The Right Hands for the Job: Alloys

The Right Hands for the Job: Alloys

Mar 23, 2011

For any project requiring alloy equipment, the best thing to do is look at the experience and expertise with the alloy. The first requirement for a fabricator should at a minimum be ASME Section VIII Div 1 certified for the manufacture of pressure vessels, even for equipment not requiring pressure service.

Third Party Inspection – When and Why?

The phrase Third Party Inspection is thrown around often in hygienic or sanitary industries, making many ask these questions:  “What does it mean?” and “Do I need it?” Let’s investigate that a little further as it applies to ASME BPE and 3-A. ASME BPE requires that inspections be done as stated in GR-3 & GR-4. The BPE code...

Does Sulfur Content Matter?

Does Sulfur Content Matter?

Jul 6, 2010

Have you ever experienced weld puddle shift? Have you ever wondered why ASME BPE limits sulfur for tube and fittings to .005% to .017%?  Take a look at these videos, and you’ll understand why. Clip 1 shows matched sulfur of .008% on both weld pieces. Clip 2 shows mismatched sulfur of .002% welded to .014%. Notice how the weld pool tracks off-center of...

What Is BPE?

What Is BPE?

Jul 6, 2010

I’ve been asked these questions many times: “What is BPE?” “Where can I get a copy of the standard?” Here is a link that will answer both of those inquiries: www.asme.org/Communities/Technical/BPE/. Share this: Bookmark on Delicious Recommend on Facebook Share on Linkedin share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it...

Acronym Awareness

Acronym Awareness

Jun 24, 2010

Our industry utilizes an abundance of acronyms, but how many of them do you actually know? I’ve compiled a list of acronyms used in engineering systems for hygienic processes. See if you recognize all of them, and add any others I’ve missed. CE – Declaration of European Conformity EU – European Union RA – Roughness Average IP – Ingress...