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ASME CA-1–2014

(Revision of ASME CA-1–2013)

Conformity
Assessment
Requirements

Copyright c 2015 by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
No reproduction may be made of this material without written consent of ASME.

Copyright c 2015 by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
No reproduction may be made of this material without written consent of ASME.

No reproduction may be made of this material without written consent of ASME. ASME CA-1–2014 (Revision of ASME CA-1–2013) Conformity Assessment Requirements Two Park Avenue • New York. NY • 10016 USA Copyright c 2015 by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. .

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...................... 6 iii Copyright c 2015 by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. vi 1 Introduction.......................................... 3 4 Data Reports..... .............................................................................................................................. 1 3 Designated Oversight.......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... v Statement of Policy on the Use of the ASME Certification Mark in Advertising  ........................................................................................................................................................................................................ iv Committee Roster  ......................................................................................................................... 4 Table 1 ASME Certification Programs............................... 4 6 Accreditation of Testing Laboratories and Acceptance of Authorized Observers........................................................................................................................... 4 5 ASME Certification Mark and Certification Designator....................................................... 5 Figure 1 ASME Certification Mark and Placement of Certification Designator..... No reproduction may be made of this material without written consent of ASME.......................................................................................................... 1 2 Certification Process................................................................................................................................. CONTENTS Foreword  .

New York. Requests for interpretations of or revisions to this Standard are welcome. The first edition was published in 2013 and was written specifically to inform the non-nuclear boiler and pressure vessel industry of the direction in which ASME will be implementing and updating its conformity assessment pro- grams. the ASME Board on Conformity Assessment (BCA) formed the Committee on Conformity Assessment Requirements. Future editions will be published to minimize content duplication and potential conflicts of statements for all of ASME’s conformity assessment programs. No reproduction may be made of this material without written consent of ASME. Attn: Secretary. NY 10016-5990. This Standard is a result of that mission. The mission of this Committee was to develop a separate standard that includes the nec- essary ASME conformity assessment requirements currently contained in various ASME Codes and Standards. Two Park Avenue. Conformity Assessment Requirements Committee. They should be sent to The American Society of Mechanical Engineers. iv Copyright c 2015 by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. These requirements were developed and are maintained by the ASME Committee on Conformity Assessment Requirements that reports to the ASME Board on Conformity Assessment. The 2014 edition has been revised to permit other ASME conformity assessment programs to reference the ASME CA-1 Standard. The Committee operates under the proce- dures accredited by the American National Standards Institute. . FOREWORD In February 2009.

Gardiner. No reproduction may be made of this material without written consent of ASME. D. Hrubala. Fike Corp. . Anderson Greenwood Crosby R. Inc. Kansas City Deaerator Co. Edwards. Smith.) STANDARDS COMMITTEE OFFICERS P. I. The National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors D. Baron. Wielgoszinski. LR Insurance. Stewart. V. Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection & Insurance Company of Connecticut P. McLaughlin. Miller. V. Baron. The American Society of Mechanical Engineers F. Williams. Inc. Tuttle. I. TUV Rheinland Industrial Solutions R. E. Curtiss-Wright EMD B. C. E. The National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors P. D. Secretary STANDARDS COMMITTEE PERSONNEL K. D. J. Fluor Nuclear Power D. Chair R. Brown. McLaughlin. Stone & Webster Construction. E. v Copyright c 2015 by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Vice Chair K. Edwards.COMMITTEE ON CONFORMITY ASSESSMENT REQUIREMENTS (The following is the roster of the Committee as of May 2014.

