Designing a tank to code using ASME standards is essential to not only ensuring its safety, but also to ensuring its efficiency. Originally created in 1914, the ASME code is now used in all 50 states and different municipalities and territories around the world. This same tank code has been used in the nuclear industry too since its inception.

What is ASME Tank Code?

Gathering in New York City in 1880, prominent engineers such as Henry R. Worthington, Alexander Holley and John Sweet discussed the standardization of industrial tools as the industrial age came to a fever pitch. In order to maintain the reliable nature of these machines alongside safety protocol, they agreed that an ASME tank code would need to be established. The first code was established in 1884, where it was labeled “Rules for Construction of Stationary Boilers and Allowable Working Pressure.” This document would continue to grow over the decades to include 28 books and 14,000 pages. The documentation continues to be a pioneering force in the standards of ASME tank code.

A History of Safety and Adaptability

ASME tank code is extremely safe and reliable. This is because is maintained by a community of over one thousand technical experts. These committees meet regularly to make changes to the code in order to adapt to our fast-paced, technology-oriented world. To view these specific communities and learn more about their operations, view the ASME’s committee central page.

When we receive a project - to begin engineering we first create plans in alignment with the codes established by ASME. By doing so, we make sure our client is satisfied with the efficiency and reliability of the specialized system we create. To gain more insight about the systems we've created with this code, please visit our Equipment Design Page for more information.

Topics: ASME

Author: Jeff Lippincott