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Companion Guide to the ASME Boiler & Pressure Vessel Code, Volume 2, Second Edition: Criteria and Commentary on Select Aspects of the Boiler & Pressure Vessel and Piping Codes

K. R. Rao
K. R. Rao
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Chapter 22, authored by Kamran Mokhtarian, discusses Section VIII, Division 2 (Alternative Rules). This chapter summarizes the more significant requirements of Section VIII, Division 2 and gives a commentary on these requirements. When appropriate, comparisons are made with Section VIII, Division 1. The comments on and interpretations of the rules are strictly the opinions of the author; they are not to be considered official ASME Code Committee interpretations. The Code requirements have been simplified and may not reflect all details of the rules; the applicable Code Edition must be consulted for actual applications. This chapter is based on the 2001...

22.1 Introduction
22.2 Historical background
22.3 Comparison with Division 1
22.4 General Requirements
22.5 General Material Requirements
22.6 Toughness Requirements
22.7 Special Requirements for Materials of Certain Categories
22.8 General Design Requirements
22.9 Fatigue Exemption Rules
22.10 Design for Internal Pressure
22.11 Design of Shells for Buckling
22.12 Welded Joints
22.13 Reinforcement of Openings
22.14 Nozzle Attachment Details
22.15 Design of Flat Heads and Bolted Connections
22.16 Attachments and Supports
22.17 Access and Inspection Openings
22.18 General Fabrication Requirements
22.19 Fabrication Tolerances
22.20 Welding Requirements
22.21 Heat Treatment
22.22 Special Fabrication Requirements
22.23 Pressure-Relief Devices
22.24 Inspection and Radiography
22.25 Testing Requirements
22.26 Marking, Stamping, and Reports
22.27 Bolted Flange Connections
22.28 Appendix 4 Analysis
22.29 Fatigue Analysis
22.30 Other Mandatory Appendices
22.31 Nonmandatory Appendices
22.32 Re-Write of Division 2
22.33 References
22.34 Summary of Changes
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