What Are ASME and NBBI—and What Does That Metal Plate on My Pot Mean?

Author:  Lane Barnholtz, Senior Editor, Clemco Industries Corp.
Source:  The Shot Peener magazine, Vol 34, Issue 4, Fall 2020
Doc ID:  2020039
Year of Publication:  2020
ASME, NBBI, and Blast Machines The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) is a nonprofit organization. It provides technical information for many engineering fields, including pneumatically powered blast machine pressure vessels—sometimes called pressure pots. ASME Chapter VIII, Division 1 lists the standards that nearly all U.S. states have adopted for the design, manufacture, and inspection of blast machine pressure vessels, such as Clemco pressure vessels. Canadian provinces have adapted similar standards. After a pressure vessel passes an ASME inspection, it receives a certification number that is maintained by the National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors (NBBI).

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