Fired Pressure Vessel Inspections

Fired Pressure Vessel Inspections

Ensuring safety and compliance for your industrial equipment

Ensuring safety and compliance for your industrial equipment

about fired pressure vessels

A fired pressure vessel is used to hold gases or liquids usually at a high pressure of 15 PSIg or more. They can be used as a direct or indirect heat source in order to maintain a gas or liquid at a high pressure. A fired pressure vessel is subjected to a direct or indirect heat source (often coal, oil or gas-fired boilers). Due to this, they are at a higher risk of overheating than unfired pressure vessels.

The design and manufacturing of fired pressure vessels are subject to ASME standards and compliance.

industrial applications for fired pressure vessels

An example of a fired pressure vessel is a thermal oil heater for boilers and organic liquid piping systems used to generate steam, hot water, and electricity. Fired pressure vessels are often seen in industrial environments which use or manufacturing:

fired pressure vessel hazards

Both fired and unfired pressure vessels can present hazards to employee safety and facility operability, yet fired pressure vessels in particular are at greater risk of overheating. Over time, pressure vessels can become cracked or damaged, which can lead to rupture failures and leakage. These leakages can produce potential health and safety risks including suffocation, poisoning, fires and explosions. Rupture failures can be even more dangerous, and can cause significant damage to equipment and buildings, injuries and fatalities.

Due to this, the safe design, installation, and maintenance of pressure vessels is critical, and compliance with codes and standards is necessary to ensure employee safety and prevent damage to your facility.


TÜV SÜD ARISE is here to assist in your fired pressure vessel inspection needs. While performing in-service inspections such as Jurisdictional Inspections and Risk Evaluations, TÜV SÜD ARISE inspectors will examine your equipment and processes as they relate to tasks and risks that arise during these site visit. Utilizing this data, the inspector will review your data and recommendations with you to ensure that your unfired pressure vessels continue to operate safely and are in compliance with all necessary standards.

ABIIC (ARISE Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company RRG) 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.

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