Minimize the risk of accidents and ensure compliance with regulations
Requirements and regulations for boiler and pressure vessel inspections vary in different regions and jurisdictions. TÜV SÜD ARISE helps you to overcome related challenges and conduct the required inspections timely, cost-efficiently and with seamless service. This means you can focus on your operations and business while being sure that your pressure vessels adhere to legal and regulatory frameworks.
Jurisdictional boiler and pressure vessel inspections ensure that boiler and pressure vessels are constructed, installed and operated in a manner that meets established codes and regulations. These inspections seek to confirm that the equipment is safely operated and maintained.
The ultimate goal of these inspections is to minimize loss of life and property through the accepted construction and fabrication, as well as the safe operation and maintenance of boilers and pressure equipment.
Many regions also require periodic inspections of industrial refrigeration systems, normally included with a boiler and machinery insurance contract. Yet, with today's all-risk, multilayered insurance programs and other alternative risk transfers, these mandated services often are not a part of the package.
A failure to conduct regular inspections of pressure vessels can result in a greater likelihood of accidents and personnel injury, along with increased legal liability. In various regions, laws regulate the operation and inspection of boilers and pressure vessels. While requirements vary between jurisdictions, typically, high-pressure boilers (15 psi and higher operating pressure) require one internal inspection and an additional, annual external inspection.
Unfired pressure vessels (e.g. air and water storage tanks), as well as low pressure boilers and fired storage water heaters, may also have inspection requirements. Inspection frequencies for industrial systems and components range from annual to five-year intervals.
TÜV SÜD ARISE Incorporated (ARISE) is accredited by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and the National Board of Boiler Pressure Vessel Inspectors to perform third-party inspections of boilers, pressure vessels, and components. TÜV SÜD ARISE inspectors hold National Board Commissions with special endorsements and multiple state licenses to provide efficient and seamless service. Furthermore, TÜV SÜD ARISE customizes jurisdictional and shop inspection services, risk analysis, reporting and training to your specific requirements.
Benefits of this customization include: