ASME Pressure Vessels

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The codes and standards for high pressure vessels set by ASME consist of three different divisions, which are based on psi level. Read More…

ASME Pressure Vessels ASME pressure vessels are approved in all aspects and regularly inspected by the American Society of Mechanical Engines. ASME is an engineering board that sets codes and standards for mechanical devices to improve their safety and prevent deadly and costly accidents.

Leading Manufacturers

Oak Lawn, IL  |  800-282-1574

If you are looking for innovative pressure vessels, you’ve come to the right place! We actively manage your project every step of the way. We keep you informed of what we are doing to ensure we keep up to your standards and delivery times. We will deliver our products on time-every time! Contact us today or visit our website to find out more!

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Midwest Imperial Steel Fabricators, LLC $$$

Gladwin , MI  |  989-426-4768

Gladwin Tank Manufacturing specializes in custom designed and built ASME tanks and ASME jacketed weldments of any shape or size made from carbon steel, stainless, duplex and nickel alloys.

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Gladwin Tank Mfg., Inc. $$$

Berea, OH  |  440-243-6800

Alloy Engineering is ASME code vessel certified and offers extensive expertise in the mechanical design of pressure vessels that will meet rigorous quality standards and procedures. High expertise in the design of vessels fabricated from high-nickel and exotic alloys. Our designs are frequently used in applications with design process conditions up to 1700°F. We also specialize in redesigning current applications to provide more cost-effective and higher performance with longer life.

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Alloy Engineering Company $$$

Beverly, OH  |  866-984-8265

Since 2006, Waterford Tank and Fabrication, LTD has been a manufacturer of quality pressure vessels. We offer personalized service, flexibility, competitive prices and excellent customer service. If you need a customized solution then you have come to the right place. Please give us a call today!

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Waterford Tank and Fabrication, LTD $$$

Garden City, GA  |  912-233-8902

We serve the chemical processing, pulp & paper, pharmaceutical, food, and coatings industries with high quality, on-time delivery and competitive pricing. Our pressure vessels meet today’s demanding market, fabricated to ASME tank standards. We offer carbon, stainless, alloy 20, monel, inconel, hastelloy and 904L; thicknesses up to 1” and pressures up to 1000 PSIG; non-destructive testing options.

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Savannah Tank & Mfg., Inc. $$$

Chattanooga, TN  |  423-266-7118

Chattanooga Boiler and Tank Company is certified to design, shop fabricate, or field erect ASME Section VIII Div 1 pressure vessels that require "R", "S", or "U" Code Stamps. Through the years, we have built a vast array of pressure vessels that range in wall thicknesses of 3/16" to over 2", in diameters up to 30 feet, and weights up to 150 tons.

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Chattanooga Boiler & Tank Company, Inc. $$$
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ASME is not the only standard-setting authority for pressure vessels, but it is by far the most widely known and accepted, ensuring an expected level of consistency throughout pressure vessel manufacturing. Pressure vessels or pressure tanks hold fluids, gases and vapors at pressure levels greater than that of atmospheric pressure. Therefore, great care must be taken in manufacturing pressure vessels, or a leak, crack or flaw could result in flying shrapnel, fires or a large explosion.

The ASME's standards are required by law in almost every state and are recognized world wide. Many different industries adhere to ASME standards when designing, building and using pressure vessels, including the chemical manufacturing, medical product manufacturing, heating, agricultural, brewery, liquid filtration, vacuum pump systems and polystyrene manufacturing. Each of these pressure vessel aspects must meet the ASME regulation or standard.

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The ASME standards affect every part of pressure vessel design and fabrication. They control the quality of design, drafting standards, design calculations, material control, fabrication tolerances, machining, testing, inspection, calibration and records retention. After a pressure vessel has been manufactured and is ready to use, a certain amount of responsibility falls in the hands of the company running the vessel. They must periodically check for damage and repairs, including leaks, cracks and ruptured seams.

If any damage is noticed, only a qualified welder may carry out the repairs and it should be done immediately as there could be disastrous results as a result of built-up pressure. Extensive information about the pressure vessel, including its psi, must be displayed on the vessel's exterior in plain site at all times. Installation of a new pressure vessel must also be approved by the ASME.

During the tank examination, inspectors check things like the O-ring seal strength, vacuum closure standards and make sure it is operating at the appropriate psi. Often, the detailed and thorough inspection of a pressure vessel requires dismantling the entire tank. The quality of an ASME tank affects everyone who comes into contact with it, whether they design, manufacture, install, inspect, maintain or work with pressure vessels on a daily basis, therefore it is important that standards are maintained.

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