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Control and maintenance of pressure equipment

In the industrial context, pressure equipment is of crucial importance, both for the safety of installations and the performance of processes. Manufacturing, oil, chemical and other industries rely heavily on pressure equipment to ensure the continuity of their operations. Managing pressure equipment involves major challenges in terms of safety and compliance with regulatory standards. The potential risks of industrial accidents causing environmental damage and negatively impacting human safety. Apave in India carries out regular inspections, compliance assessments and risk analyses to ensure the proper operation and safety of pressure equipment.


Your key issues

Safe and efficient operations of pressure equipment shall be ensured while meeting regulatory standards for quality, reliability and environmental protection.  The plant or facility owner faces human , environmental and economic risk and huge penalties caused due to a loss of containment resulting in toxic gas release, fire, explosion etc. Insurance companies depend on independent third party certifications to make sure that the equipment is complying with national and international standards. These requirements vary depending on the country or state where a pressure equipment is to be registered. The owner will need support from specialists having clear understanding about the requirements and procedures practiced in different countries.  Absence of specialist professionals inhouse for ensuring compliance with the various codes of construction, regulatory requirements of foreign countries and special customer requirements is often a major area of concern with owners and manufacturers.


  • Prevent human, environmental and economic risks
  • Meet insurers' criteria
  • Ensure optimum quality
  • Comply with regulatory requirements when registering each piece of equipment

A specific context

Pressure equipment is essential in various sectors where handling, processing or containment of fluids or gases under pressure is necessary. Some important sectors include:


  • Energy: Power plants including thermal, nuclear and renewable energy facilities require boilers, turbines and piping systems to generate electricity
  • Oil & Gas: Refineries, petrochemical plants and offshore platforms rely on pressure vessels, reactors, and pipelines for processing and transporting crude oil, natural gas and petroleum products.
  • Chemical & Process Industries: Chemical plants, pharmaceutical facilities and manufacturing plants utilise pressure equipment such as reactors, distillation columns and storage tanks for chemical processing and production.
  • Food & Beverage: Food processing plants use pressure vessels and steam boilers for cooking, sterilisation and pasteurisation process.
  • HVAC and Refrigeration: Airconditioning systems, refrigeration units and heat exchangers in commercial and industrial buildings require pressure equipment to regulate temperature and humidity.
  • Aerospace and automotive: Aircraft and spacecraft propulsion systems, automotive engines and hydraulic systems incorporate pressure components for power generation and control.
  • Water and Wastewater treatment: Water treatment plants and desalination plants employ pressure vessels, pumps and piping systems for filtration, purification and distribution of water.
  • Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology: Pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities use pressure vessels and reactor for synthesising drugs and vaccines, while biotech companies utilise bioreactors for cell culture process. 

Our solutions


ASME Services


ASME services are offered to pressure vessel manufacturers to inspect, certify and stamp the vessels constructed according to the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel codes-Rules for Construction of Pressure Vessels.

Shops manufacturing pressure vessels require ASME accreditation and are subject to periodic audits by ASME authorised persons. Upon shop approval by ASME, the authorised shop get into an agreement with the Authorized Inspection Agency (AIA) for engineering verification, inspection and stamping of the vessels manufactured at the facility, ensuring that the vessel meets ASME codes / standards for design, fabrication and inspection. The most common ASME stamps include “U” stamp for unfired pressure vessels and “R” for repair and alterations. 

Apave TIV India and worldwide offices of Apave are authorised by ASME for inspection and certification services. Apave TIV India offers quality control and technical assistance to manufacturers of boilers and pressure vessels preparing for ASME Certification. We assist in the development of the manufacturer’s Quality Control Manual in compliance with the applicable ASME Code Requirements.

Our services include Authorized Inspection Agency (AIA) services for clients operating at non-nuclear facilities for new construction, in-services inspections.
repair, alteration and replacement etc. Registered Professional Engineer Stamping Services provided by us include review of QA Program, In-services Inspection Plan, maintaining a Record of Inspector Activity Log, and annotating specific ASME Forms.


The Certification Services, include Design verification for Pressure vessels, Boilers, Storage tanks meant for exports to Malaysia under DOSH Regulations, Singapore under MOM regulations, Canada NR-13, and to many other Countries.


