Vacuum or Pressure closures for small/portable ASME vessels Many processors come to Apache for a vessel solution in the incubation stage of their business. In some cases, they are looking for help to choose the right kind of vessel that will suit their needs and fit their budget. While Apache provides custom ASME vessels for a range of industries, we also offer a line of standard vessels that often solve what these manufacturers need for their process. The use of the vessel will determine whether it is a pressurized solution, non—pressurized or vacuum vessel solution. Vessels that require a minimum of 50 PSI, utilize a pressure closure. Numerous applications, including heating or cooling process, containment, and pressurized dispensing often utilize pressures at or above 50 psi. It is important to note the safety and ASME requirements for pressure vessels, an ASME UM-mark is required for: Vessels 5 cubic feet of volume or smaller with pressures not exceeding 250 psi. Vessel 3 cubic feet of volume or smaller with pressures not exceeding 350 psi. Vessels 1.5 cubic feet of volume or smaller with pressures not exceeding 600 psi. For vacuum requirements or non-vacuum applications, such as a storage vessel or collecting vessel, a vacuum closure may suit the application. In the video, Nick Buchda, Apache’s Small Vessel Representative, demonstrates vacuum and pressure closures on our standard line of vessels. Apache has produced stainless vessels with ASME certification for over 45 years, with other accreditations for pharmaceutical, life science and health industries including ASME UM, ASME U, FDA, 3-A, CRN, PED and BPE. Whether the vessel needs fit a standard vessel, modifications to a standard vessel or a custom solution, Apache has the experience to fulfill a range of critical, sanitary-design vessel solutions.