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For more than 10 years, ABEC has been supplying high quality custom stainless steel vessels to our Biopharmaceutical customers from our Springfield, MO manufacturing facility. With over 150000ft2 of manufacturing capacity, ABEC is positioned to fabricate a range of products from simple portable vessels to large, integrated vessel systems.

ABEC is positioned to support your process requirements by providing custom vessel solutions for your application. Our team of experienced designers will work closely with you to optimize the vessel design to meet process requirements as well applicable regulatory requirements. In supplying vessels to the global Biopharmaceutical market we have met the requirements of these agencies, among others:

  • ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code Section VIII Division 1.
  • CSA B51-03 Boiler, Pressure Vessel, and Pressure Piping Code
  • Ontario Regulation 220/01: Boilers and Pressure Vessels
  • EU European Union; Pressure Directive (97/23/EC)
  • China Pressure Vessel ML
  • Australia AS 1210: Pressure vessels
  • Singapore MOMA

At ABEC we offer a wide range of stainless steel plate to fabricate, manufacture and produce Biopharmaceutical ASME pressure vessels. The materials we use include 304/304L, 316/316L, 317L, AL6XN, Hastelloy C-276, C-22, Inco 625, and Inconel 825.

Our Craftsmen who fabricate our vessels are among the most experienced in the business. With many years of experience on our shop floor, the attention to detail during the fabrication process is world class. We can process plate material to a thickness of 5/8in, and with 15 ton capacity cranes and 34ft under the hook, can fabricate any vessel required by this industry. Our custom approach to fabrication includes several mechanical polishing steps to produce a uniform surface, followed by a stringent electropolishing process, to insure a virtually mirror finish, eliminating pits and occlusions that might potentially cause problems once in use.

All of our vessels go through an FAT that includes sprayball coverage testing. In order to guarantee 100% coverage, all sprayballs are custom designed and drilled specific to each vessel. To do this, we use a computer generated drill chart based on actual vessel dimensions and nozzle locations.