Pipe & Vessel

Available At Adams-ISC(800) 677-7335

Adams-ISC ASME Pressure Vessel & Process Piping Fabrication and Repair

Map of Locations Rapid CityAdams-ISC is a certified pressure vessel and process piping manufacturer located in Rapid City, SD. We design and build custom ASME code and non-code pressure vessels and process piping systems for customers throughout the U.S. in industries like oil and gas, fire protection, water treatment, mining, chemical processing, construction, petroleum, emission control, power generation, energy, and more.

Adams-ISC has the experience and the certifications to perform the most stringently-regulated welding, fabrication, and repair work on mechanical equipment. And, we have an outstanding reputation of supplying high-quality products and services at a reasonable price with fast turnaround times.

We estimate and manage both in-shop and in-field projects and we partner with other certified professionals in the industry to inspect, test, and verify that our work meets all required standards.

For more information about our pressure vessel and process piping manufacturing and repair services, contact the Adams-ISC Pipe & Vessel Group at our Rapid City branch at 605-343-9393 or email your questions to custserv@adamsisc.com.

Adams-ISC Pipe & Vessel Customer Profile: Protect-o-Burn

Protect-o-Burn Customer Profile ButtonProtect-o-Burn (est. 2003), based out of Houston, is a manufacturer of unique fire protection solutions that solve a number of logistical firefighting problems. Protect-o-Burn’s patented Self Expanding Fire Fighting Foam (SEFFF) technology utilizes environmentally-friendly, fluorine-free foam concentrate and is designed to immediately provide firefighting foam on a fire scene without any of the dependencies required by traditional systems, such as connection to a water source, bladder tanks, external pressure sources, pump stations, or proportioning equipment.

Adams-ISC Pipe & Vessel Group has been designing and building ASME code pressure vessels and process piping systems for Protect-o-Burn since 2016. These stainless steel, fire foam storage tanks range in size from 60 gallon portable units to 7,500 gallon units for permanent installations. With an expansion ratio of 1:10, a 5,000 gallon vessel will supply up to 50,000 gallons of aqueous film-forming foam (AFFF) or alcohol-resistant (AR) AFFF, depending on fire risk requirement.

Pressure Vessel & Process Piping Certifications

Pressure Vessel Drawing

Adams-ISC holds certificates of authorization from the ASME and the National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors to manufacture and repair pressure vessels that are certified and conform to these codes. The ASME BPVC Section VIII, Division 1 (“U”) stamp certifies Adams-ISC to manufacture pressure vessels and the National Board “R” stamp certifies Adams-ISC for metallic repairs and/or alterations of pressure vessels (both shop and field).

  • Process Piping per ASME B31.3 Standards
  • ASME Section VIII, Div. 1 “U” Stamp Holder
  • National Board “R” Stamp Certificate of Authorization
  • Welders certified per Pressure Vessel Section VIII, Div. 1 and Section IX
  • AWS certified welders D1.1 Structural Steel
  • Non-Destructive Evaluation / Testing (NDE/NDT) Methods
    • RT Radiography Testing (X-ray of welded joints) Full RT-1, RT-2 / Spot RT-3
    • UT Ultrasonic Testing / Phased Array (uses sound waves to identify welding flaws)
    • Hydrostatic Testing (uses water to fill and pressurize the vessel to test for leaks and/or defects)


What are these certifications and what do they mean?

