||The official symbol for ASME RTP-1 stamped vessels.
ASME RTP-1 Overview
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) is a design code and standards setting body for many different products. ASME established the RTP-1 standard for fiberglass reinforced polymer vessels in 1989. The standard is widely held to be the most stringent and complete tool for producing high quality FRP vessels. The standard establishes rules for:
The goals of the RTP-1 standard are to:
- End user and fabricator responsibilities
- Materials of contruction
- Design of vessels by rules and analysis
- Fabrication details
- Quality assurance
- Fabricator qualification, accreditation and third party audit
- Provide for protection of life and property
- Provide a margin of deterioration that allows for a reasonably long period of usefulness
Benfits of Using the RTP-1 Standard
When you use an ASME RTP-1 certified fabricator with the RTP-1 standard, you benefit through:
ASME RTP-1 Stamping
When a vessel complies fully with the RTP-1 standard, it is eligible for stamping. Stamping the vessel signifies the vessel has passed the customer's and fabricator's quality assurance requirements. The vessel is uniquely numbered and the above symbol is affixed to the vessel. Further, the tank is registered with the National Board of Boiler's and Pressure Vessels.