MARTINSBURG, PA – The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) has authorized Curry Supply
Company to build pressure vessels in accordance with the requirements of the ASME Boiler and Pressure
ASME Certificate of Authorization is a highly sought-after designation for manufacturers of pressure
vessels, such as vacuum trucks, vacuum tanks, compressors, and rig vacs. When a manufacturer is
authorized to use the ASME Certification Mark the customer is ensured of precise and consistent
manufacturing material and procedures. This level of manufacturing precision ensures safety and removes
In order to receive the ASME Certificate of Authorization, Curry Supply had to use specialized and certified
tooling like pressure gauges, calipers, micrometers, gauge blocks, and ASME and National Board manuals to
support the verification process necessary in the pressure vessel industry. Then, they had to design and
build a sample pressure vessel that was extensively tested for steel quality, welds, tolerances, dimensions,
pipe placement, and engineering drawing accuracy. Simulation calculations were made of implosion and
explosion of tanks to ensure that they would not rupture or collapse under positive and negative pressures.
Every step of this stringent testing had to pass unequivocally in order to receive certification. Several ASME
audits were used to confirm the results. Simply receiving ASME certification doesn’t end there, however.
Engineering product testing and documentation of material purchase and usage must be maintained at all
times for auditing purposes.
For Curry Supply, having the ASME Certificate of Authorization validates their quality control program.
“We believe that our quality control standards are amongst the highest in the industry,” said Stephen
McConnell, Curry Supply Quality Control Manager. “Having the ASME Certificate of Authorization and being
able to use the ASME Certification Mark proves the level of effort and dedication we take to produce the
highest quality pressure vessel product. Fortunately for us, most of our competition do not have this
By obtaining a ‘U’ Stamp for the manufacture of new pressure vessels, and an ‘R’ Stamp for the repair of
them, Curry Supply is now authorized to manufacture, repair, and sell pressure vessels that carry the ASME
Code Certification Mark.
“Curry Supply is closely aligned to the oil and gas industry,” said Jason Ritchey, Curry Supply President, “and
while our Vacuum Trucks are extremely well received in the field, there are those customers who prefer
products that meet specific ASME standards. We can now accommodate them.”
Curry Supply Company is a family-owned business that was established in 1932. Over the past 80 years,
Curry Supply has grown into one of America’s largest manufacturers and dealers of commercial service
vehicles including mechanics trucks, service trucks, vacuum trucks, winch trucks, and lube skids, as well as
fuel/lube trucks and water trucks for both on-road and off-road needs. Curry Supply delivers
internationally, with sales and service provided throughout the United States.
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