  • ASME B31.3 Process Piping contains requirements for piping typically found in petroleum refineries; chemical, pharmaceutical, textile, paper, semiconductor, and cryogenic plants; and related processing plants and terminals. It covers materials and components, design, fabrication, assembly, erection, examination, inspection, and testing of piping. This code applies to piping for all fluids including: (1) raw, intermediate, and finished chemicals; (2) petroleum products; (3) gas, steam, air, and water; (4) fluidized solids; (5) refrigerants; and (6) cryogenic fluids.
  • ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code (BPVC) Section VIII Division 1 (“U”) provides requirements applicable to the design, fabrication, inspection, testing, and certification of pressure vessels (fired or unfired) operating at either internal or external pressures exceeding 15 psig. This pressure may be obtained from an external source or by the application of heat from a direct or indirect source, or any combination. Specific requirements apply to several classes of material used in pressure vessel construction and fabrication methods such as welding, forging, and brazing. Division 1 contains mandatory and non-mandatory appendices detailing design criteria, nondestructive examination (NDE), and inspection acceptance standards.
  • National Board Certificate of Authorization “R” Symbol Stamp for the repair and/or alteration of boilers, pressure vessels, and other pressure-retaining items. Certified organizations must have and maintain an inspection agreement with an authorized inspection agency and must have a written quality system that both complies with the National Board Inspection Code (NBIC) and includes the expected scope of activities.

What is ASME?

ASME logoThe American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) is a professional association that serves as the leading international developer of standards and codes used to regulate the mechanical engineering industry. ASME was formed in 1880 in response to numerous steam boiler pressure vessel failures.

The largest ASME standard is the Boiler & Pressure Vessel Code (BPVC), which was established in the early 1900s following two devastating boiler explosions. BPVC is the standard that regulates the design, development, and construction of boilers and pressure vessels. Manufacturers are required to follow code guidelines to ensure accuracy, safety, and protection. ASME code pressure vessels are ASME stamped, which indicates that they have been thoroughly inspected and meet the quality and safety standards established by the BPVC.

Adams-ISC designs and builds pressure vessels per the ASME BPVC Section VIII, Division 1.

PVMA Membership

PVMAAdams-ISC (Rapid City) joined the Pressure Vessel Manufacturers Association (PVMA) in December 2019. PVMA is the national organization representing manufacturers of pressure vessels made in accordance with the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code (BPVC), Section VIII, Division 1 and Division 2, and suppliers of materials and services to the pressure vessel fabricating industry.

Examples of Completed Customer Projects

  • Vertical ION Exchange Vessel with Manways, ASME Code
  • Dual Chamber Horizontal Separator, ASME Code
  • Vertical Chemical Treating Tower, ASME Code: with Caged Ladder, Crows Nest, Safety Gate, and Mist Extractor
  • Hot Oil Truck Tank and Frame Fabrication: with Burner Box; Man Hole Ring, Ladder Rung and Pierce Plate; Roll Over Bar Assembly; Anti-slip Galvanized Steel Plank Grating; Walking Plate; Tank Baffle, End, and Belly Straps
  • Vertical 2-Phase Separator / Volume Bottle, ASME Code: with Siphon Drain, Level Gauge, Mesh Mist Extractor, Inlet Diverter, Skirt and Base Plate
  • Vertical Desiccant Pot and Manifold, ASME Code
  • Vertical Flare Drums / Water Surge Drums / Oil Surge Drums
  • Ballast Tank with VCR (Vacuum Coupling Radiation) Fitting, ASME Code
  • Horizontal 2- or 3-Phase FWKO (Free Water Knockout) / Slug Catcher, ASME Code: with interface Manway, Inlet Diverter, and Quieting Baffle
  • Fire Foam Storage Tanks (60 gal up to 7,500 gal units) and Manifold Assemblies, ASME Code
  • Horizontal 3-Phase Separator / Boot, ASME Code: with Lift Lugs, Saddle Supports, Quieting Baffle, and Inlet Diverter
  • Vertical Fuel Gas Scrubber, ASME Code: with Inlet Diverter, Mist Extractor, Skirt and Base Plate
  • Horizontal Flare Scrubber, ASME Code: Internally Coated, Fiberglass Insulation, Vortex Breaker, and Pipe Inlet Diverter
  • LACT (Lease Automatic Custody Transfer) Unit: with PW (Purified Water) Skid and Sample Pot