ASME Code Inspection Services

The ASME Code (America Society of Mechanical Engineers-Code) is applied not only in the US and Canada, but also in farther 90 countries around the world. After the ASME code certified and manufactured components open up manufacturers and installers worldwide sales opportunities.

The ASME Code regulates the requirements for manufacturer certification, quality assurance, design, materials, manufacturing, testing, testing, inspection and certification of steam and heating boilers, pipelines, pressure vessels and nuclear components.

ASME authorized inspection agency (AIA)

TÜV Thüringen e.V. is an Authorized Inspection Agency (AIA) of the National Board and ASME. The experts of TÜV Thüringen e.V. have the required experience and competence of assessing and judging all questions of design and manufacturing of pressure equipment in the light of the ASME Code. With these services, TÜV Thüringen provides strongly export oriented equipment builders throughout the world with solutions to the market admittance of their products by:


The product range od TÜV Thüringen e.V.  includes the inspection ASME-stamped steam and typographic components and unstamped components ASME compliant. Before an ASME manufacturer's approval, we offer:

  • Qualification of the welding and inspection personnel,
  • Qualification of the welding and testing procedures,
  • Selecting a demonstration component including material selection,
  • Calculation and documentation
  • Support to the creation of work instructions and the ASME Quality Manual

As ASME authorized inspection company, TÜV Thüringen e.V. is present by ASME in the auditing and stands upon successful completion of the approval procedure for the acceptance of the manufactured components.

Material and Weldings

A common problem in international business is the selection of materials, each of which already meet the national requirements and must comply now also the international requirements, such as ASME. TÜV Thüringen e.V. answered this question in accordance with the stipulations in the ASME Code Section II. Of course, this advice can also be done in connection with statements of other regulations regardingprocessing and weldability. When developing welding procedure specifications (WPS) or procedure qualifications(PQR) to complete welding supervision can stand TÜV Thüringen e.V. competently its experience to the side.

Design verification

The range of TÜV Thüringen e.V. services includes preliminary tests, design tests and Container accounts according to national and international guidelines (AD, TRD, ASME, BS5500, Stoomwezen, CODAP, prEN13445-3 etc.). Moreover, the experts of TÜV Thüringen e.V. are able, special designs that deviate from generally applicable standards to detect with numerical methods (FEM, BEM) and to judge. Basis to make our experience in the design, construction and production of the globally deployed pressure bearing equipment and a wide range of modern calculation software.

Problems in the area of ​​the blast resistance and minimize notch effects (also on welds) are also available. In special cases where it seems reasonable considering the cost, own calculation software can be created.

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