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ASME/National Board Inspections of Boiler and Pressure Equipment

Preparation services for ASME and National Board certification

ASME/National Board Inspections of Boiler and Pressure Equipment

Preparation services for ASME and National Board certification


As an Authorized Inspection Agency (AIA) accredited through the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and The National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors (NB), TÜV SÜD ARISE through its affiliation with ARISE Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company RRG can gain you access to jurisdictional inspections.

We are internationally known for our expertise in equipment compliance with the ASME/NB Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code. ASME Code-stamped pressure vessels are used in a wide variety of industries including chemical, refining, power generation (including nuclear power plants), and more.

The United States, Canada and some 113 other countries recognize ASME and National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Codes. Manufacturing, repairing or altering pressure-retaining items in accordance with these standards facilitates trade in international markets.


  • Client preparation for ASME/National Board certification
  • Review and acceptance of Quality Assurance Programs and procedures
  • Design calculations review according to the ASME or other codes
  • Field Inspections
  • Verification of the qualification of welding processes and welders to ASME Section IX
  • Verification of the qualification of nondestructive examination procedures and personnel
  • Guidance on the application of jurisdictional regulations at the place of installation
  • Inspection of components to be stamped with the ASME/National Board Code symbol stamp
  • Evaluation of the equivalence to different codes and standards for components
  • Third Party inspection of components complying with the intent of the ASME Code, but which are not subject to stamping with the Code Symbol stamp
  • Preparation of inquiries for interpretations and Code Cases to ASME
  • Providing client representation when required to the various ASME/National Board Code Committees
  • Jurisdictional Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspections

We also provide top-quality compliance services for components, valves and fittings to Canadian Standard, CSA B 51, including in India, New Zealand and Australia, and have National Board accreditation for NB-369 and acceptance to NB-360.


In addition to compliance to ASME and National Board standards, TÜV SÜD also offers certification standards for manufacturers looking to access European Union Markets. If you are looking to sell pressure vessel equipment to the EU, it must comply with Pressure Equipment Directive (PED) 2014/68/EU. Our experts help you through every step of the testing and certification to help you reach international compliance.


In a reorganization of German technical inspections in the 1930’s, the facilities were transformed into regional monitoring associations, collectively named TÜV (Technische Überwachungsvereine: technical inspection associations).

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