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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 ASME BPV Code promotes the introduction of new materials. As materials are produced to more closely fit users' requirements, new issues arise. One example is the introduction of “advanced” alloys into the B&PV Code, which represents a significant change in philosophy regarding materials' use at elevated temperatures. The inevitable acceptance of these alloys has prompted the introduction of new rules in the construction codes and new protocols in SC II that are more prescriptive than the rules and protocols adopted to govern the use of the more “traditional” materials. In view of the very significant changes in the power...

26A.1 Introduction
26A.2 Extrapolation is Perilous
26A.3 The Environment is Always Worse than Predicted
26A.4 Post-Fabrication Cleanup is More Important than Generally is Believed
26A.5 Physical Properties are Important
26A.6 Is the Mission of the B&PV Code Evolving?
26A.7 Acknowledgment
26A.8 References
26B.1 Introduction
26B.2 Types of Nonmetallic Materials
26B.3 Design Specification
26B.4 Nonmetallic Components
26B.5 Joining of Nonmetallic Components (and Sub-Components)
26B.6 Application Problems
26B.7 Quality Assurance (QA)
26B.8 Sensitive Aspects of Nonmetallic Fabrication Processes
26B.9 Conclusions
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