Boilers and Pressure Vessels Pdf

Inspections and Audits for Boilers and Pressure Vessels

ASME, PED, IBR compliance - a passport to key markets

Business Challenge

In most countries, manufacturers of boilers and pressure vessels must comply with strict regulations and codes in order to market their equipment. This is their ‘license to operate’. 

In Europe, USA, India and many other countries, boilers and pressure vessels must comply with respectively the Pressure Equipment Directive (PED), the ASME code and the Indian Boiler Regulation (IBR). The boiler and pressure vessel equipment must be certified by an independent notified body to ensure compliance with all regulations

What are Inspections and Audits for Boilers and Pressure Vessels?

Bureau Veritas’s boilers and pressure vessels inspections and audits adhere to international regulations and technical specifications

These inspections and audits establish the requirements for:  

  • Manufacturer certification

  • Quality assurance 

  • Equipment design 

  • Materials used for manufacturing equipment 

  • Component manufacturing 

  • Assembly 

  • Final testing 

In Europe, countries such as France, Spain, Italy, UK, the Netherlands, Portugal, etc. notify Bureau Veritas for all types of equipment. And only one country notification is required to be allowed to deliver notified body services worldwide

In addition, Bureau Veritas is recognized as an “Authorized Inspection Agency” under the name of OneCis (a subsidiary) in the USA, and is recognized in India as a “Competent Authority” and an “Inspecting Authority”.


Why Choose Bureau Veritas?

Notified Body 

Bureau Veritas is a notified body for most industrial countries. 

Knowledge and Expertise 

Bureau Veritas has the a know-how for different regulations and codes of design review services performed by specialized Technical Centers, located in close proximity to manufacturers’ headquarters (France, UK, Germany, Italy, USA, China...). 

Network 

Our network of qualified inspectors are able to check boilers and pressure vessels in 60 countries.

A World Leader in ISO 9001 Certification 

Bureau Veritas can assist manufacturers in implementing a global quality program which leads to ISO 9001 certification

Cost- Effective Synergies 

Bureau Veritas is also notified for directives relating to ATEX, low voltage and electromagnetic compatibility.

FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

  • What are the statutory requirements in the USA?

    The ASME code is essential for North American certification (required in most 50 US states, plus 12 Canadian provinces). It also holds global significance: it is accepted in more than 112 countries, used as construction code for compliance with the European Pressure Equipment Directive, and is used as a contractual requirement for global Plant Engineering

    The requirements under the ASME code include: 

     

    • Steam boilers and pressure vessels over 1 bar and a cross section of more than 152.4 mm. 

    • High temperature hot water boiler (over 11 bar and/or over 121 °C). 

    • Miniature boilers and electric boilers, which require a manufacturer certification by ASME and inspection by the Authorized Inspection Agency.

     

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