TESTING FOR BOILER/PRESSURE VESSEL/AIR COMPRESSOR/AIR RECEIVER/STORAGE TANK
Pressure vessel inspection, or pressure vessel testing, involves non-destructive tests that ensure the integrity of a new pressure vessel or on previously installed pressure equipment that has been altered or repaired.
In the early days of pressure vessels, many pressure vessels were over-pressurized, and they would explode. This problem was part of why the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) formed. This body came up with specifications to govern the way pressure vessels are manufactured and maintained. After a pressure vessel moves from its initial manufacturing and testing to its end application, it may undergo alterations or repairs. Whenever something like this happens, the pressure vessel needs to be inspected again to see whether it still meets all requirements.