GIFFIN acquires the ASME ‘U’ code stamp in 2010 after months of development work.
The process to receive this designation requires extensive training in welding protocol and adherence to quality procedures. Development work in order to maintain the ASME certification requires welders maintain a certain level of proficiency in weld quality and workmanship. These processes are routinely checked and validated through a third party testing agency which is required under the ASME guidelines.
Thousands of manhours have been meticulously devoted to securing and maintaining the highest level of authorized fabrication under ASME certification. Achieving this high status allows GIFFIN to manufacture equipment to meet the stringent requirements of medium to high pressure equipment from compressed air or filter vessels to annealing furnaces and autoclaves.
In addition to the ASME ‘U’ stamp, GIFFIN has acquired the European equivalent, CE, affording manufacturing systems to meet oversea requirements. Requirements to achieve this status involve many manhours of calculation compilation, certification of weld procedures and processes and approval through our authorizing agent all in preparation to present for final approval to the distinguished members of the ASME board.
Being a member of ASME gives access to worldwide expertise and allows for technology exchanges that furthers our proficiency in weld processes and methodologies.
Additionally, ASME offers training in current code interpretations and adaptations that help guide our engineering staff in design work and decision making to insure full compliance with rules and regulations.