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.
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:
- 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. With the exception of our hawk series, all of our steam generators are built by an ASME Certificate holder in accordance with ASME BPVC Section I – Rules for Construction of Power Boilers (“ASME BPVC Section I”). They also comply with the requirements outlined in The National Board Synopsis of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Laws, Rules and Regulations (NB-370) RULES FOR CONSTRUCTION AND STAMPING section, which for many jurisdictions include but are not limited to ASME BPVC Section I, ASME CSD-1, ASME B31.1, and REGISTRATION WITH THE NATIONAL BOARD. Each boiler/steam generator purchased from Electro-Steam is supplied with a copy of the Manufacturer’s Data Report, as well as a copy of the CSD-1 upon request. We know understanding whether or not equipment complies with the ASME Boiler & Pressure Vessel Code can be difficult.
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.