ASME Certification – Are Chinese Air Tanks Manufacturers ASME Certified?

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What is AMSE certification? ASME is the abbreviation of American Society of Mechanical Engineers. The American Society of Mechanical Engineers was established in 1880 and has branches all over the world. It is an international academic organization with great authority and influence. ASME is mainly engaged in the development of science and technology in mechanical engineering and related fields, encouraging basic research, promoting academic exchanges, developing cooperation with other engineering and associations, carrying out standardization activities, and formulating mechanical codes and standards. It has 125,000 members, manages the world’s largest technical publishing agency, presides over 30 technical conferences each year, 200 professional development courses, and sets many industrial and manufacturing standards.

ASME certification projects include the following four categories

  • Boiler and pressure vessel (BPV)
  • Nuclear power plant (N-Type)
  • Nuclear material (QSC)
  • Resin and plastic container (RTP)

In response to these certification items, ASME has awarded 25 types of steel seals and corresponding certification certificates to manufacturers around the world. Among them, those beginning with the letter U belong to the category of pressure vessels, those beginning with the letter H belong to the category of boiler products, and those beginning with the letter N belong to the category of nuclear power plants. At present, there are 127 companies that have passed ASME certification in China, most of which have obtained U and S stamps.

Boilers and pressure vessels that are not specified by the ASME code or are not used in North America are not mandatory to be stamped with the ASME stamp. However, there are the following situations: user requirements (usually to reduce insurance premiums); government inspection agencies for boilers and pressure vessels where they are used (such as Australia and some South American countries); if these boilers and pressure vessels are strictly in accordance with ASME specifications If design, manufacture and inspection are required, ASME steel stamp can also be stamped.

Only those manufacturers who hold ASME relevant stamp certificates can produce ASME stamp products. At present, there are 127 companies that have passed ASME certification in China, most of which have obtained U and S stamps. The U steel seal is used for non-fire pressure vessels constructed in accordance with ASME Volume VIII, Part One, and the S steel seal is used for steam (power) boilers constructed in accordance with ASME Volume I.

When you are planning to buy one quality air tank from China, what options do you have? If the supplier can not provide ASME certificate, can you buy the air tanks? Is it safe enough to use the Chinese air tanks for my factory? If you have any questions about air tanks for your compressed air system in your factory, please feel free to contact Chengdu Pudding Mechatronic Co. CPMC, the large China air compressors and spare parts distributor for international buyers. Email: sales@aircompressorstrade.com.

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