Chromalox, a manufacturer of electric heat and control products, was awarded the ASME Section III “N” certification for pressure-related components for designed equipment entering service in nuclear-designated areas. The Pittsburgh-based company also earned “NPT” certification for component parts in nuclear-designated areas such as pressurized heaters.
The ASME Code establishes rules that
govern the design, fabrication and inspection of boilers and pressure vessels,
and nuclear power plant components during construction. Products that meet the
“N” and “NPT” certification requirements meet design, material control and
testing levels that go beyond typical third-party certifications. Products such
as Chromalox flanged and circulation heaters will carry the “N” stamp; components
that are integrated with other equipment will carry the “NPT” stamps.
“Chromalox is pleased to achieve these
accreditations that build on our proud tradition of serving the nuclear
industry,” says Mark Wheeler, global product director. packaged systems and
service. “Chromalox has been engaged with the nuclear market since its
beginnings. Heaters supplied under the E. L. Wiegand name were included in some
of the first U.S. nuclear reactors and units have also been supplied to many
U.S. Navy nuclear-powered ships and submarines.”
Use of the ASME certification mark is an
indication of compliance with the laws and regulations of all 50 states in the
United States and all the provinces of Canada. It is also accepted in over 100
countries as a means of meeting their government safety regulations.