” or “endorse” any item. Based on these objectives. and reference to Code construction. An organization holding a Certificate of Authorization may state in advertising literature that items. It is the aim of the Society to provide recognition of organizations author- ized to apply the ASME Certification Mark under a Certificate of Authorization. or activities “are built (produced or performed) or activi- ties conducted in accordance with the requirements of [identify the designation and name of the governing stand- ard]. vi Copyright c 2015 by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.” An ASME corporate logo shall not be used by any organization other than ASME. facsimiles may be used for the purpose of fostering the use of such construction. Such usage may be by an association or a society. Certificates of Authorization. constructions. .” “rate. the enforcement jurisdictions. or activity.” “certify. An organization holding an ASME Certificate of Authorization may state its capability to provide items in conformance with the governing standard in its advertising literature. However. and there shall be no statements or implications that might so indicate. Organizations that have demonstrated their capability to provide items in conformance with the governing stan­ dard are issued Certificates of Authorization and are authorized to mark such items with the Certification Mark when those items are constructed under the Certificate of Authorization. The Certification Mark shall be used only for stamping and nameplates as specifically provided in the governing standard. the following policy has been established on the usage in advertising of facsimiles of the Certification Mark.” or “meet the requirements of [identify the designation and name of the governing standard]. The American Society of Mechanical Engineers does not “approve. construction. and the holders of the Certification Mark who comply with all requirements. It is the aim of the Society to maintain the standing of the Certification Mark for the benefit of the users. No reproduction may be made of this material without written consent of ASME. or by a holder of the Certification Mark who may also use the facsimile in advertis- ing to show that clearly specified items will carry the Certification Mark. STATEMENT OF POLICY ON THE USE OF THE ASME CERTIFICATION MARK IN ADVERTISING ASME has established procedures to recognize the capabilities of organizations to provide items and/or services in conformance with governing standards.

the scope of the Certificate(s) being applied for. survey.1. ing standard. forms. including. organization: a legal entity that holds.1  Any organization desiring a Certificate of ASME code or standard as a means of compliance with Authorization shall apply to ASME. the technical conformance requirements for the product ucts and/or services that are intended to conform to the and/or service to be certified. design. quality system. tion and related contract. ASME accreditation or certification. capability to provide an item in conformance with the governing standard as verified by a determination of Certificate Holder: an organization that has been accred. audit: a documented evaluation performed to verify. by review: evaluation of a manufacturer’s quality control sys- examination of objective evidence. inspection. interview. mented in accordance with specific requirements. audit does not include surveillance or inspection for the testing.2 Definitions Qualified Inspection Organization: an organization accred- Applicant: a company applying for ASME accreditation ited by ASME in accordance with ASME QAI-1 that pro- or certification. 1. This Standard specifies the requirements for accredi. and imple. or with the governing standard. the adequacy of the organization’s quality manage- ited or certified by ASME and is in possession of an ment system and by review of the implementation of ASME Certificate of Authorization. depending on the requirements of the govern- perform administrative functions on its behalf.e. fabrication. i.1 Scope audit. . quality assurance. quality control. or acceptance of material or cable to certification programs addressed under Section III items. including a demonstration of compliance with Sections elements of a previously approved quality management of the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code covered by system have been developed. quality management system: an all-inclusive term that covers ance with an applicable code or standard.asme. that those selected tem. 2 CERTIFICATION PROCESS Enforcement Authority: a government entity that enforces 2. interview. that quality management system at the location of the Certified Individual: an individual employee of the work. vides designated oversight through the use of Qualified ASME Designated Organization: an entity appointed by Inspectors (QIs). The governing standard identifies the type of evaluation to be performed.. Authorized Inspection Agency: an organization accredited survey: documented evaluation of an organization’s by ASME in accordance with ASME QAI-1. documented.1 Application regulations or laws and that formally recognizes an 2. who has complete responsibility for the Certification Mark on items that are in compliance conduct of the audit. Certificate Holder who is authorized by ASME under Team Leader: an ASME Designee who is also a member a Certificate of Authorization to apply the ASME of the team. and certification. or qual- ASME Designee: an individual authorized by ASME to ity program.org). or has applied for. An as applicable. ASME to perform an administrative activity in accord. examination. material. No reproduction may be made of this material without written consent of ASME. The applica- those regulations or laws. governing standard: the code or standard that establishes tation and certification of organizations supplying prod. This term is not appli- purpose of process control. the Certificate Holder’s authorized representative responsible for signing data reports or certificates of conformance. and information may evaluation: an assessment performed to determine the be obtained from the ASME Conformity Assessment capabilities of an organization to meet the requirements department (www. and who may serve as survey. 1. 1 Copyright c 2015 by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. review. requirements of ASME standards listed in Table 1. of the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code. review. ASME CA-1–2014 CONFORMITY ASSESSMENT REQUIREMENTS 1 INTRODUCTION of the governing standard. investigation.

