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January 1, 2014

Pressure-Vessel Quality Control Requirements

Understanding what is required for boiler and pressure-vessel manufacturers can help scheduling and cost assessments

Keith Kachelhofer, Hargrove Engineers + Constructors

Process engineers may be tasked with inspecting a new pressure vessel or witnessing repairs or alterations to a pressure vessel already in service. Establishing a clear understanding for process engineers of the requirements placed on pressure vessel manufacturers by the ASME Boiler & Pressure Vessel Code and the National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors will avoid confusion and enable an accurate assessment regarding schedule and economic costs. This article is intended to explain the fundamental requirements of pressure vessel construction to which vessel manufacturers, or qualified certificate holders, must adhere....

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