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ASME Code Services & certification

Ensuring safe and compliant equipment ready for use

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The ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code (BPVC) is an internationally recognised standard for the design, manufacture, inspection and testing of all kinds of pressure vessels. Inside of North America, the ASME Code is generally required for many types of pressure vessels and equipment. Outside North America, the ASME Code is recognised as a leading global standard.

To apply the ASME stamp to a piece of equipment, a manufacturer must first be approved by ASME to perform the work. This is done along with an Authorised Inspection Agency.  Click here to learn more about this process.

ASME Code symbol stamps are applied to item nameplates by ASME approved manufacturers. ASME Data Reports are generated to identify that an approved manufacturer has carried out the work. An Authorised Inspector carries out inspection during the manufacturing process and countersigns these Data Reports.

Need help with the ASME code?

We offer a wide range of services to help you to meet the requirements of the ASME Code. We specialise in helping clients understand the Code, offering training, pre-review guidance, and post-certification renewal help.

We are able to:

  • Give advice on the procedures required for you to obtain ASME Certificates of Authorisation.
  • Assist you in preparing and establishing Quality Assurance (QA) Programmes and Quality Control (QC) Systems.
  • Help prepare your Quality Manuals.
  • Attend the ASME review, renewal reviews and surveys.
  • Provide authorised inspectors and supervisors to inspect manufactured components.
  • Arrange seminars to train your personnel in the requirements of the ASME Code.

If you're looking to switch from another Authorised Inspection Agency, we'll make that easy to do.

Why work with us?

Strategic vision 

Our technical know-how, sector expertise and innovative, forward-thinking approach will help you meet the challenges of today – and become a safer, more secure, and sustainable organisation tomorrow.

Technical expertise

We have specialist ASME authorised inspection agency personnel including boiler/pressure vessel and nuclear inspectors and supervisors available to offer insightful knowledge. Our inspectors are well known for their sector-specific knowledge and expertise, which means you can be confident that they'll understand the manufacturing challenges you face and oversee Code requirements are met.

Effective partnership

Every business is unique. That’s why our experts work with you, to fully understand your needs and goals, and work out how we can best support them.

If you’re ready to take the next step towards ASME certification, speak to a member of the team today.


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