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ASME Vessel Project Showcases GSM’S Turn Key Abilities
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ASME Vessel Project Showcases GSM’S Turn Key Abilities
ASME Vessel Project Showcases GSM’S Turn Key Abilities

A Pennsburg, PA company tasked GSM Industrial with building a vessel to ASME’s Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code (BPVC) Section VIII Division 1 standards. The vessel is used to mix industrial chemicals, which generates elevated temperatures during the mixing process. Because of this, a dimple jacket also had to be fabricated to stabilize or cool the temperature during the mixing process. While the tank is designed to be used at atmospheric pressure, the jacket has to be pressurized to equally distribute coolant, which keeps the raw product at a constant temperature. This required a “U” stamp and registration with the National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors.

While a number of challenges were encountered throughout the project, the largest hurdle was welding more than 5,400 plug welds with minimal leaks. Given the required completion date, leaks meant additional time and labor which GSM Industrial couldn’t afford. During GSM’s rigorous testing and QC process using ASME guidelines, only three leaks (.05%) were discovered and repaired and delays were minimized. This saved the customer money and allowed for on time delivery.

GSM Industrial is an ASME-certified fabrication shop (See our ASME and AWS Certifications).  This custom vessel fabrication project utilized every aspect of our turn key abilities in design, fabrication, quality control and testing, mechanical assembly, and delivery. Our thorough planning, experience, technical skills, and dedication to quality work allowed us to produce exceptional results and deliver the project on time and on budget.

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