SPSI Completes Three Year ASME Recertification

Includes Nuclear Stamps N, NPT and NS Stamp Recertification and Certification of NA Stamp.

Jul 25, 2012, 14:00 ET from Scott Process Systems, Inc.

HARTVILLE, Ohio, July 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- SPSI (Scott Process Systems, Inc. or the Company), today announced that it has successfully completed the recertification of its full slate of American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) code stamps, including S – Power Boiler, PP – Power Piping Systems, U – Unfired Pressure Vessels, N – Nuclear Components, NPT – Nuclear Piping Systems (with and without design authority) and NS – Nuclear Supports (with and without design authority).  In 2012 the Company also added an NA – Nuclear Shop Assembly stamp.  The successful ASME recertification will continue through 2015.

SPSI is a privately held fabricator of process, power and nuclear piping systems used primarily in the domestic and international power generation and petrochemical industries.  Based in Hartville, Ohio, the Company is a global leader in pipe fabrication and provides solutions in the shop fabrication of piping systems for a variety of complex applications.  SPSI is recognized for its ability to fabricate World Class quality complex high and low pressure piping systems including: combined cycle heat recovery steam generators (HRSG's), alky unit pipe fabrication, benzene reduction piping systems, fossil fuel (coal) fired utility boilers, nuclear-powered utility boilers, balance of plant piping systems (BOP), turnaround piping, flue gas desulphurization systems and other clean air emission control environmental systems.  

SPSI's capabilities include fabrication of a variety of materials including carbon steel, nickel alloys, low alloy steels including P11, P22, and P91, stainless steels and others.

SPSI has significant experience and expertise in the power and petrochemical industries as well as waste water treatment, chemical and petroleum processing applications. SPSI's expertise also includes NBIC (National Board Inspection Code) R – Repair certification and experience in fabricating components under the European Pressure Equipment Directive (PED) and the Indian Boiler Regulations (IBR). 

Tom Bach, President, stated, "The completion of our ASME recertification process represents another significant milestone for SPSI and is a standard of excellence and representative of our dedication to quality and innovation. This achievement was made possible through the dedication and commitment of all SPSI Associates. The commitment to quality and the emphasis on safety, integrity, teamwork, personal and professional development, excellence and respect allows SPSI to perform and excel for our customers. This recertification represents our continued and complete commitment to outstanding quality in each and every product we provide."

Jerry Stethem, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer added, "The ASME nuclear certifications are the standard of excellence. These certifications speak to the quality and precision of our entire operation. It also shows the dedication of our Associates in maintaining and exceeding the World Class standard for which SPSI stands. Our mission is to be the Company of choice for our customers, our Associates, our vendors and to provide our customers superior products, superior service, unsurpassed quality and on-time delivery."

With three state of the art production facilities in Ohio comprising a total of approximately 100,000 square feet, SPSI is one of the most technically certified and automated pipe fabrication organizations in the country.  Through the use of craft training, computerization, automation and proprietary production processes, the Company has garnered a reputation for safely delivering products of the highest quality, on time and on budget.  In addition to technical automation, SPSI employs and trains its technical workforce in complex fabrication, welding and construction procedures.  SPSI has a fully certified internally funded welding and pipe fitting apprenticeship program that provides skilled tradesmen directly into the SPSI and regional workforce.

SPSI maintains one of the most comprehensive slates of ASME fabrication certifications of any pipe fabrication company in the United States, including one of the most comprehensive lists of nuclear certifications of any pipe fabricator.  The Company's nuclear certification applies to its main production facility in Hartville, Ohio. 

Questions to the Company can be directed to Jerry Stethem, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer or Erin Troyer, Marketing Coordinator, at 330-877-2350. Please visit our website at www.scottprocess.com.

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SOURCE Scott Process Systems, Inc.