If you’re not someone who has dealt with pressure vessels, you might not have heard of an R Stamp certification. If you have, you might not know exactly what it means or how important that is.
R Stamp certification certification helps make our world safe.
Safely working on and repairing pressure vessels is extremely important. Pressure vessels hold things like natural gas, petroleum products, water treatments and countless other potentially hazardous products.
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers has set standards for pressure vessel design and manufacturing. Any component or tank designed to hold 15 psi is subject to the ASME guidelines.
These guidelines are critical. Any repairs on an ASME component — the shell or tank of a pressure vessel — is required to be performed by a welder in a qualified shop that has the R Stamp certification, which means the welder is certified by the National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel.
To gain and maintain the National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel’s R Stamp certification requires a detailed and strenuous testing and certification process. Once the process is completed, the welder and the shop they work for must maintain good standing with the National Board. Anyone trying for this certification must be able to outline all repair procedures and demonstrate the ability to perform the repairs.
If an agency doesn’t comply with these guidelines, or repairs are done by non-qualified individuals, it has the potential to result in a major public hazard.
This is just an introduction to what an R Stamp certification is and its importance. For more information on what the R Stamp certification is and what it means, visit the National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors’ website and you can also see what it takes to become and stay accredited with this pdf breakdown.
We take this R Stamp certification very seriously here at Disco. We are certified by the National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel to perform welding repair operations on pressure vessels according to the ASME codes.
Our ability to work on pressure vessels is one example of our flexibility. Our fabrication and weld shop and is equipped to work on all types of vessels. We work with you to make sure your equipment is properly repaired or retrofitted to exact specifications.