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Companion Guide to the ASME Boiler & Pressure Vessel Code, Volume 1, Second Edition

K. R. Rao
K. R. Rao
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In Chapter 15, also authored by John D. Stevenson, a commentary is provided about the containment systems used for the transportation and storage packaging of spent fuel and high-level radioactive material waste and spent fuel. In 1997, ASME issued the initial version of Division 3 of Section III. Before the publication of Division 3, Section III, the Section applicable to the construction of nuclear pressure-retaining components and supports had two divisions: Division 1, for metal construction, and Division 2, for concrete construction. Division 3 was added to cover the containment of packaging for nuclear materials; hence its common name “Nupack.”...

15.1 Introduction
15.2 Historical Development
15.3 Code Development
15.4 Scope of Nupack
15.5 General Provisions
15.6 Documentation Requirements
15.7 Specified Loading Categories
15.8 Allowable Stress
15.9 Materials, Fabrication, Installation, Examination, and Testing
15.10 Code Text Organization
15.11 Assessment of the ASME Nupack Design Rules [6]
15.12 Suggested Further Enhancements—Impact Limiters
15.13 Tiedowns∕Transportation Structures
15.14 Gasket∕Seal Design
15.15 Lead Melting
15.16 Example Problems
15.17 Summary of Changes
15.18 References
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