Thermal Engineering International (USA) Inc., a subsidiary of Babcock Power Inc., has announced it has received Certificates of Authorization in accordance with Section III Division 1 of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code (BPVC). These certificates authorise TEi’s Joplin, Missouri facility to design and fabricate nuclear safety-related components and appurtenances.

Obtaining the ASME Section III certification required TEi to undergo a comprehensive review and establish a robust quality assurance program that meets the Code’s most stringent requirements for nuclear components that play a vital safety role.

As a subsidiary of Babcock Power Inc., TEi stands as the premier domestic supplier of turbine island heat exchangers to nuclear power stations, encompassing moisture separator reheaters, feedwater heaters, and steam surface condensers. TEi’s Joplin, Missouri facility has held ASME certifications for Section VIII Division 1 (U) pressure vessels, S stamp for boiler pressure parts, and R stamp for pressure part repairs and alterations since 1979. In 2016, TEi expanded its certifications to include Section VIII Division 2 (U2), further enhancing its capabilities to design and supply safety-related heat exchanger components and services for both existing and new-build nuclear stations, including traditional large-scale and modern small modular varieties.

Joseph Green, Chief Nuclear Officer at TEi, expressed excitement about supplying ASME Section III heat exchangers for customers, highlighting nuclear power’s ability to deliver high-capacity baseload power while minimising greenhouse gas emissions. “We are committed to the highest levels of quality and performance in our products,” he added.

Ken Murakoshi, President and CEO, emphasised the significance of the Section III N certifications in bolstering TEi’s support for the nuclear industry’s efforts towards global net-zero and energy security objectives.

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