Manufacturing Standards

Equipment operating under pressure, referred to as Pressure Equipment, is categorised according three main parameters:

  • The nature of the fluid contained.
  • The volume of fluid.
  • The maximum permissible pressure.

Depending on the codes applied in the country of use typical and the application for the equipment differing codes may be applied to the construction and certification of this equipment.

  • In Europe: The Pressure Equipment Directive (PED) prevails. It imposes the use of a harmonised of local calculation code for the pressure containing parts such as:
    • CODETI
    • COVAP
    • RCC-M for nuclear ESPs
  • In North America: the ASME code prevails.
  • Other standards exist in other parts of the world: for example, the GOST and Rostechnadzor certification system for Russia
  • In the field of the MARINE: international codes apply, and certifications are obtained by classification societies (Lloyd's, DNV, Bureau Veritas, etc)

Babcock Wanson has all the approvals and skills required for the manufacture and certification of pressure vessels and is thus able to meet most local requirements.


Contact one of our technical sales team in your location and they will assist with you enquiry.

Our Expertise


Our technical sales consultants will be available to advise and guide you throughout the specification and purchase process. Our sales team are focused on ensuring that every project and installation runs smoothly, from specification to delivery and installation.

Babcock Wanson is renowned for quality industrial process heating solutions, from manufacture to maintenance and on-going support.

A key factor in Babcock Wanson’s success stems from our ability to offer a complete range of products and services for boiler houses and other process heating needs; all adapted to meet customers’ individual requirements.

All products supplied by Babcock Wanson are fully supported, including tailored service and maintenance contracts.

In addition to a range of quality engineered products, Babcock Wanson also provides turnkey solutions. We have the engineering expertise and experience to customise our products and system designs to develop innovative solutions.


We work hard to be the very best we can and are proud to be one of the World’s leading suppliers of industrial process heating equipment. Babcock Wanson customers benefit from:

  • High efficiency and environmentally conscious performance
  • Always at the forefront of innovation
  • The strength of an international network, backed up with local service
  • An exceptionally wide range of process heating solutions to meet customers’ needs
  • Over a century of engineering expertise and experience
  • Tailored solutions, from product to training and maintenance contracts
  • Full after sales support
  • A solutions-based approach
  • Thousands of installations and satisfied customers

From its beginnings in the late 19 th Century, Babcock Wanson has grown to become a major international provider of industrial process heating equipment and solutions.

  • An international organisation with eight operating companies in and around Europe
  • Two prime manufacturing facilities in Europe, plus other engineering and assembly
  • 600+ staff, over half of which are dedicated to after-sales care and service
  • A world-wide network of commercial and technical partners
    300+ service engineers across Europe

Delivering Innovation

Sustainability Goals

Babcock Wanson are focused on building a long-term, sustainable business and future for our world.

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All the aspects of our product design, organization and services are oriented towards our customers’ needs.