The qual.3  An organization may make changes to its will either issue a Certificate of Authorization or notify quality management system reflecting changes to its the organization of deficiencies revealed during the methods of achieving the results required to conform evaluation.2  Program Implementation and/or Demonstration. The organization shall successfully com- authority. a mock-up. or when the ing services) covered by the quality management sys- Certificate of Authorization has expired and a new tem. Depending on how substantive informed that a reevaluation is required. accordance with the governing standard.3. 2 Copyright c 2015 by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.3.3.3. (b) provide the ASME Designees with access to all documents and areas covered under the scope of the 2. The quality management sys- tem manual shall be available for review and accept.3 Evaluation of the Quality Management System 2. which 2. test facilities.3  The organization shall obtain and retain a Certificate of Authorization is based upon ASME’s copy of the governing standard(s) from an authorized evaluation and acceptance of the quality management seller of ASME codes and standards.1.1 General. The type of evaluation (audit. The organization may use current work.2  An application for each facility shall be sub.1  Any organization holding or applying for a formed in-house under the accepted quality manage- Certificate of Authorization shall demonstrate a quality ment system manual. and that they (a) The organization shall demonstrate all elements will be promptly returned to ASME upon request. and quality control procedures ensure close agreement between the 2. an on-site evaluation mitted when an organization plans to produce items may be required to demonstrate the changes.3  Capacity Certification Testing.2. at more than one location. that they will be used only in lished by ASME. when the organization discontinues the code or stand.4  Written Report of Evaluation. listed in Table 1.2. (b) Under certain conditions. If deficiencies cannot be closed during the to a particular standard. The organization shall (c) The team shall visit all addresses identified on an (a) make available to the ASME Designees a copy of ASME Certificate of Authorization to witness and evalu- the quality management system manual during ASME’s ate the activities being performed at that site under the evaluation of the system quality management system. translations from other sources are not acceptable for survey) performed is determined by the governing ASME accreditation and certification. ASME CA-1–2014 2. the organization will either be given acceptance by the entity identified in Table 1 prior to the opportunity to correct the open deficiencies or be their implementation.1.  The issuance or renewal of a 2. 2. This report is reviewed by ASME. 2. Certificate has not been issued. performance of random production samples and the ment system shall be provided in a quality management performance of those devices submitted for capacity system manual that establishes the responsibilities. as indicated in Table 1. and ability to produce the items (includ- ard activities covered by this Certificate.4  The organization shall agree that each 2. understanding. and extensive the changes are. These changes are subject to evaluation process. certification. conforming to the requirements of ASME codes and standards.3. or a combination of the two to demonstrate the ASME- required elements of the quality management system.1.  For Certificates quality management system of Authorization requiring capacity certification testing (c) require a controlled copy of the accepted qual. or of its quality management system to show knowledge. the quality manage- ity management system shall be in accordance with the ment system may be implemented before receipt of a governing standard specified in Table 1. the applicable standard.2  A written description of the quality manage. standard. the implementation shall be evaluated by a team estab- property of ASME. the organization shall demon- ity management system manual to be filed with ASME strate to the satisfaction of the ASME Designee that the when indicated in Table 1 manufacturing. .  Certificate of Authorization and each ASME The organization’s quality management system and its Certification Mark are. 2. and remain at all times. and controls for the system and identifies plete operational and capacity tests in accordance with the documents and procedures the organization will the governing standard in the presence of an ASME use to provide an item and/or service that conforms to Designee at the ASME-accepted testing laboratory. 2. review. Certificate of Authorization (see para. it shall be included as part of the management system that establishes that all require.2 Quality Management System at the time of the evaluation there is work being per- 2. interview. ments of the governing standard will be met.  The Team Leader ance by the individual identified in Table 1 prior to its shall submit a written report containing the results of implementation.2. the organization’s demonstration of its quality manage- ment system. If 2.5). demonstration and evaluated by the team. production. Reproductions and system. No reproduction may be made of this material without written consent of ASME.

