ASME Code Services & Certification

ASME Boiler & Pressure Vessel Code – Your key to international markets

For manufacturers of pressure equipment (Power Boilers, Heating Boilers and Pressure Vessels), the ASME Boiler & Pressure Vessel Code (ASME BPVC) is key to international markets for several reasons:

Safety: The ASME BPVC was established to enhance safety in industries that utilize boilers and pressure vessels. It was created following historical accidents to prevent future disasters and ensures that your pressure equipment meets stringent safety guidelines, reducing the risk of accidents and ensuring a safer working environment.

Quality: ASME-compliant pressure equipment undergoes thorough inspections to meet the quality and safety standards set by the ASME BPVC so you can be confident that you are investing in high-quality, reliable pressure equipment.

Compliance: Many countries, states and municipalities require compliance with ASME standards for pressure equipment to meet regulatory requirements, preventing legal issues and ensuring smooth operations without interruptions due to non-compliance.

Reliability: The ASME BPVC is updated every two years to ensure that your pressure equipment is designed and fabricated according to the latest accepted standards and practices. The latest update was release in July 2023.

Global Recognition: Pressure equipment manufactured according to the ASME BPVC open sales opportunities for you in the USA, Canada and over 113 other countries where the ASME BPVC is recognized, as it demonstrates adherence to widely respected industry norms and practices.

In summary, utilizing the ASME BPVC provides enhanced safety, quality assurance, regulatory compliance, reliability, and global recognition for your pressure equipment.


ASME Inspections

DNV provides ASME Authorized Inspection Agency (AIA) services to boiler and pressure vessel manufacturers with our competent and experienced authorized inspectors.  DNV is accredited by ASME to perform the inspection of pressure equipment as per ASME sections I, IV, VIII Divisions 1, 2 and 3, X and XII as well as in-service inspection, repairs and alterations as per National Board Inspection Code (NBIC).

We provide complete coverage to all your boiler and pressure vessel manufacturing needs regarding inspections of new build, repair or alterations of boilers and pressure vessels. We will also provide support regarding quality control needs, and we can provide training and support in understanding and implementing Code requirements to enable your pressure equipment to comply with the ASME Boiler & Pressure Vessel Code.

ASME Certification

To become an ASME certified company, your company has to be assessed and certified based on its demonstrated ability to meet the requirements of the applicable ASME standard. As an ASME Authorized Inspection Agency (AIA), DNV is able to assist you to become and stay an ASME Certified Company.


How to become Certified by ASME:


  • Review relevant information about the desired certification program on ASME’s website.
  • Decide on the scope of work that will be certified by ASME.
  • Obtain required ASME Code books.
  • Consult the NB-57-BPV National Board and ASME Guide for comprehensive guidance.
  • See Boiler and Pressure Vessel (BPV) Certification Forms for more information.
  • Enter into an agreement with an Authorized Inspection Agency (AIA).
  • Prepare the quality manual, a written description of the quality program.
  • Indoctrinate and train personnel to implement the quality program.


  • Create a CA-Connect account if you are a new applicant.
  • Download the CA-Connect User Guide.
  • Complete the relevant application form.
  • Submit a signed Accreditation and Certification Agreement Form.
  • Remit associated fees as per the Price Guide.


  • The review team evaluates your quality manual and implementation of the quality program based on your intended scope of activities.


  • Demonstrate successful implementation of your quality program to the ASME review team.
  • ASME will review the report submitted by the team and either authorize issuance of the certificate or request additional action from you.


  • Certificates must be renewed every three years (H and UM certificates annually).
  • Pay renewal fees and undergo another evaluation of your quality program for renewal.

By following these steps, you can become and stay certified by ASME.



DNV is able to provide introduction training which will focus on the basics and will help you to read and understand the ASME Code.

ASME BPVC Section VIII, Div. 1

This introductory training of one day will help you to understand the basics of ASME VIII Div. 1


This introductory training of one day will introduce you to welding and brazing procedures, qualification of welders and welding operators and testing of weld samples.