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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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The purpose of this chapter is to provide users of the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code Section V [1] an insight into the significant Section V requirements, NDE methods, and NDE methodology, as well as the relation of Section V to other ASME book sections and to the use of the American Society for Testing Materials (ASTM) Standards [2]. The information provided in this chapter is based on the 2010 edition of Section V with 2011 addenda, dated July 1, 2011.

The charter and scope for the Committee for Section V (BPV V) is to develop and maintain Code rules for NDE methodology and equipment involved in surface and volumetric testing methods. These test methods are used for the detection and sizing of defects, discontinuities, and flaws in materials and weldments during the manufacture, fabrication, and construction of parts, components, and vessels in accordance with the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code and other ASME Codes; for example, B31.1 for Power Piping [3].

BPV V members consist of representatives from manufacturers, insurance companies, architectural engineering companies, research organizations, utilities, consulting firms, and the National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors. All additions, revisions, inquires, and Code Cases relating to Section V are reviewed and approved by the BPV V before adoption.

20.1 Introduction
20.2 Organization of Section V
20.3 Relation to Other ASME Code Book Sections
20.4 Article 1: General Requirements
20.5 Article 2: Radiographic Examination
20.6 Article 4: Ultrasonic Examination Methods for Welds
20.7 Ultrasonic Examination Methods for Materials
20.8 Article 6: Liquid-Penetrant Examination
20.9 Article 7: Magnetic-Particle Examination
20.10 Article 8: Eddy-Current Examination
20.11 Article 9: Visual Examination
20.12 Article 10: Leak Testing
20.13 Acoustic Emission Examination
20.14 Article 11: Acoustic Emission Examination of Fiber-Reinforced Plastic Vessels
20.15 Article 12: Acoustic Emission Examination of Metallic Vessels during Pressure Testing
20.16 Article 13: Continuous AE Monitoring
20.17 Article 14: Examination System Qualification
20.18 Article 15: Alternating Current Field Measurement
20.19 Article 16: Magnetic Flux Leakage
20.20 Article 17: Remote Field Testing
20.21 Technical Changes to Section V Since the 2nd Edition
20.22 Future Changes Anticipated for Section V
20.23 References
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