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Online Companion Guide to the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Codes: Criteria and Commentary on Select Aspects of the Boiler & Pressure Vessel Codes

Publisher:
ASME Press
Publication date:
2020

Specifically designed for Standards Users and Learners, this new, online, eBook edition of the Companion Guide to the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Codes will provide continuously updated chapters as available for the latest release of the ASME BPV Standard. Chapters will be updated by Code experts and committees, with 10 to 20 updated chapters (out of 40 total chapters) expected each year.

For the initial launch of this website in January 2020 the following chapters will be updated from the previous 5th edition, which was published in 2018:

  • Chapter 1 – Introduction to Power Boilers

  • Chapter 2 – Section VII—Recommended Guidelines for the Care of Power Boilers

  • Chapter 4 – A Commentary for Understanding and Applying the Principles of the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code

  • Chapter 35 – ASME Piping Code: B31.1, Power Piping

  • Chapter 36 – ASME Piping Codes: B31.3 Process, B31.5 Refrigeration, B31.9 Building Services and ASME Standards for Piping: B31E Seismic Design, B31J Stress I-Factors, B31T Toughness Requirements

The following chapters have also been updated:

  • Chapter 3 – Part 2, Section II—Materials and Specifications

  • Chapter 5 – Subsection NCA—General Requirements for Division 1 and Division 2

  • Chapter 6 – Subsection NB—Class I Components

  • Chapter 7 – Section III: Subsections NC and ND— Class 2 and 3 Components

  • Chapter 8 – Subsection NB, NC, ND-3600 Piping

  • Chapter 9 – Subsection NE—Class MC Components

  • Chapter 11 – Subsection NG—Core Support Structure

  • Chapter 12 – Nonmetallic Pressure Piping System Components

  • Chapter 13 – Nuclear Pumps

  • Chapter 14 – Nuclear Valves

  • Chapter 15 – Code for Concrete Containments

  • Chapter 16 – Containments for Transportation and Storage of Spent Nuclear Fuel and High-Level Radioactive Material and Waste

  • Chapter 23 – Section VIII, Division 3—Alternative Rules for Construction of High-Pressure Vessels

  • Chapter 24 – Safety of Personnel Using QuickActuating Closures on Pressure Vessels and Associated Litigation Issues

  • Chapter 27 – Overview of Section XI Stipulations

  • Chapter 30 – Section XI Flaw Acceptance Criteria and Evaluation Using Code Procedures

  • Chapter 32 – Fatigue Crack Growth, Fatigue, and Stress Corrosion Crack Growth: Section XI Evaluation Warren

  • Chapter 34 – Description of Rules of Section XII Transport Tank Code

  • Chapter 37 – Transportation Pipelines, Including ASME B31.4, B31.8, B31.8S, B31G and B31Q Codes

  • Chapter 38 – Hydrogen Piping and Pipe Lines

More updates will be added as available in 2022. In addition, each of the 40 chapters now have new, professional abstracts, and full-text searching across all chapters, which were not available in previous electronic editions.

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