Authorized Inspection Agency Accreditation
Accredited Authorized Inspection Agencies (AIAs) are responsible for performing inspections of ASME pressure equipment Certificate Holders during the manufacturing process.
About the ASME Authorized Inspection Agency Accreditation Program
An Authorized Inspection Agency (AIA) is an organization that meets the criteria of the ASME QAI-1 standard, "Qualifications for Authorized Inspection" and that is accredited by the Society pursuant to the provisions set forth in Part 4 of the ASME QAI-1 standard to provide AIA services.
Authorized Inspection Agencies include:
- Jurisdictional Authorities: A jurisdiction that accepts and does administer one or more construction code sections of ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code (BPVC) as a means to satisfy legal or regulatory requirements.
- Insurance Companies: An insurance company which has been licensed, or registered, by the appropriate authority of a state of the United States of America, or of a province of Canada, to write boiler and pressure vessel insurance in such state or province.
- Independent Third-Party Inspection Organizations: A company in the business of providing third party inspection services, which has government recognition to perform inspection and design reviews for boilers and pressure vessels.
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