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Continuing and Changing Priorities of the ASME Boiler & Pressure Vessel Codes and Standards

K.R. Rao
K.R. Rao
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The technology for pressure equipment design continues to advance each and every day. The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) has been keeping pace with these advances over the last 100 years. Specifically, the ASME Boiler & Pressure Vessel Code, Section VIII, Division 1 [1] has become the International benchmark standard for pressure vessel design for a multitude of industries. In response to these ever-growing industries and their unique design requirements the document has grown in scope, technology, and size. Organization, maintenance, and use of a document of such magnitude have become a real challenge, especially with a writing style...

24A.1 Abstract
24A.2 Introduction
24A.3 Document Size
24A.4 Writing Style and Organization
24A.5 Technical Issues
24A.6 Technical Background of Code Rules
24A.7 Common Rules
24A.8 Example Problems
24A.9 Summary
24A.10 References
24B.1 Abstract
24B.2 Introduction
24B.3 Development Objectives
24B.4 Development Process
24B.5 Organization of New Code
24B.6 Additional Development Steps
24B.7 Use of VIII-2 in New Construction
24B.8 Common Rules
24B.9 Document Format
24B.10 ASME Section VIII — Division 2 Criteria and Commentary
24B.11 Example Problems
24B.12 Summary
24B.13 References
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