(Video) ASME Custom Vessel Manufacturing

ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) manage a national standard for pressure vessel construction.  ASME standards for pressure vessels are applicable to design, fabrication, inspection, testing and certification.

Apache followed some high-compliance vessel projects coming through our ASME facility and created a video to showcase many of the construction, finishing, assembly, and quality processes throughout the ASME manufacturing process.

ASME Construction

  • Material
  • Wall Thickness
  • Flange Rating
  • Pressure and Temperature Requirements
  • Corrosion Allowance Design
  • Fluid Flow

Pressure vessel construction parameters are determined by ASME code and Apache’s compliance engineering team.  ASME construction conditions are approved by the ASME inspector when required by code.

ASME Code Welding

  • Head styles
  • Seams
  • Nozzles
  • Manways

ASME standards define the quality, type and finishing of welds to maintain the structured integrity of a pressure vessel.  Apache’s welding technicians are certified to weld specifications according to the ASME code.

Multi-Process Finishing

  • Grinding to RA (Roughness Average) Requirements
  • Pickle Passivation
  • Electropolishing

Another specification for ASME will call out the specific RA (Roughness Average) of inside and outside finishes.  This ASME specification ensures the quality and safety of construction and components, accomplished with mechanical finishing, pickle passivation and electropolishing.

ASME Components

  • Gauges
  • Valves
  • Pressure Outlets
  • Drainage Design

Gauges, valves, pressure outlets are among the safety components that require compliance in ASME design pressure vessels.  Components are specifically selected to the performance and compliance of the ASME vessel.

ASME Testing & Certifications

  • Pneumatic Testing
  • Hydrostatic Testing
  • Liquid Penetrant
  • Saline
  • Riboflavin
  • CIP Coverage
  • Material Certifications
  • Base Metal Thickness
  • Welder Trace
  • Ferroxyl Tests
  • PMI (Positive Material Identification) Radiography

ASME tests are performed by the Quality Assurance team to comply with ASME certifications required for the vessel. Turnover packets are completed after the vessel is manufactured and provided to the customer.

Apache is an ASME facility fully equipped with nimble compliance-driven manufacturing processes to efficiently manufacture custom vessels in-house.

Engineering compliant vessels that are manufactured to precise ASME code is what we do.  Our compliance engineering and manufacturing service is a partnership where we work to understand the goals and parameters of each vessel project and use our expertise to engineer and manufacture fully compliant custom vessels.

Every employee, our compliance and quality engineers, welders and fabricators know who to facilitate and process ASME and other global compliance regulations.

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