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Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspections

Unbundled Jurisdictional Shop Inspection Services

High-quality Jurisdictional inspection services

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 U.S. states have laws regulating pressure vessel inspections. 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. Unfired pressure vessels, such as air and water storage tanks, as well as low-pressure boilers and fired storage water heaters may also have inspection requirements. Inspection frequencies for these industrial systems and components range from annual to five-year intervals..

Prepare for a Boiler/Pressure Vessel Inspection

Learn about the steps you can take prior to both internal and external boiler/pressure vessel inspections that will make the process easier for the inspectors’ and you. Boiler and pressure vessel inspections are maintained not only to provide a safer and loss-controlled work environment for industrial equipment, but to keep your company within the guidelines of the law. Inspections are required by corresponding state boiler and pressure vessel laws (MSHA) and O.S.H.A. (for federal law).

Boiler & Pressure Vessel Inspection Services

Prepare for a Boiler/Pressure Vessel InspectionABIIC (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.

Whether for jurisdictional boiler and pressure vessel inspections, shop inspections, risk analysis or training, we customize our high-quality services to your specific needs. Our services include:

  • Government-mandated jurisdictional inspections and issuance of required certifications
  • Inspections of new fabrication of boilers, pressure vessels, and components for compliance to ASME and Pressure Equipment Directive (PED) standards
  • Training programs focusing on quality control programs and boiler maintenance and operations
  • Inspections of repairs and alterations of boilers and pressure vessels
  • Code requirement consulting for quality control, welding, nondestructive examination, and metallurgy
  • Assistance in developing regulatory-compliant Corporate Standards Inspections to other standards, such as mine safety and health requirements

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

TÜV SÜD ARISE customizes jurisdictional and shop inspection services, risk analysis, reporting and training to your specific requirements. Benefits of this customization include:

  • Documentation: Regulatory compliance is essential. With that in mind, TÜV SÜD ARISE completely documents all inspections and submits these inspection reports to the regulatory authority. In addition, TÜV SÜD ARISE customizes the inspection confirmation reports to fit your needs and submit these reports to a distribution list you have approved.
  • Certifications: TÜV SÜD ARISE submits the operating certificates you need based on your expectations and jurisdictional requirements. When you desire services above and beyond those required by state law and where no regulatory requirements exist, we will prepare an ARISE inspection certificate.
  • Timeliness: TÜV SÜD ARISE understands jurisdictional laws and requirements and makes every effort to complete all inspection activity in a timely manner, focusing on supporting your scheduling needs while maintaining regulatory compliance.
  • Thoroughness: As a client, you also gain direct access to our field staff and our in-house technical supervisors. And, unlike competitors, TÜV SÜD ARISE will share our complete object lists with you.
  • Accessibility: Our services are available 24 hours a day and we operate out of regional offices – no offshore call centers. It's important that you talk to someone who instantly understands your situation and can take the appropriate action.
  • Expertise: As committed professionals with accomplished skills and backgrounds, TÜV SÜD ARISE continually monitors regulatory developments and fine-tune the capabilities of our inspection personnel and programs. Experts attend technical conferences and code committee meetings and make pertinent information available to our customers.
  • ASME/NB Certification: Operating as an Authorized Inspection Agency of record (AIA), TÜV SÜD ARISE has helped many companies renew or obtain ASME/NB Certification. Authorized Inspectors and Supervisors have more than 20 years' experience, making TÜV SÜD ARISE a reliable and competent partner in all ASME/NB Code related activities.

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