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ASME and AD 2000

Services for Internationally-Qualified Pressure Equipment

As a manufacturer of boilers, pressure vessels, or nuclear plant equipment, you can rely on support from TÜV Rheinland – from the initial design proposal to product acceptance. Take advantage of manufacturer certifications from TÜV Rheinland to develop new international markets. Our pressure equipment specialists conduct certification audits in accordance with AD 2000 regulations and the internationally recognized standards of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). With the support of our worldwide network of experts in plant equipment, steam, and pressure engineering, you can benefit from getting a full range of services from a single source.

Benefits at a Glance

With TÜV Rheinland’s manufacturer certification in accordance with the ASME code and AD 2000, you can:

  • Satisfy the prerequisites for exporting your products abroad
  • Partner with an organization familiar with the similarities and differences between the ASME code, AD 2000, and pressure equipment directives –down to the smallest detail
  • Take advantage of our employees' many years of experience – including production monitoring

Our Pressure Equipment Services

Our experts support you from product concept right through to production. Among our services, we offer:

  • Advice on manufacturer approval
  • Preparation for the certification audit
  • Preparation of your quality assurance manual
  • Review of the design proposal and strength calculations
  • Qualification of welders and welding processes
  • Production monitoring
  • Acceptance of components

Test Standards

We test and certify according to the following national and international regulations:

  • ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code
  • AD 2000
  • European Pressure Equipment Directive 97/23/EC, or PED