We had a client ask us “what is the most common pressure vessel that is manufactured in the world?” We put that question to our draftsmen and engineers here at Bendel and they came up with the answer of all answers. The simple fire extinguisher!
But think about the fire extinguisher for a second. It is nothing more than a pressure vessel from which a material or agent is expelled to put out a fire. The agent acts upon the chemistry of the fire by removing one or more of the three elements necessary to maintain fire—commonly referred to as the fire triangle. The three sides of the fire triangle are fuel, heat, and oxygen.
Now, there are some very small fire extinguishers…but they all still operate from the same pressure vessel philosophy!
So the next time somebody asks you what is the world’s most common pressure vessel manufactured, you can tell them that you know. Bendel does not manufacture fire extinguishers, but we do design and manufacture a complete line of pressure vessels and reactors in strict accordance with ASME (Section VIII, Division I). ASME vessels can be fabricated from Carbon Steel, Stainless Steel or Nickel Alloy materials.
The ASME code may encompass the primary vessel only or the entire assembly which may include heating/cooling jackets, internal coils or other pressure retaining components.
To find out more about our professional pressure vessel design and manufacturing program, please contact our Bendel team: Jim Rozsa firstname.lastname@example.org or Vince Petrucci email@example.com at Bendel Tank & Heat Exchanger headquarters in Charlotte, NC at 866-596-5112. Or if you are in TX, AR, LA or OK and in Houston at 832-436-4626 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to serving you soon from Bendel Tank & Heat Exchanger.