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.