Pressure Vessel Certification
The failure of pressure equipment can result in fatalities and serious injuries.
We provide examinations to
- System boilers.
- Pressurized process plant + piping.
- Compressed air systems.
- Refrigeration systems.
All our Engineers who carry out pressure vessel certification are Qualified ASME Plant Inspectors.
To determine if you need an inspection carried out here are a few simple ways of determining if your systems require Certification .
The PSSRs only apply to pressure systems containing relevant fluids which qualify.The idea is that relevant fluids are those that which carry the risks associated with stored energy or the scalding effect of steam.
The 250 bar limit
Note carefully the effect of the 250 bar limit-it only applies to relevant fluids other than steam and affects the applicability of some ,not all,of the individual regulations .
Safe operating limits
One of the major requirements of the PSSRs is that pressure systems are properly operated within their safe operating limits
Types of systems that are likely to be included in the PSSRs
. A compressed air receiver and associated pipework where the product of the pressure times the internal capacity of the receiver is greater than 250 bar liters eg 200 liter tank at 3 bar working pressure 200x3 =600 bar liters which is greater than the specified 250 bar liter minimum Safe operating limits (SOLs)
. A Steam sterilizing autoclave and associated pipework and protective devices.
. A Steam boiler and associated pipework and protective devices
. A vapour compression refrigeration system where the installed power exceeds 25KW
. A fixed LPG storage system supplying fuel for heating in a workplace
Stored Energy : This really means stored pressure energy. The PSSRs regulations are specifically to protect against dangers created by the release of stored pressure energy caused by system failure .
Here are a small example of plants and installations that have to comply with the PSSRs
.Power,process and refinery plant
.Hospitals and schools
.Shopping centers and office buildings
.Vehicle maintenance garages and workshops.
.Manufacturing works of all types
.Gas treatment plants
What does it all cost
The cost of non compliance can be high if there is an accident and prosecution case. A duty holder can be subjected to
. Criminal prosecution
. Civil law suit
. Their own repair costs(insures may be reluctant to admit liability, or may seek to recover the cost of the claim.
WISE DUTY HOLDERS AIM FOR COMPLIANCE AND SO KEEP THE POTENTIAL RISKS TO A MINIMUM.
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