KW achieves ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code certification
22 April 2022
KW Designed Solutions has successfully passed its Joint Review for ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, Section VIII, Division 2 and Division 3. The certificate allows companies, who build to the code and use the ASME stamp, demonstrate commitment to both safety and quality.
This reflects the skills and experience across the business to produce high quality, extremely high pressure vessels, which means KW Designed Solutions becomes:
• One of only six Division 2, U2 stamp - Pressure Vessel companies in the UK
• The ONLY Division 3, U3 stamp - High Pressure Vessel company in the UK (only 46 globally)
KW Designed Solutions will be able to supply ASME U stamped pressure vessels to Division 2 and 3 to the United States of America and Canada helping continued growth in those markets.
KW’s engineers have been rewarded, having followed the key steps to comply with ASME certification, which included navigating through a lengthy, intensively thorough preparation, application, assessment and authorisation process.
The ASME review team spent a number of days onsite, scrutinising quality management processes in detail, ensuring the ASME code is implemented in full and checking the highest quality pressure vessels in strict accordance with the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code are produced. As part of the Joint Review, the ASME team also witnessed a successful hydrostatic pressure test on a demonstration item at 1250 bar, carried out in their purpose-built environmental and pressure testing facility.
KW Designed Solutions now relish the challenge of implementing all the things that have been learned in the process as an evaluated and approved ASME certified company, ensuring our pressure testing systems provide the safest working environment.
KW Designed Solutions Project Engineer, James Holden said: "This is a brilliant achievement for KW Designed Solutions and has been a real team effort. As a company, we’re growing from strength to strength and continuously improving on an already excellent product.”
KW Designed Solutions continuously focuses on improvement, ensuring its pressure testing systems provide the safest working environment, helping to precisely test and develop advanced underwater technologies used in deep water locations around the world.