12 Jan 2015

Vereeniging, South Africa - Intertek, a leading provider of quality and safety solutions worldwide, has gained accreditation as an ASME Independent Third-Party Inspection Organization (AIA). This makes Intertek only the eighth non-insurance company in the world allowed to perform third-party inspections of equipment produced in compliance with Sections 1 and VIII Divisions 1 & 2 of the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code.

The ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code is designed to help companies maintain pressure vessel safety by reducing or eliminating the risk of leakage, rupture or explosion with its regulations.
The accreditation signifies that Intertek can certify equipment manufactured, repaired or altered by existing ASME pressure equipment certificate holders. Intertek can also help manufacturers to become ASME certificate holders.
The independent third-party inspections performed by Intertek will involve verifying documentation, materials and design; physical witnessing of processes and tests; and visual inspection of the manufactured equipment and ensuring fit for service requirements.  This means Intertek can provide another highly valuable industrial inspection service for their clients and the pressure equipment manufacturing industry in Africa and globally.
The ASME certification service by Intertek is currently managed out of South Africa, and there are plans to expand the service worldwide.    
Paulo Pereira, Intertek Regional Director Sub-Saharan Africa, said: “We are proud to gain this prestigious accreditation and it demonstrates the trust ASME has placed in the expertise and skill of our highly experienced professionals to inspect and certify boiler and pressure vessel equipment to the ASME Code.”
Intertek’s range of technical services in Africa also includes in-service inspection, design verification, welding engineering and metallurgy.  
Media enquiries:
Elizabeth Yu, Marketing Content Executive
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Sales enquiries:
Paulo Pereira, Regional Director Sub-Saharan Africa
Telephone: +27 16 422 2870

About Intertek
Intertek is a leading quality solutions provider to industries worldwide. From auditing and inspection, to testing, training, advisory, quality assurance and certification, Intertek adds value for its customers by helping improve the quality and safety of their products, assets and processes. With a network of more than 1,000 laboratories and offices and over 36,000 people in more than 100 countries, Intertek supports companies’ success in the global marketplace, by helping customers to meet end users’ expectations for safety, sustainability, performance, integrity and desirability in virtually any market worldwide. Visit www.intertek.com