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Online Companion Guide to the ASME Boiler & Pressure Vessel Codes
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This chapter provides a commentary on the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, Section VIII, Division 3, 2019 Edition. It is intended to be used as a companion to Division 3 by Manufacturers and Users of high-pressure vessels, and will also provide guidance to Inspectors, materials suppliers, and others. The material is generally presented in the same order in which it appears in the Code. Comments are not given about each paragraph, but paragraph numbers are referenced as appropriate. The comments apply to the 2019 Edition.


The original author of this chapter was J. Robert Sims Jr. who updated the chapter for the second, third and fourth editions and was joined by Charles Becht V for the fifth edition. For this revision, Mr. Sims has been joined by S. Michael Cooch.

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