformity to the Code.
TÜV SÜD HELPS YOU TO ENSURE COMPLIANCE AND GAIN ACCESS TO INTERNATIONAL MARKETS
TÜV SÜD is a partner of ARISE BIIC – an ASME accredited U.S. authorised inspection agency (AIA). Authorised via ARISE BIIC, our ASME inspectors (AIs) offer comprehensive and efficient support on all aspects of the ASME Code. Benefit from our expertise in:
- Section I (Power Boilers)
- Section II (Materials)
- Section III (Nuclear Facility Components)
- Section IV (Heating Boilers)
- Section V (Non-Destructive Examination)
- Section VIII, Div. 1, 2 and 3 (Pressure Vessels)
- Section IX (Welding and Brazing Qualifications)
- Section X (Fibre-Reinforced Plastic Vessels)
- Section XI (Rules for In-Service Inspection of Nuclear Power Plant Components)
- Section XII (Rules for Construction and Continued Service of Transport Tanks)
WHAT DO ASME CODE WORK AND ADDITIONAL SERVICES INVOLVE?
Consulting, codes and standards engineering
We offer consulting services as well as support in establishing a quality assurance (QA) programme and quality control (QC) system. We assist with ASME certification audit preparation, review and acceptance of quality programmes and procedures, evaluation of equivalence to different codes and standards for components, and application for manufacturer certification.
Design calculations/design review
TÜV SÜD supports you with review/preparation of calculations as per the ASME Code.
Welding, brazing and NDT consultancy
We assist you with procedures for welding, brazing, non-destructive examination or special circumstances. Our services include certification of welders and welding procedures and NDT consulting by ASNT inspectors.
As a partner of ARISE BIIC, TÜV SÜD inspects components to be delivered with or without the ASME certification mark.
Third-party inspection and audits
Our authorised inspectors (AI) and supervisors (AIS) inspect manufactured components, perform audits of ASME Certificate holders, and conduct vendor evaluations and audits.
We offer ASME workshops to train your personnel to ASME Code requirements as well as Owner/User certification programmes.