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Inspections and Audits for Boilers and Pressure Vessels

 
Inspections and Audits for Boilers and Pressure Vessels
ASME, PED, IBR compliance - a passport to key markets
BUSINESS CHALLENGE
In most countries, manufacturers of boilers and pressure vessels must comply with very strict regulations and codes in order to market their equipment. This is their “license to operate”. In Europe, USA and India, boilers and pressure vessels must comply with respectively the Pressure Equipment Directive (PED), the ASME code and the Indian Boiler Regulation (IBR). The boiler and pressure vessel equipment must be certified by an independent notified body to ensure compliance with all regulations.
SOLUTION
What are Inspections and Audits for Boilers and Pressure Vessels?
Structure Advantage’s boilers and pressure vessels inspections and audits adhere to international regulations and technical specifications. These inspections and audits establish the requirements for:
• Manufacturer certification
• Quality assurance
• Equipment design
• Materials used for manufacturing equipment
• Component manufacturing
• Assembly
• Final testing
In Europe, countries such as France, Spain, Italy, UK, the Netherlands, Portugal, etc. notify Bureau Veritas for all types of equipment. And only one country notification is required to be allowed to deliver notified body services worldwide. In addition, Structure Advantage is recognized as an “Authorized Inspection Agency” under the name of OneCis (a subsidiary) in the USA, and is recognized in India as a “Competent Authority” and an “Inspecting Authority”.
What are the key benefits?
With Bureau Veritas being established globally as a notified body, boiler and pressure vessel manufacturers can benefit from a “one-stop shopping” solution. They can get comprehensive statutory services across their whole supply chain from design and manufacturing to on-site assembly, which is key to ensuring reliable and efficient compliance.