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ASME Weld Categories and Types

Many requirements for welds in the ASME code depend on a weld’s category and its type, but those two classifications...


Column Rebuild Ward was contracted to unstack a chemical processing column, build a new sump/skirt section, then re-stack the column. ...


May’s ISM Manufacturing Index (PMI) increased marginally to 56.1 from April’s 55.4 mark. May’s data indicates the 24th consecutive month of...

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Ward is a team of like-minded individuals working together to become the industry-wide leader in the engineering and fabrication of top quality ASME Code products with Safety as our core foundation. We make it happen with second-to-none service and exceptional value while enhancing the success of our Employees, Customers, Suppliers and surrounding Communities. It’s not what we do, but how we do it.

Who We Are

Ward Vessel & Exchanger offers design and fabrication of custom shell and tube heat exchangers and pressure vessels manufactured in accordance with ASME Code: Section VIII, Division 1.

Ward Vessel & Exchanger represents an innovative group of people that specialize in the custom design and fabrication of process equipment for the chemical, pharmaceutical, food/beverage, pulp/paper, power, refinery and pure water industries.

With our unique approach to fabrication engineering and strategic locations in both Charlotte, NC and Houston, TX, we continuously and effectively meet the needs of our Customers.

We are proud and active members of MTI (Materials Technology Institute), TEMA (Tubular Exchanger Manufacturers Association), ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers), STI/SPFA (Steel Tank Institute/Steel Plate Fabricators Association), LCA (Louisiana Chemical Association) and TCC (Texas Chemical Council) in an effort to serve our industry to the best of our ability.