ASME Pressure Vessels

A reliable source for Pressure Vessel information and leading Pressure Vessel Companies & Manufacturers.

ASME is a registered trademark of The American Society of Mechanical Engineers

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.

Request A Quote

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.

Request A Quote

Gladwin Tank Mfg., Inc. $$$

Beaver Dam, WI  |  920-356-9900

From large to small… sanitary to industrial, we’ve done it all! In fact that is what makes us unique. Apache is one of the few stainless and high alloy vessel manufacturers that produce both very small and very large vessels…and everything in between. Looking for a small mix vessel, we can do it. ASME, PED, SELO, full vacuum, atmospheric, you name it we’ve done it.

Request A Quote

Apache Stainless Equipment Corporation $$$

Cincinnati, OH  |  800-909-8265

We have been manufacturing stainless steel and carbon steel pressure vessels, ASME Code pressure vessels and process pressure vessels since 1946. The industries we serve range from food, to chemical, to pharmaceuticals. Let our skilled sales representatives assist you with a quote for all your fabrication needs.

Request A Quote

Central Fabricators, Inc. $$$

Monongahela, PA  |  800-634-0243

Pittsburgh Tank is a leading manufacturer of high-quality stainless steel pressure vessels, stainless steel sanitary tanks and stainless steel silos. We provide our customers with quality products, on time and at a competitive price. Call today for more information!

Request A Quote

Pittsburgh Tank Corporation $$$

Charlotte, NC  |  866-596-5112

All Bendel Pressure Vessels and Reactors are designed and fabricated in strict accordance with ASME (Section VIII, Division I). ASME vessels can be fabricated from Carbon Steel, Stainless Steel or Nickel Alloy materials. The ASME code may encompass the primary vessel only or the entire assembly, which may include heating/cooling jackets, internal coils or other pressure retaining components.

Request A Quote

Bendel Tank & Heat Exchanger $$$
placeholder image Midwest Imperial Steel Fabricators, LLC Gladwin Tank Mfg., Inc. Apache Stainless Equipment Corporation Central Fabricators, Inc. Pittsburgh Tank Corporation Bendel Tank & Heat Exchanger

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.

Custom ASME Pressure Vessel ASME Pressure Vessels - Midwest Imperial Steel Fabricators, LLC

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.

ASME Pressure Vessels Informational Video