7 Suspension (b) The activities shall have been performed in con. or ASME Certification Mark shall provide for one (or more. Additional mission to use a Certification Mark will be forwarded information on due process proceedings will be pro- to the Applicant. evaluating. when authorization is granted. 2. Mark and certified only after the Applicant receives the ASME Certificate of Authorization.5.  As a condition of obtaining and maintaining a Certificate of Authorization. and will not be dis- Mark as it deems appropriate.1  Authorization to use the Certification Mark may be granted or withheld by ASME at its discretion. tion for nonconformance with ASME requirements.9 Appeal authorization is granted and the proper administrative An organization may request reconsideration of fee paid. If 2. and maintaining concerning the issuance and use of the Certification ASME accreditation or certification. or formerly accredited or certified by ASME will be held in strict confidence in accordance with ASME’s policies and procedures. currently accredited or cer- for the period shown in Table 1. Authorization under the following conditions: (a) The activities are done with the participation and acceptance of the Authorized Inspection Agency. 2. or Certified changes. . 2.5. Depending where applicable) of the following types of designated on how substantive and extensive the changes are. including the type of shop operations. location. 3. Qualified Inspection Organization. 2. Information learned about an organization seeking 2. field operations. adverse certification decisions by ASME. Certification Mark designator to be used and the scope.1 Authorized Inspection Agency (AIA) Authorized Inspection Agencies shall be accredited in 2. ASME may suspend the certification of an organiza- formance with the Applicant’s accepted quality man. at any time by an ASME Designee when authorized by ASME.6 Renewal Inspection Agency (see Table 1) may start fabricating Certificate Holders are responsible for applying for items that are intended to conform to the applicable renewal of the certification prior to expiration at a time governing standard before receipt of a Certificate of specified by ASME.3   Table 1 identifies which certification programs the organization shall have at all times a valid and fully require interim audits to be performed as a requirement executed inspection contract or agreement with an for maintaining certification.5.8 Withdrawal ASME may withdraw the certification of an organiza- 2. quality management system. 3.3  ASME may at any time revise the requirements the purpose of processing. 3 DESIGNATED OVERSIGHT 2. ASME-accredited Authorized Inspection Agency (AIA) 3 Copyright c 2015 by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. agement system (see Table 1). ASME CA-1–2014 2. Suspended organizations are not permitted to apply the (c) The item is marked with the ASME Certification ASME Certification Mark. No reproduction may be made of this material without written consent of ASME.1  The Certificate Holder shall contact ASME Each ASME certification program that utilizes the regarding any changes to the address.4. 2. The need for and type of evaluation will be Individual. tified. scope on their Certificate of Authorization. and all such require- cussed with anyone outside of the accreditation or cer- ments shall become binding upon the Holders of valid tification process. name.4  ASME may investigate an organization for System Before Receipt of a Certificate of allegations of nonconformance with the requirements of Authorization.1.2  Certificate Holders are subject to evaluations accordance with ASME QAI-1.5 Implementation of the Quality Management 2. determined by ASME based upon the complexity.4. Each Certificate will identify the vided by ASME upon request.2  Certificates are valid from the date of issuance accreditation or certification.  For the purpose of demonstrating its the governing standard.4. The information learned is for 2.4 Issuance of Certification tion for nonconformance with ASME requirements.10 Confidentiality or both. Certificates. an oversight as specified in Table 1: Authorized Inspection on-site evaluation may be required to demonstrate the Agency.3. an Applicant whose pro- gram requires designated oversight by an Authorized 2.5 Maintaining Certification 2. a Certificate of Authorization evidencing per.1 Inspection Agreement. or impact of the change.5. mag- nitude.

