RICHLAND, WA — Columbia Energy and Environmental Services in Richland, WA has successfully achieved the ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) Sections I, VIII Div. 1 and Div.2, National Board (NB) and “R” Certificates of Authorization for the fabrication and repair of boilers and pressure vessels and pressure-retaining items.
The ASME BPVC Certification Program conforms to the rules governing the design, fabrication, assembly, and inspection of boiler and pressure vessel components during construction.
“It was definitely a team effort because it takes the participation and effort of our engineers and fabrication managers here at Columbia Energy,” said Paul Hale, Construction and Fabrication QA Manager for Columbia Energy.
Division 1 provides requirements which apply to the design, fabrication, inspection, testing, and certification of pressure vessels operating at either internal or external pressures exceeding 15 psig.
The Div. 2 certification shows that Columbia Energy is able to meet more demanding requirements on materials, design, and non-destructive testing than those in Division 1.
This achievement ensures to our customers that Columbia Energy’s engineering, manufacturing, and quality systems meet ASME’s stringent requirements. The certification is given to companies that can prove superior levels of due diligence and ensure highest level of quality and manufacturing processes.
Customers can be assured that all our boilers and pressure vessels are manufactured with the highest quality and attention to detail. This means all products are designed to code calculations and documentation to customer’s specifications is provided.