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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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In Chapter 26, Owen F. Hedden provides an overview of the stipulations of Section XI, Rules for Inservice Inspection of Nuclear Power Plant Components. A chronological overview of the development of Section XI is presented, from its inception in 1968 up to the 1998 Edition. The chapter traces the development, Edition-by-Edition, of important elements of the Code, including the philosophy behind many of the revisions. Emphasis is placed on the 1989 through 2004 Editions, for they apply to the majority of plants in the United States and elsewhere. Through an extensive tabulation of Code Interpretations, this chapter also attempts to...

26.1 Introduction
26.2 Development of Scope and Content of Section XI
26.3 Carryover Issues
26.4 Applicability of Code Editions and Addenda, and the use and Content of Code Cases and Interpretations
26.5 Efforts that did not Reach Publication
26.6 Acknowledgments
26.7 References
26.8 Bibliography
26.9 Appendix A: Code Cases
26.10 Appendix B: Interpretations
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