(b) Alternatively. This AIA (herein a Qualified Inspector providing inspections as an identified as the AIA of Record) shall be identified on the employee of a Qualified Inspection Organization as manufacturer’s application for new issuance or renewal described in para. 4 Copyright c 2015 by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. 3. (3) evidence that this quality management sys- tem has been accepted by the AIA of Record 5.1. A project.3 Qualified Inspection Organization (QIO) Authorization.  As a con- certified by the Certificate Holder to criteria specified dition of obtaining and maintaining certain types of in the governing standard. The quality management system shall establish (a) The AIA of Record shall perform all measures to designate. the manufacturer fication are subject to evaluation by ASME Designees.1. and is not an at field site locations as authorized in the scope of the entity authorized by ASME to use its Certification Mark. . of Certificates of Authorization. 3.1. in the Certificate of Authorization and for the type of work listed in the scope of the ASME Certificate of 3. has a contract or agreement with Mark and the placement of the certification designator the Certificate Holder shall be as shown in Fig. 3.3  Authorized Inspectors (AI). 1  ASME Certification Mark and Placement of Certification Designator Certification Mark [Certification designator] to provide inspection services. ASME Certificate of Authorization except as follows: (1) when the purchaser requests another AIA to 4 DATA REPORTS perform inspections on its project (2) whenever the AIA of Record cannot provide Data reports shall be as specified in the governing coverage for inspections at a specific field site standard. The AIA of Record shall perform all inspections QIO is not an AIA as described in para. Certificate Holder shall notify ASME whenever its agree- ment with an AIA is canceled or changed to another AIA. qualify. (c) The Certificate Holder’s quality management sys- tem shall include the following provisions whenever an 5 ASME CERTIFICATION MARK AND AIA other than the AIA of Record performs inspections CERTIFICATION DESIGNATOR as outlined in (b): (1) how different AIAs will perform activities 5.1. Qualified Inspection Organizations (QIOs) shall be another AIA may perform inspections in the shop on its accredited by ASME in accordance with ASME QAI-1.2  The Certificate Holder is responsible for pro- (d) The Certificate Holder shall not use the provisions ducing the appropriate certification designator. No reproduction may be made of this material without written consent of ASME. The qualification and certi- ASME Certificates of Authorization. must have in force at all times an inspection contract The CI is neither an AI as described in para.  Qualifications are mutual responsibilities of the organization and the AIA. The cer- for the use of an AIA other than the AIA of Record for tification designator is a letter or alphanumeric symbol.1. 1.2  Use of Multiple (Secondary) AIAs. and certify an required inspections at the shop location identified individual(s) to perform the duties of a CI.1  The arrangement of the ASME Certification shop activities.2 Certified Individual (CI) The Certified Individual (CI) shall be qualified and 3.1. 3. train. AIA that specifies the terms and conditions under which inspection services are to be furnished and that states the 3. This inspection agreement shops operating under the mass-production provisions is a written agreement between the organization and the of the governing standard. at the request of the purchaser. or both. ASME CA-1–2014 Fig. A defined in ASME QAI-1.3 nor or agreement with an accredited AIA.3.1 Marking Items With the ASME Certification under the Certificate Holder’s quality management Mark and Certification Designator system (2) evidence that the AIA performing the field or 5.

