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Steam and Pressure Technology

Operate with safe and efficient steam and pressure equipment

Steam and pressure equipment designers, manufacturers, and operators are facing the challenge of ensuring top line growth in the wake of increasing price pressures from global competitors and stringent national and international safety, quality, and environmental standards.

Quality flaws in your equipment will affect your buyers plant availability and maintenance costs and inevitably lead to reputation loss, reduction in orders, and an impact on your bottom line.

TÜV SÜD provides inspection and certification for manufacturers to the following standards:

  • PED 97 23 EC
  • Indian Boiler Regulation IBR
  • ADR/RID Transport of Dangerous Goods
  • Quality Systems
  • Quality systems EN ISO 3834; HP0/W0 approval
  • European Pressure Equipment Directive (PED) Annex I. 4.3
  • ASME
  • German AD Code
  • British Standard
  • French CODAP
  • Italian RACOLTA

Our experts have been conducting steam and pressure equipment safety and quality services for decades and preside on national and international standards committees. Ensuring you receive the expert latest guidance, powered by German engineering excellence.

Our services for steam and pressure equipment manufacturers and operators

Pressure Vessels

  • Review of license and permit applications
  • Design examinations as per industry standards
  • Monitoring of construction and assembly
  • Testing and certification of assemblies including instrumentation and control technology (I & C)
  • Accident and damage investigations, analyses, and expert opinions

Tank Systems / Water Conservation

  • Assessment of licenses governed by construction code and water laws
  • Testing of fuel stations and tank farms
  • Registration and assessment of installations
  • Design examinations as per industry standards

Control of Major Accident Hazards

  • Alarm and emergency response planning, hazard analysis as per PAAG or HAZOP procedure and fault-tree analysis
  • Impact assessments
  • Assessment of plant-specific explosion protection

Steam and Hot Water Boilers

  • Review of license and permit applications
  • Test and deadline management
  • Design examinations as per industry regulations
  • Monitoring of construction and assembly
  • Testing and certification of assemblies including instrumentation and control technology (I & C)
  • Accident and damage investigations, analyses, and expert opinion
  • Evaluation of the water chemical conditions
  • Evaluation of hot water boilers regarding risk of corrosion
  • Evaluation of the efficiency of devices for the physical removal of dissolved gases (oxygen, carbon dioxide) from feed water
  • Procedural evaluation of condensate and feed water systems regarding the external entry of air
  • Evaluation of the contamination risk of branched condensate systems following the entry of product or foreign matter
  • Evaluation of steam purity through continuous measurement of sodium and conductivity in saturated and superheated steam
  • Training of operational staff by means of lectures, courses, and specific on-site training

Pipelines

  • Testing and certification of assemblies including instrumentation and control technology (I & C)
  • Accident and damage investigations, analyses, and expert opinions
  • Design examinations as per industry regulations
  • Static and dynamic short and long-term internal pressure testing to ASTM D 2992
  • Short and long-term compression testing
  • Stress testing
  • Control of major accident hazards against Hazard Analysis as per HAZOP
  • Monitoring and inspection of construction and assembly
  • Testing and Professional Engineer (PE) certification
  • Failure Analysis, damage investigations, and expert opinions
  • Non-destructive testing of the area of the pipe support for exterior corrosion of the pipe, and of the insulation coupling for interior loss of anode material to EN 473

Your benefits at a glance

TÜV SÜD is an approved Notified Body 0036 and cooperation partner of an authorized inspection authority. You can obtain the CE Mark and ASME CODE acceptance from a single source.

As a Notified Body 0036, we are able to provide CE Marking and ASME code acceptance from a single source.

TÜV SÜD can perform a fully integrated assessment of your entire plant or installation. We use the most advanced technological equipment in order to do this. Our steam and pressure engineering experts partner with you so that you can operate with maximum availability, safety and efficiency.

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