SI can be a valuable resource in achieving regulatory and standards compliance of key equipment through our expert engagement in codes and standards committees as well as our comprehensive approach to asset management. We help our clients minimize regulatory compliance risk by addressing all issues and exposures in managing pressure equipment. SI expertise has been involved with practical application of standards and operational management of pressure equipment for over 30 years.
SI has assisted several clients with obtaining regulatory approval for the design and operational plans for their pressure equipment, being the direct interface with the regulators, both domestically and internationally. This includes developing design specifications, working for approval on designs, assistance in obtaining ASME code stamps, obtaining special permits such as ASME Code Cases, “State Special” permits, Canadian Registration Numbers (CRN’s), DOT exemption permits, and establishing compliance with foreign regulations such as the European Pressure Equipment Directive (PED) or the Japanese KHK High Pressure Equipment Standard. SI’s experts have worked with state regulators to change wording in state laws to modernize requirements to support client operations.
SI is a strong supporter of the development of internationally recognized codes and standards and have key personnel involved at all levels. SI experts have developed and supported the generation of modern fracture mechanics life assessment solutions referenced by ASME III, VIII, and API 579/ASME FFS since the 1980’s. SI also has experts working in all aspects of the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Codes, including:
- ASME Code – II, III, IV, V, VIII, IX, X, XI, XIII, CA-1, B31, B16, Post Construction
- API 579-1/ASME FFS-1, API 17 TR8
SI experts are also guiding the direction of new standards with participation on the ASME Board on Pressure Technology Codes and Standards Committee along with the ASME Council on Standards and Certification. SI is also leading the effort to standardize high pressure tubing connections in ASME, a technology which began in 1952 which no industry standard currently exists.
SI also works with other standards development bodies, including API in development of standards for offshore High Pressure High Temperature (HPHT) technology found in API Technical Report 17 TR8 and for fitness for service with the joint API 579-1 / ASME FFS-1 Fitness for Service Committee.
SI has worked to assist clients in understanding and meeting challenging standards requirements such as wind and seismic loading, required by many designs, using standards such as ASCE 7. SI also has a team of experts to work with you regarding anchorage, support and foundational requirements relative to structural codes and standards from around the world.
SI’s team of Professional Engineers are available to assist as engineering oversight in your design processes where PE certification is required.