as applica- written description shall include a description of the ble. 6. in con- description of the quality management system that junction with the certification designator. testing laboratory shall have available for reference a nator shall be discernible. Before a favorable recommen- either ASME or the AIA providing designated oversight dation can be made to ASME. but not limited to. and test supervisors to be designated as Authorized Observers.4 Quality Control System of Testing Laboratory Certification Mark when in possession of a valid Certificate 6. the testing facility must (see section 3) before being used by the Certificate Holder.1  The organization shall prepare a written of Authorization. and ments shall be reviewed with and found acceptable by shall witness test runs. shall confirm that all applicable requirements 6. The Certificate num. experience and qualifications of individuals who wish ing facilities. the ASME Designee shall ments of ASME PTC 25. testing arrangements. report.4. ASME CA-1–2014 as shown in Table 1. Following (Authorized Observers) meet the applicable require.1. an alternative An ASME Designee shall review the organization’s method of marking that is traceable to certified docu. calculate test results. instruments and gages. together with final certifica- the laboratory personnel shall also be included. full details shall be provided in the the Authorized Observer. Pressure Relief Devices. methods. minimum. the exceed ±2%. pressure. shall be applied shall clearly establish the authority and responsibility of by the Certificate Holder only with the approval of the those in charge of the quality management system. relief devices. 5. the procedures followed when The Certificate Holder shall not allow any other conducting tests. quality management system and testing facility. The testing facilities. No reproduction may be made of this material without written consent of ASME. the results of flow tests on an object expiration date of the Certificate.4. The Authorized Inspector or Certified Individual. The tests make a report to ASME.2  The written description shall include. tion in accordance with the requirements of the governing standard. tested at the Applicant’s testing laboratory will be com- ber and expiration date shall be discernible. pared to flow test results on the same object tested at a designated ASME-accredited testing laboratory. and the testing medium used. size and governing standard and the quality management system capacity limitations. dation of an ASME Designee.3  The Certification Mark and certification desig. and the methods used to calibrate test organization to use the ASME Certification Mark. including. An have been satisfactorily completed. 6. The 5. procedures. a descrip- 5. requirements of the governing standard and ASME PTC 25. . as a have been satisfied. methods. 5 Copyright c 2015 by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. meet all applicable requirements of ASME PTC 25. 6. copy of ASME PTC 25 and the governing standard.5 Testing Procedures laboratories and acceptance of Authorized Observers Testing procedures shall be in accordance with the for conducting capacity certification tests of pressure governing standard. To determine the uncertainty in final flow document shall identify the Certificate number and the measurements. and iden- tify and resolve noncomformities. (a) When the size or use of the item will not permit the direct application of the Certification Mark and certifica. and after all inspections and testing required by the testing facility. and qualifications of the Authorized Observer certified and to identify the governing standard used in shall be subject to the acceptance of ASME on recommen- establishing the technical requirements of the item.2 Test Facilities and Supervision An ASME Designee shall review and evaluate the The tests shall be conducted at a place where the test. Acceptance of the testing facility is subject to review within each 5-yr period. Such application of organizational chart showing the relationship among the ASME Certification Mark. used to describe the item being procedures. Sample forms shall 6 ACCREDITATION OF TESTING LABORATORIES be included.6 Authorized Observers 6. or the use of a nameplate.3 Accreditation of Testing Facilities tion designator. the written descrip- OBSERVERS tion shall describe the methods of their approval and control. If a favorable recommenda- shall be made under the supervision of and certified by tion is not made.2 Authorization and Time of Marking A Certificate Holder is authorized to apply the ASME 6. The ASME Certification Mark. such review and evaluation. (b) When the Certification Mark and certification Uncertainty in final flow measurement results shall not designator are applied to the certified document.3 Control tion of document control. If testing procedure specifications or other AND ACCEPTANCE OF AUTHORIZED similar documents are referenced.1 Scope These rules cover the ASME accreditation of testing 6.

