Pressure Vessel Inspection

Ensuring the safe construction and operation of pressure vessels

What is A Pressure Vessel Inspection?

A pressure vessel inspection ensures that pressure vessels are built, installed and used in a manner that meets established codes and regulations. These inspections seek to confirm that the equipment is safely operated and maintained to avoid critical equipment failure and safety hazards.

Why Are Pressure Vessel Inspections Relevant to my Business?

Pressure vessels are used in a wide variety of industries and if not properly manufactured and maintained, can be subject to cracking and damage. These can result in rupture failures and leakage which can pose considerable health and safety hazards to personnel within a facility, including risks of fire and explosion.

To ensure safety against such events, most US states have laws regulating the operation and inspection of pressure vessels. While requirements vary between jurisdictions, high-pressure boilers (15 psi and higher operating pressure) typically require one internal inspection and an additional external inspection each year. Compliance with these requirements is a must for facilities with these types of equipment.

How Can TÜV SÜD Assist You With Boiler Inspections?

TÜV SÜD ARISE is licensed to operate in the United States, Canada and, Puerto Rico through a network of preferred partners. Inspectors hold National Board Commissions with special endorsements and multiple state licenses for efficiencies in servicing.

Structured and dedicated to servicing the unbundled insurance market, TÜV SÜD ARISE is committed to proactive involvement in clients’ jurisdictional boiler and pressure vessel programs. TÜV SÜD ARISE is also in accordance with the National Board Inspection Code (NBIC) and jurisdictional requirements.


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