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.
To apply the ASME stamp to a piece of equipment, a manufacturer must first 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.
Need help with the ASME code?
We offer a wide range of services to help you to meet the requirements of the ASME Code. We specialise in helping clients understand the Code, offering training, pre-review guidance, and post-certification renewal help.
We are able to:
- Give advice on the procedures required for you to obtain ASME Certificates of Authorisation.
- Assist you in preparing and establishing Quality Assurance (QA) Programmes and Quality Control (QC) Systems.
- Help prepare your Quality Manuals.
- Attend the ASME review, renewal reviews and surveys.
- Provide authorised inspectors and supervisors to inspect manufactured components.
- Arrange seminars to train your personnel in the requirements of the ASME Code.
If you're looking to switch from another Authorised Inspection Agency, we'll make that easy to do.
Why work with us?
Globally recognised and accredited
Lloyd's Register is a globally recognized ASME Authorised Inspection Agency. Outside of North America, we are the leading provider of ASME code services, and have been since 1973.
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.
LR's authorised inspectors can provide first-hand insights into the requirements of the ASME Code and the logic behind them. Our inspectors are chosen for their sector-specific knowledge and expertise, which means you can be confident that they'll understand the manufacturing challenges you face.
Your business helps LR to help others
The profits we generate fund the Lloyd’s Register Foundation, a charity which supports science and engineering-related research, education and public engagement around everything we do. All of this helps us stand by the purpose that drives us every single day: Working together for a safer world.
*All ASME Authorised Inspection Agency activities are performed under the accreditation held by Lloyd's Register Verification Limited.
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