3 Authorized Inspection Agency Authorized Inspector … Section I T — Transport Tank Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code. 1 Certified Individual ASME Designee Controlled copy of quality manage- and/or cast aluminum) Section IV ment system manual filed with ASME HLW — Potable Water Heater Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code. otherwise. 3 Authorized Inspection Agency Authorized Inspector … Section I and Certified Individual H — Heating Boiler (ex. or providing designated over. 3 Authorized Inspection Agency Authorized Inspector … cept cast iron and cast Section IV aluminum) H — Heating Boiler (cast iron Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code. 3 Authorized Inspection Agency Authorized Inspector … Section I PP — Pressure Piping Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code. 3 Authorized Inspection Agency Authorized Inspector … Section I RP — Reinforced Plastic Vessel Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code. Bioprocessing Equipment 5 Certified Individual ASME Designee Two interim unannounced audits Equipment during certification period Controlled copy of quality manage- ment system manual filed with ASME E — Electric Boiler Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code. 3 Authorized Inspection Agency Authorized Inspector … Section X RTP— Corrosion-Resistant RTP-1. 3 Certified Individual ASME Designee Capacity certification test ASME CA-1–2014 Relief Valve Section IV M — Miniature Boiler Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code. 3 Authorized Inspection Agency Authorized Inspector … 6 and Storage Tanks Section IV HV — Heating Boiler Safety Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code. by ASME ASME when designated oversight Organization Designee is performed by Certified Individual or Qualified Inspection Organization . 3 Authorized Inspection Agency. Equipment Plastic Corrosion-Resistant tion period Equipment Controlled copy of quality manage- No reproduction may be made of this material without written consent of ASME. Reinforced Thermoset 3 Certified Individual ASME Designee Two annual audits during certifica- Copyright c 2015 by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. 3 Authorized Inspection Agency Authorized Inspector … Section I BPE — Bioprocessing BPE. Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code. Authorized Inspector when Controlled copy of quality manage- Section XII Certified Individual. Table 1  ASME Certification Programs Certification ASME Certification Designator Period. ment system manual filed with ASME S — Power Boiler Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code. Acceptance of Quality and Description Governing ASME Standard yr Designated Oversight Management System Manual Additional Requirements A — Boiler Assembly Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code. ment system manual filed with Qualified Inspection sight.

Division 3 UD — Pressure Vessel Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code. No reproduction may be made of this material without written consent of ASME. Table 1  ASME Certification Programs (Cont'd) Certification ASME Certification Designator Period. 1 Certified Individual Authorized Inspector … Section VIII. Division 3 ASME CA-1–2014 Division 3 V — Boiler Safety Relief Valve Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code. 3 Certified Individual ASME Designee Capacity certification test Relief Valve Section XII U — Pressure Vessel. . 3 Certified Individual ASME Designee Capacity certification test Pressure Relief Device Section VIII. 3 Certified Individual ASME Designee Capacity certification test Section I Copyright c 2015 by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. 3 Authorized Inspection Agency Authorized Inspector … Division 3 Section VIII. Division 2 U3 — Pressure Vessel. Section VIII. Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code. 3 Authorized Inspection Agency Authorized Inspector … Division 2 Section VIII. Acceptance of Quality and Description Governing ASME Standard yr Designated Oversight Management System Manual Additional Requirements TD — Transport Tank Pressure Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code. Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code. 3 Certified Individual ASME Designee Capacity certification test Pressure Relief Valve. 3 Certified Individual ASME Designee Capacity certification test Relief Device Section XII TV — Transport Tank Pressure Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code. Division 1 UV — Pressure Vessel Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code. 3 Certified Individual ASME Designee Capacity certification test Pressure Relief Valve Section VIII. Division 1 U2 — Pressure Vessel. Division 1 UM — Miniature Vessel Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code. Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code. Division 1 7 UV3 — Pressure Vessel Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code. 3 Authorized Inspection Agency Authorized Inspector … Division 1 Section VIII.

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