An ASME certification or mark is the way to tell the regulators, customers, and industries that your organization is committed to quality and safety. It also indicates that your products are reliable, safe and high-quality. Thus, it is advisable to get your product registered under the appropriate authority to avoid any legal complications in the form of penalties.
Three Commonly Used Certifications for ABSA Pressure Vessels
- ASME U Stamp
Over 100 countries globally accept the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code or ASME BPVC to meet government safety rules and regulations. The ASME U Stamp is an indication that the pressure vessels adhere to ASME’s guidelines including design, fabrication, inspection, and testing. It is used for the certification and acceptance of pressure vessels. Seeing the “U” symbol on a product ensures that it meets the latest edition of the Code. It also affirms that the vessel is designed and manufactured according to the standards of ASME.
- ASME R Stamp
The National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors offers the R symbol stamp for the alteration and/or repair of pressure vessels, boilers, and other pressure-retaining items after subjecting the organization to an onsite review. Based on the jurisdictional requirements, the inspection may be handled by a member of the National Board or a representative.
- Vessel CRN
Vessel CRN refers to the Canadian Registration Number. It is issued by an approved safety authority in each province and territory in Canada for pressure vessels, boilers, or any other fitting that operates at a pressure more than 15 pounds per square inch (psi). It is quite similar to the ASME standards, but slightly complicated because if you want your vessel certified across the country, you’ll have to meet the requirements in seven organizations or jurisdictions.
For any pressure vessels manufactured outside of Canada to be used in Canada, they must be registered by National Board and have a CRN.
Contact Crimtech for Pressure Vessels that Meet the Required Standards
Crimtech Services Ltd. is one of the best pressure vessel fabricators in Canada specializing in the manufacturing and fabrication of products. In addition to manufacturing, we also provide alterations and repair services.
We have an efficient management team to make sure that all the products adhere to the required industry standards such as the ABSA guidelines and ASME rules. We will also help you obtain the necessary certification.