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Does Your Steam Generator Comply with ASME Standards?

Many companies and facilities around the world use industrial electric steam generators for a variety of processes and applications. Practical uses for small and safe point-of-use steam equipment are nearly endless.

Some of these include food processing plants where they are used to clean and sanitize conveyor belts and other equipment. Some are used in pharmaceutical companies for humidifying clean rooms. Others are used in hospitals and surgery centers for providing steam for autoclaves, sterilizers and bio reactors.

Even more, some are used in the beverage industry for sanitizing bottling lines, cleaning barrels and kegs in wineries and breweries.

Industrial steam generators are also used by fabricators and finishing companies for pre-cleaning and iron-phosphating metal for smoother surfaces before paint or other coatings are applied. Our generators are the ideal solution for these and many more applications as they provide point-of-use, on-demand steam easily and effectively.

ASME Requirements for Boilers and Steam Generators

Safety is always a primary concern when using pressurized steam generation systems – for the owners, their employees and operators of the equipment.  So, it is important that critical components used in building pressure vessels and boilers comply with applicable ASME Codes as outlined in ASME Code Section I. 

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Steam generation systems usually contain  pumps, valves, assorted plumbing and other components used in their construction and installation.  As part of the overall system these components can create, and must withstand, both high temperatures and pressures. Safety guidelines have been established for construction, installation and use of such systems. It is vitally important that they be followed. 

Pressure vessels and boilers used in North America must comply with certain state and local regulations.  Below is a compilation of such requirements- use this as a checklist to help guide your decision before purchasing a steam generator/boiler.  Is your prospective equipment:

  • ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code Section I compliant
  • Registered with the National Board
  • Piping system compliance with ASME B31.1
  • Supplied with Manufacturer’s Data Report (P2-A or P2-B)
  • Manufacturer’s Report for ASME CSD-1 made available for each piece of equipment

Section I of the ASME Boiler & Pressure Vessel Code governs the design, fabrication, and inspection of pressure vessels, and boilers. As advancements in material and design, as well as improvements in technology are constantly being made, We invest heavily to ensure that our equipment stays complaint as changes in the code arise.

How to Purchase Safe & Compliant Steam Generators

Ensure your boiler or steam generator complies with the ASME Boiler & Pressure Vessel Code. Electro-Steam’s equipment meets all applicable ASME requirements, and each pressure vessel is registered with the National Board. Each boiler/steam generator purchased from ElectroSteam is supplied with a copy of the Manufacturer’s Data Report, as well as a copy of the CSD-1 upon request. All piping systems comply with ASME B31.1 as required by ASME and an increasing number of state and local regulations.

Electro-steam’s products provide safe, efficient methods for cleaning a variety of surfaces and supplying heat and steam for various process equipment over many industries. We know that understanding ASME Code compliance can be difficult.

By drawing on our more than 65 years’ worth of experience in the steam equipment business – we are here to help.  If you’re in the market for a safe, reliable and compliant steam generator or boiler from a trustworthy and established industry leader,  please contact us today.

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Price Increase 2019

Dear Valued Customer,

Since early 2018, ElectroSteam has and continues to experience inflationary conditions on sourced parts and materials as a direct result of tariffs levied in the US – China trade war.  The latest tariff was announced by US administration last September. This was the third 10% tariff levied on imports from China. 

As always ElectroSteam will continuously take measures to reduce expenses and mitigate the effects of increased costs of parts and materials.  As such we are currently evaluating our supply chain end-to-end to find alternative sourcing options and to assess any opportunity to lessen the impact of these tariffs.

What this means for 2019:

ElectroSteam will continue to provide the highest quality steam equipment and develop unique products to meet our customer’s ever shifting needs.  To facilitate the continuance of developing new equipment, maintaining quality assurance and to offset increased costs of parts and raw materials we are unfortunately forced to raise our prices.  Effective January 15, 2019 our customers will see a price increase of an average range from 3% to 5% based on the parts and materials used to build each particular unit.  

Any quotations issued at 2018 prices will be honored if orders are placed before the quote’s expiration date.  Any quotations issued after the 1st of January will contain 2019 pricing.

Thank you for your business, loyalty and understanding!

We are looking forward to serving you in 2019.   

Happy New Year and Best Regards,

Brad Weigle
General Manager, ElectroSteam Generator Corporation.


Upcoming Trade Shows

Join us at these upcoming trade shows:

ProFood Tech 2019

March 26-29, 2019
McCormick Place
Chicago, IL
Booth 560

IBIE   (International Baking Industry Expo)

Sept 8-11th, 2019
Las Vegas Convention Center,  Las Vegas NV
Booth 2244

Guarding Against MRSA

Over the past several years, the number of documented cases of Community-acquired Methicilin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) in otherwise healthy people has been steadily on the rise. Many of these infections have occurred among the following groups:

  • Athletes who share equipment
  • Those sharing personal items, such as razors and towels
  • Children in day care facilities

Symptoms of CA-MRSA can include the following:

  • Cellulitis
  • Endocarditis
  • Toxic shock syndrome
  • Pneumonia
  • Blood poisoning
  • Organ failure
  • Death

Due to the increase in outbreaks, Continue reading “Guarding Against MRSA”

Electro-Steam LB Series Steam Generators Specifically Designed for Pre-Cleaning & Iron Phosphating Metal Surfaces Prior to Powder Coating or Paint Applications

Electro-Steam Generator Corporation, an industry leading manufacturer of electric, dry steam generators for a wide range of commercial and industrial applications, has announced availability of its comprehensive line of LB Series Steam Generators for the coatings industry.

Iron phosphating prevents the spread of undercoat corrosion, and the LB Series steam units are specifically designed for pre-cleaning and iron phosphating (conversion coating) of metal surfaces prior to powder coating or paint. The LB Series is available in nine models and the size of parts to be cleaned and the volume of production will determine the applicable model.
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Reducing your Chemical, Water, and Effluent Expenses

Written by Myles Compton, Process Consultant, Electro-Steam Generator

Chemical waste reduction has become an even more important issue for the powder coating industry in recent years. In many areas, zero discharge is now a strict requirement. In consideration of this, plant and job shop owners must seek a method to handle all chemical effluent in their facility, with the ultimate goal being the least amount of waste possible.

Pressure washers have been used for many years to remove heavy and tenacious soils from trucks, heavy machinery, and rail cars. For this removal process, pressure washers are the method of choice because high pressure and a large volume of water will rapidly remove these soils.

Pressure washers are also frequently used to clean and iron phosphate metal prior to powder coating. When using this method, Continue reading “Reducing your Chemical, Water, and Effluent Expenses”

How to Dramatically Reduce Your Chemical and Effluent Costs with Dry Steam

Written by Myles Compton, Process Consultant, Electro-Steam Generator

Environmental concerns over waste-water and or water chemical mix disposal are becoming more apparent as metal working companies seek efficiency conservation and environmental compliance in their cleaning and preparation processes. These environmental concerns are primarily in the area of effluent disposal.

Pressure washers are used by many facilities for heavy duty cleaning in a wide variety of applications, such as trucks, bulldozers and other heavy-duty equipment. When these behemoths are covered with heavily laden soils the pressure washer has few equals. The high volume of water combined with detergents removes these soils readily. The large volume of water is not a problem because the material being removed from the equipment is not a threat to the environment. Thus both the washing and the rinsing do not present a problem of effluent disposal.
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