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Companion Guide to the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, Volume 1, Fourth Edition
K. R. Rao
K. R. Rao
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This chapter describes the general requirements of Section III applicable to all Classes of construction, including steel vessels, piping, pumps, and valves, as well as concrete structures. It identifies how to classify components and describes how the jurisdictional boundaries of Section III define what is within and outside the scope of the Code. Use of Code Editions and Addenda and Code Cases is explained. The requirements for Design Basis, Design and Construction Specifications, and Design Reports are described. Furthermore, the chapter addresses the responsibilities and Quality Assurance Program requirements of the different entities involved in constructing a nuclear power plant, from the manufacturer of materials to the Owner. Requirements for ASME accreditation, application of the ASME Code Symbol Stamp, and use of Code Data Reports are also described.

5.1 Introduction
5.2 Article NCA-1000 Scope of Section III
5.3 Article NCA-2000 Classification of Components and Supports
5.4 Article NCA-3000 Responsibilities and Duties
5.5 Article NCA-4000 Quality Assurance
5.6 Article NCA-5000 Authorized Inspection
5.7 Article NCA-8000 Certificates, Nameplates, Code Symbol Stamping, and Data Reports
5.8 Article NCA-9000 Glossary
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