PED Certified, CE Certified & ASME Pressure Vessels by HVM
ASME pressure Vessel specialists Houston Vessel Manufacturing (HVM), a sister company of Generon IGS, completed 144 PED certified vessels and 96 CE certified Air Lock assemblies in less than ten (10) weeks from approved drawings. Vessels were purchased by Allen-Sherman-Hoff (A-S-H is the recognized global industry leader in ash handling and is a division of Diamond Power International, Inc) and will be used by AES-3C, a subsidiary the AES Corporation, in a state of the art power plant being constructed in Bulgaria under AES-3C’s design and management.
The Pressure Equipment Directive (PED) is European Legislation based on Essential Safety Requirements (ESRs) that govern design, manufacturing, inspection and testing. PED affects most equipment that will be placed on the market in the European Economic Area (EEA) designed for pressures above 0.5 bar g or 7.25 psi g. It assures the vessel is safe and meets essential safety requirements covering design, manufacture and testing; satisfies appropriate conformity assessment procedures; and carries the CE marking and other information. The fabricator must have each participating welder be “3rd Party” certified to PED standards along with authorized inspectors, associated with the European body, who are required to perform ‘sign offs’ at every fit and weld; as well as witness the hydrostatic test.