What is the NBIC?

The National Board Inspection Code (NBIC) was first published in 1946 as a guide for chief inspectors. It has become an internationally recognized standard, adopted by most US and Canadian jurisdictions.

How do I become an ASME authorized inspector?

For those interested in the ASME Construction category, the following is required:

  1. attend the National Board Authorized Inspector Commission (AI) Course,
  2. receive a passing score on the Authorized Inspector Commission (AI) examination, and.
  3. have a minimum of three years of work experience.

What is an AI inspector?

The National Board Authorized Inspector Commission (AI) is issued to individuals who have been qualified to perform inspections of boilers and pressure vessels as required by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code (ASME BPV Code).

What is an API 510 Inspector?

Certified API 510 Pressure Vessel inspectors must have a broad knowledge base relating to maintenance, inspection, repair, and alteration of pressure vessels. The API 510 examination is designed to determine if individuals have such knowledge.

What is NB stamp ASME?

National Board registration was allowed for pressure vessels, piping, and nuclear components as the ASME code grew to include those items; and. an NB symbol stamp has been implemented for manufacturers to stamp adjacent to the National Board number.

How much does an ASME U stamp cost?

The fee for the use of each Code Symbol Stamp is $300. Prices are subject to change without notice.

What is ASME certified?

What is ASME certification? The ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code (BPVC) is a universally-acknowledged set of safety standards developed by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. It regulates the design, manufacture, installation, inspection and care of boilers, nuclear components, and other pressure vessels.

What is an API 570 Inspector?

API 570 Piping Inspector Certification API offers a 570 certification through their Individual Certification Program. The purpose of the certification is to identify individuals that possess broad knowledge in maintenance, inspection, repair, and alteration of in-service metallic piping systems.

What is API 580?

The API 580 Risk Based Inspection certification exam tests the individual’s knowledge and expertise in the field of Risk Based Inspection. Questions on the exam are based on API RP 580 Risk-Based Inspection, 3rd Edition 2016.

Is ASME U stamp mandatory?

Yes. The Code Symbol Stamps are the property of ASME and must be returned once you discontinue use of them.

What is NB certificate?

The “NB” Certificate and “NB” symbol stamp shall be used only by the named company and in the manner prescribed in the National Board Inspection Code (NBIC) and NB-500, Criteria for Authorization to Apply the “NB” Mark to Pressure Relief Devices.

Is U stamp mandatory?

We regularly receive enquiries for pressure vessels and air receivers to the ASME design code with a U-stamp requirement – very often the U-stamp is not required!