B&W Products

ASME Code Pressure Vessels

B&W Universal has more than 50 years of experience designing and manufacturing ASME Code pressure vessels and ASME Code silencers used in the most demanding applications.

ASME Code Applications/Specifications

  • Operating pressure range from 15 to 3,000 PSIG
  • Recommended for applications with vacuum exceeding 20 inches mercury
  • Capable of handling hazardous or flammable gases
  • Commonly used on blowers, compressors and vacuum pumps
  • Suitable for use with pressure-reduction valves and in-line filters

B&W Universal ASME Code Silencer and Pressure Vessel Manufacturing Capabilities

  • The B&W Universal plant in Muscoda, Wisconsin, USA became certified in 1983 by ASME to fabricate metallic pressure vessels. Since then we have built more than 3,500 “U” or “UM” stamped vessels.
  • Our capabilities extend to other vessels built to Europe PED, China GB-150 or Russia GOST standards.



Pressure Vessel Design Calculations Assures Adequate Material Thickness
Certified Vessel Material Assures Correct Material Properties
2:1 Elliptical or High-Crown Heads Better Head Stress Distribution
Forged Flanges Improved Flange Strength and Durability
Inspection Openings are Required Monitors Vessel Condition
Qualified Welders and Procedures Consistent Welding Results
Traveler Form Material and Welder Traceability
Hydrostatic Test
Validates Vessel is Leak-Free
Data Report Documents Materials and Construction
Third-Party Authorized Inspection Independent and Experienced


Pressure Vessels


Pressure Vessels

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