ASME pressure vessel manufacturing ensures safety and quality

ASME pressure vessel manufacturing ensures safety and quality

Robinson Pipe & Vessel adheres to ASME code for construction excellence

Companies and municipalities that rely on high-quality pressure vessels and tanks for the safety of their processes depend on the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) pressure vessel manufacturing and skid fabrication practices followed by Robinson Pipe & Vessel, a division of Robinson Metal, Inc.

“It is impossible to overstate how crucial safety considerations are when it comes to ASME pressure vessel manufacturing,” says Chad Hendzel, Robinson Pipe & Vessel division manager. “Our teams closely follow ASME code to ensure we deliver safe, functional pressure vessels of all types.”

Robinson Pipe & Vessel produces non-standard pressure vessels ranging from 12 feet in diameter and 60 feet in length to as small as 6 inches in diameter and 12 inches in length. Its customers include municipal water treatment plants, companies in the oil and gas industry, and manufacturers that use containers for the containment of pressure.

In addition to specific requirements, ASME code includes guidance for materials, design, fabrication, examination, testing, inspection and certification of ASME pressure vessel manufacturing.

ASME pressure vessel manufacturing has evolved over a century

ASME is recognized as the developer of standards and codes used in regulating the mechanical engineering industry. The organization’s Boiler & Pressure Vessel Code (BPVC) is the standard for the design, development and construction of pressure vessels and boilers.

ASME pressure vessel manufacturing standards came about after major explosions in two Massachusetts factories in 1905 and 1906. The state of Massachusetts enacted the first legal code for the construction of steam boilers based on ASME’s rules in 1907.

The first edition of the BPVC was published in 1914 and was 114 pages in length. The National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors was formed in 1919 to standardize the inspection process, and the BPVC now stretches to 16,000 pages in 28 volumes.

About Robinson Metal, Inc.

Robinson Metal, Inc., is a single-source metal fabrication supplier employing more than 385 people at facilities in De Pere and Manitowoc, Wisconsin. Its six divisions include: Robinson Fab & Machine; Robinson Pipe & Vessel; Robinson Custom Enclosures; Robinson Heating & Cooling; Product Handling Concepts; and Gas Trailer. The company’s primary campus in De Pere features a climate-controlled 185,000-square-foot facility plus a 35,000-square-foot clean assembly area, and an additional 112,000 square feet in Manitowoc.

For more information about Robinson Metal’s ASME pressure vessel manufacturing capabilities, please call (920) 494-7411, or visit