A provider of large-scale solar steam systems for industrial processes and electricity generation was awarded the "S" stamp certificate of authorization from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) for the manufacture of the company's industrial solar steam power boilers. Ausra Inc., Mountain View, Calif., is the first solar steam power boiler manufacturer to receive this certificate of authorization under ASME's Boiler and Pressure Vessel (BPV) Code.

An ASME "S" stamp indicates that a product conforms to the latest edition of the ASME BPV Code. With the certificate, Ausra also is accredited to use the National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors "NB" Stamp for its solar boilers.