Welding

Storage Tank Alterations and Repairs

Did you hire an R-Stamp certified facility to do your repairs?

image of man welding to repair tankWe can perform alterations and repairs at your location. We are R-Stamp Certified by The National Board. To learn more about our certifications, contact us today.

An “R-Stamp” is a certification allowing the repair and/or alteration of boilers, pressure vessels, and other pressure-retaining items.

Any time a repair or alteration is made directly to the surface of a pressure vessel, like a nurse tank or bulkhead, it must be completed by an “R-Stamp” certified organization or company like Ammonia Propane Solutions. Failure to do so may render your pressure vessel unusable and make your company vulnerable to DOT fines and restrictions.

Obtaining a National Board “R” Certification

In order to obtain a National Board “R” certificate of authorization a company must:

  • Have and maintain an inspection agreement with an authorized inspection agency to ensure repairs have been completed exactly how they were to be completed.
  • Have a written quality system that complies with the requirements of the current edition of the NBIC (National Board Inspection Code) and includes the expected scope of activities.
  • Have the current edition of all 3 parts of the NBIC.
  • Have available a copy of the “code of construction” appropriate to the intended scope of work.

Organization and facilities with an “R-Stamp” are subject to a review by The National Board. In order to complete an “R-Stamp” repair, the vessel must have a legible data plate. In order to be legible, you must be able to read the manufacturer, the serial number, the “U” stamp, the date of production, the total gallons the vessel can hold, and the maximum pressure of the vessel. If one of these is not readable, the data plate is considered illegible and therefore cannot be repaired.

Once repaired and inspected, the vessel will be stamped with the name of the “R-Stamp” holding company, along with their “R-Stamp” identification number, the date of completion, and the actual “R-Stamp” itself. The “R-Stamp” paperwork you receive from us needs to be retained with your records.

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