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Pressure Equipment Directives (PED) Services


PED is a European Union Directive regulating the design, manufacture and conformity assessment of pressure equipment and assemblies. Manufacturers in India intending to sell their equipment within the European Economic Area (EEA) market shall comply with the PED requirements.


Apave in India is providing Pressure Equipment Directive Certification Services worldwide in agreement with HPi Verification Services Limited (I), Manor House, Howbery Park, Wallingford, OX108BA, UK (Notified Body No. 1521).


PED certification covers, but is not limited to the following:

  • Design review
  • Review of the Technical Construction File (TCF) which includes:
    • ISO 9001-2008 Manual with PED 97/23/EC requirements included in the manual.
    • Procedures and Work Instructions in line with ISO+PED manual.
  • Certification (Initial) Audit.
  • Issuance of appropriate module Certificate by the Notified Body, HPi Verification Services


Apave in India offers authentic verification and inspection services by well qualified competent inspectors and auditors:

  • Independent Third-Party Inspection
  • Independent Second-Party Inspection
  • Manufacturing Facility Certification

The Petroleum and Explosives Safety Organisation (PESO) is the regulatory organization in India responsible for ensuring the safe handling, storage, transportation, and usage of petroleum, explosives and compressed gas. It overseas the implementation of various safety standards and regulations to prevent accidents and protect the environment.  

Apave in India is authorised to conduct specific verifications and inspections based on advice from PESO. This includes engineering verification and inspection of pressure relief valves, multi-function valves (combo valves), pressurized gas cylinders etc. 

Focus on Indian Boiler Regulations (IBR)

It is mandatory that Boilers and Boiler Components intended for use in India shall be inspected and certified by the Central Boiler Board or its authorized representatives according to The Indian Boiler Act -1923 and IBR Rules-1950. The in-service Boilers shall be periodically inspected and certified for their fitness to continue in safe operation.


Apave in India has been approved by Central Boiler Board of India for Inspection and certification of Boiler and Boiler components.  Competent personnel, authorized by the Central Boiler Board (CBB) according to the IBR – 1950 rules perform Inspection at manufacturing locations , erection sites and facilities within India to conduct the inspection. For boilers & components manufactured abroad, intended for installation in India, authorised inspectors of Apave global offices are available.


Our Services Include:

  • Design appraisal and Approval
  • Material Inspection
  • Welder Certification
  • Stage Inspections
  • Certification of shop Manufactured Boilers
  • Certification of Boiler components (valves, level gauges, pressure gauges. Tubes, forging, casting etc.)
  • Inspections and Certifications/re-certifications of existing Boilers
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NDT Inspection

NDT uses special equipment and methods to learn (variations in structure, minute changes in surface finish, and the presence of cracks or other physical discontinuities, to measure the thickness of materials and coatings and to determine other characteristics about the object) without harming the object.

Choosing the right method and technique is an important part of performing NDT to maximize the “Probability of Detection”. Apave in India help you with all your NDT projects.

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Control and maintenance of industrial goods

Industrial goods, engineering materials and product forms are the building blocks of an industrial facility.  Soundness of the materials and product forms in terms of the required chemical composition, physical & mechanical properties, homogeneity, etc. is crucial for their performance avoiding premature failures resulting in accidents, plant or machinery breakdown, thus significantly impacting the safety of personnel, environment, economy and reputation.

Apave in India supports you throughout the operation of your facilities, inspecting your equipment and working alongside you to anticipate any malfunctions.

Control and maintenance of infrastructures and buildings

The construction industry faces a number of challenges: reducing its energy and environmental footprint, supporting urban change and integrating technological transformations. To ensure the safety of your construction projects, while controlling your risks and optimising your performance, Apave's experts in India are with you every step of the way.


Why Choose

Apave India ? 

Number 1

Our customer relationship approach

Apave is the right choice for clients who are looking for a trusted company with a solid international reputation. The loyalty and trust of our clients is a testament to our commitment to providing quality services. Apave constantly strives to exceed your expectations in terms of safety and compliance.
Number 2

Our competitive prices

Our teams are committed to responding quickly to your requests by offering quality services at competitive prices. All of our service rates can be adapted to your needs.
Number 3

Our core values

Our group is built on strong values: customer focus, independence, professionalism, and integrity and respect. These values help shape our culture and work environment and ensure that our employees all work towards the same goals. These values are embedded in all of our processes, from staff training to service delivery, ensuring quality services.