SAFETY - QUALITY - SANITARY
Food & Beverage
At PSS, we recognize the growing need for skilled technicians. With over 100 years of combined experience in the Food & Beverage Industry, we take pride in working with the best. Our technicians are regularly trained and certified in accordance with their respective craft technologies.
We deliver success through compliance with globally recognized industry standard organizations.
American Society of Mechanical Engineers
ASME U Stamp – PSS holds a U Stamp through ASME.
ASME - The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) is an American professional association that, in its own words, "promotes the art, science, and practice of multidisciplinary engineering and allied sciences around the globe" via "continuing education, training and professional development, codes and standards, research, conferences and publications, government relations, and other forms of outreach."
ASME “U” Stamp - The ASME U Stamp is the certification of a manufacturer’s quality control system in accordance with ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code (BPVC) Sections I, IV, VIII, X, and/or XII. PSS is authorized to use the ASME Single Certification Mark because we have successfully completed a rigorous review of the implementation of our quality assurance program conducted by an independent third-party inspection through ASME’s Conformity Assessment program in relation to the (those) specific designator(s).
National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors
NBBI R Stamp – PSS holds an R Stamp through NBBI
NBBI - The National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors is the worldwide leader in pressure equipment safety. It was established in 1919 to promote greater safety to life and property through uniformity in the construction, installation, repair, maintenance, and inspection of pressure equipment. The National Board membership oversees adherence to laws, rules, and regulations relating to boilers and pressure vessels. The National Board Members are the chief boiler inspectors representing most states and provinces/territories of Canada, as well as many major cities in the United States.
NBBI “R” Stamp - The National Board offers the Certificate of Authorization and R symbol stamp for the repair and/or alteration of boilers, pressure vessels, and other pressure-retaining items. Requirements are described in NB-415, Accreditation of R Repair Organizations. Organizations seeking a National Board R Certificate of Authorization must complete NB-12, Application for the National Board R Certificate of Authorization and:
- have and maintain an inspection agreement with an authorized inspection agency,
- have a written quality system that complies with the requirements of the current edition of the National Board Inspection Code (NBIC) and includes the expected scope of activities,
- have the current edition of all parts of the NBIC. Organizations have the option of using either a printed version or an electronic version, including a subscription from a National Board licensed reseller, to fulfill this requirement.
- have available a copy of the code of construction appropriate for the intended scope of work.
- Prior to issuance of a National Board R Certificate of Authorization, the organization and its facilities are subject to an onsite review of its quality system.
Association for Materials Protection and Performance
AMPP – PSS is a Corporate Member. PSS has team members that hold Senior Certified Coating Inspector (CIP3) & Certified Coating Inspectors (CIP2)
AMPP Associate Corporate Member - AMPP formally NACE International is a not-for-profit professional organization for the corrosion control industry whose mission is to "[equip] society to protect people, assets and the environment from the adverse effects of corrosion." NACE was established in 1943 as the National Association of Corrosion Engineers. It is headquartered in Houston, Texas and has offices in San Diego, California, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Shanghai, China, São Paulo, Brazil, and Khobar, Saudi Arabia.
Senior Certified Coating Inspectors - CIP Level 3 / The level 3 course is for experienced Certified Coatings Inspectors looking to attain recognition as a Senior Certified Coatings Inspector. Candidates must have expert knowledge in all areas of coating inspection including surface preparation, coating types, inspection criteria, lab testing, and failure modes for various coatings, including specialized coatings and linings. AMPP Senior Certified Coatings Inspectors are recognized as experts in their field.
Certified Coating Inspectors – CIP Level 2 / The level 2 course focuses on advanced inspection techniques and specialized application methods for both steel and non-steel substrates including concrete.
American Welding Society
AWS – PSS has team members that hold the Certified Weld Inspector (CWI)
AWS - The American Welding Society (AWS) was founded in 1919 as a non-profit organization to advance the science, technology and application of welding and allied joining and cutting processes, including brazing, soldering and thermal spraying. Headquartered in Miami, Florida and led by a volunteer organization of officers and directors, AWS serves over 73,000 members worldwide and is composed of 22 Districts with 250 Sections and student chapters.
Certified Welding Inspector – CWI / Certiﬁed Welding Inspectors (CWI) must demonstrate a keen attention to detail along with other requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities, and are often considered the safety nets that catch potentially catastrophic mistakes. It’s the CWI's responsibility not only to determine if a weldment meets the acceptance criteria of a speciﬁc code, standard, or other specification, but also to handle qualification records, oversee non-destructive testing and ensure proper materials are available during testing. Therefore, it is important that the CWI is familiar with welding processes, welding procedures, welder qualiﬁcations, materials, and weld testing limitations, as well as how to read blueprint drawings, prepare and keep records, prepare, and make reports, and make responsible judgments.