What is it?
The ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code (BPVC) is an internationally recognised standard for the design, manufacture, inspection and testing of all kinds of pressure vessels. Inside of North America, the ASME Code is generally required for many types of pressure vessels and equipment. Outside North America, the ASME Code is recognised as a leading global standard.
In order for a manufacturer to be able to apply the ASME stamp to a piece of equipment, it has to be approved by ASME to perform the work. This is done along with an Authorised Inspection Agency. Click here to learn more about this process.
ASME Code symbol stamps are applied to item nameplates by ASME approved manufacturers. ASME Data Reports are generated to identify that an approved manufacturer has carried out the work. An Authorised Inspector carries out inspection during the manufacturing process and countersigns these Data Reports.
What we do.
Lloyd's Register is a globally recognized ASME Authorised Inspection Agency. Outside of North America, we are the leading provider of ASME code services.
We provide accreditation services* to all parts of the ASME BPVC including Sections I, III, Divisions 1,2 & 3, IV, VIII Divisions 1, 2 & 3, X, XI, and XII.
*All ASME Authorised Inspection Agency activities are performed under the accreditation held by Lloyd's Register Verification Limited.