Boiler and Pressure Vessel Certification

Certification of a manufacturer's or assembler's quality control system in accordance with ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code (BPVC) Sections I, IV, VIII, X, and/or XII.

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About the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Certification Program

The ASME BPVC Certification Program conforms to the rules governing the design, fabrication, assembly, and inspection of boiler and pressure vessel components during construction. In 1916, shortly after the first publication of the "Rules for the Construction of Stationary Boilers and for Allowable Working Pressures" (known today as the ASME BPVC), ASME began offering certification to companies in the pressure equipment industry to certify their quality control systems comply. Products manufactured by ASME BPVC Certificate Holders are certified and stamped with the Certification Mark in accordance with the applicable ASME BPVC Section. Today there are more than 6,800 Certificate Holders in the ASME BPVC Certification Program.

Scopes offered by the ASME BPVC Certification Program vary and include but are not limited to: power boilers, heating boilers, pressure vessels, fiber-reinforced plastic vessels, transport tanks and valves.

Certificates Offered

Power Boilers
Section I

  • S - Power Boilers
  • A - Assembly of Power Boilers
  • E - Electric Boilers
  • M - Miniature Boiler
  • PP - Pressure Piping
  • PRT - Parts Fabrication

Heating Boilers
Section IV

  • H - Heating Boilers/Cast Iron Sectional Heating Boiler
  • HLW - Lined Potable Water Heaters
  • PRT - Parts Fabrication

Pressure Vessels
Section VIII Division 1

  • U - Pressure Vessels
  • UM - Miniature Pressure Vessels
  • PRT - Parts Fabrication

Pressure Vessels
Section VIII Division 2

  • U2 - Pressure Vessels (Alternative Rules for Pressure Vessels)

Pressure Vessels
Section VIII Division 3

  • U3 - High Pressure Vessels

Reinforced Plastic Vessels
Section X

  • RP - Fiber-Reinforced Plastic Vessels

Transports Tank
Section XII

  • T - Transport Tanks
  • PRT - Parts Fabrication

Pressure Relief Devices
Section XIII

  • V - Boiler Pressure Relief Valves
  • HV - Heating Boiler Safety Valves
  • UV - Pressure Vessel Pressure Relief Valves
  • UD - Pressure Vessel Pressure Relief Devices
  • UV3 - High Pressure Vessel Pressure Relief Valves
  • UD3 - High Pressure Vessel Pressure Relief Devices
  • TV - Transport Tanks Pressure Relief Valves
  • TD - Transport Tanks Pressure Relief Devices

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